Del Shannon

Del Shannon

Real Name:
Charles Weedon Westover
Del Shannon was born Charles Weedon Westover in Grand Rapids, Michigan on December 30, 1934. He became known world-wide as a singer, guitarist and songwriter during the 60's. During the 80's he turned to Country and Western and also worked with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, though the many troubles in his personal life led him to committing suicide with a .22 calibre rifle. Shannon was pronounced dead on February 8, 1990 in his home in Santa Clarita, California.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 (Performer).
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Del Shannon Discography


12-1303 Del Shannon Runaway (Album) Big Top 12-1303 US 1961 Sell This Version
HA-X 8071 Del Shannon Hats Off To Del Shannon (Album) London Records HA-X 8071 UK 1962 Sell This Version
HAM-X 6256 Del Shannon Little Town Flirt (Album) Big Top HAM-X 6256 New Zealand 1963 Sell This Version
V-1746, V 1746 (C) Del Shannon Handy Man (Album) Stateside V-1746, V 1746 (C) Canada 1964 Sell This Version
AMY 8004 Del Shannon Sings Hank Williams (Album) Amy AMY 8004 US 1965 Sell This Version
8006 Del Shannon One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty One Seconds (Album) Amy 8006 US 1965 Sell This Version
LST-7453 Del Shannon This Is My Bag (Album) Liberty LST-7453 US 1966 Sell This Version
SLS-96,126 Del Shannon Total Commitment (Album) Liberty SLS-96,126 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
LBS 83 1141 I Del Shannon The Further Adventures Of Charles Westover (Album) Liberty LBS 83 1141 I Germany 1968 Sell This Version
UAS 29474 Del Shannon Live In England (Album) United Artists Records UAS 29474 UK 1973 Sell This Version
SLS 50412 Del Shannon ...And The Music Plays On(LP, Album) Sunset Records SLS 50412 UK 1978 Sell This Version
X5E-568 Del Shannon Drop Down And Get Me (Album) Demon Records X5E-568 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
ED 174 Del Shannon I Go To Pieces (Album) Edsel Records ED 174 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZD74929 Del Shannon Rock On! (Album) Silvertone Records ZD74929 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
094637485323 Del Shannon Home & Away (Album) Zonophone 094637485323 UK 2006 Sell This Version
LT-5089 Del Shannon Runaway(CD) Life Time LT-5089 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NZL-X.632 Del Shannon Runaway (Single) Big Top NZL-X.632 New Zealand 1960 Sell This Version
45-GL 7027 Del Shannon, The String-A-Longs Del Shannon, The String-A-Longs - Runaway(7", Single) London Records 45-GL 7027 Greece 1960 Sell This Version
RE 10.095 Del Shannon Runaway (EP) London Records RE 10.095 France 1961 Sell This Version
45-3091 Del Shannon Hey! Little Girl (Single) Big Top 45-3091 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-HLX 9402 Del Shannon Hats Off To Larry / Don't Gild The Lily, Lily (Single) Big Top 45-HLX 9402 UK 1961 Sell This Version
45-3067 Del Shannon Runaway / Hats Off To Larry (Single) Big Top 45-3067 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-GL 7043 Del Shannon So Long Baby (Single) Big Top 45-GL 7043 Greece 1961 Sell This Version
LES 562 Del Shannon Runaway(7", EP) London Disques LES 562 Portugal 1961 Sell This Version
45-3131 Del Shannon Little Town Flirt / The Wamboo (Single) Big Top 45-3131 US 1962 Sell This Version


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March 9, 2016
One of the most seriously underrated talents in Pop Music history. While most 1960's boffins know his song "Runaway", there's a whole 30 years worth of amazing music from this man. With his incredible voice complete with trademark falsetto and of course his fantastic songwriting, what is there not to like with this guy. If you like Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles etc - Del is much recommended!

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