I always want to run away from A to B, and then I get to B and I wanna go back to A. I think everybody wants to run away.
One of the best and most original rockers of the early ’60s, Del Shannon was also one of the least typical. Although classified at times as a teen idol, he favored brooding themes of abandonment, loss, and rejection.
~Richie Unterberger (allmusic.com)
Del Shannon’s induction in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
|Birth name||Charles Weedon Westover|
|Also known as||Charlie Johnson|
|Born||December 30, 1934
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||February 8, 1990 (aged 55)
Santa Clarita, California, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, country music|
|Labels||Bigtop, Twirl, Berlee, Amy, Liberty, Dunhill, United Artists,Island, Elektra, Silvertone|
Charles Weedon Westover (December 30, 1934 – February 8, 1990), known professionally as Del Shannon, was an American rock and roll singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit, “Runaway”, in 1961.
Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow the Sun) – live 1965
Album of the day
Greatest Hits (2010)
Other February 08:
- Bob Dylan played Hammersmith Odeon in 1990 (Separate post).
- “Stop! In the Name of Love” is a 1965 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label.
Written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, “Stop! In the Name of Love” held the number-one position on the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States from March 21, 1965 through April 3, 1965, and reached the number-two position on the soul chart.
Released February 8, 1965 (U.S.) Format Vinyl record (7″ 45 RPM) Recorded Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); January 5, January 7, and January 11, 1965 Genre Pop, R&B, soul Length 2:52 Label Motown
Writer(s) Holland–Dozier–Holland Producer Brian Holland
Certification Gold (RIAA)
- Vincent Neil Wharton (born February 8, 1961) is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metalband Mötley Crüe.