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Del Shannon (Charles Weedon Westover)

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Biography

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Born Charles Westover in Coopersville, Michigan, on December 30, 1934, rocker Del Shannon claimed legendary country-western singer Hank Williams as an early influence, but his first record was unadulterated rock: the classic "Runaway" in 1961, highlighted by Shannon's falsetto and keyboardist Max Crook's wailing Musitron (an invention of his). It shot to #1 in both the US and the UK. He had several follow-up hits, including "Hats Off to Larry" and "Little Town Flirt", but his last big hit came in 1965, with "Keep Searchin' ". Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

It's Trad, Dad! 1962

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Character: Himself

Daytona Beach Weekend 1965

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