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Del Shannon (1934–1990)

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 ... See full bio »

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 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #18.159 (2011) ... (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.144 (2011) ... (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
 2010 A Little Help (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
  Heroes (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Chapter Eight 'Into Asylum' (2009) ... (performer: "Runaway" - uncredited) / (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
 2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story (performer: "Cry Myself To Sleep") / (writer: "Cry Myself To Sleep")
 2003 Stealing Sinatra (performer: "Hats Off To Larry") / (writer: "Hats Off To Larry")
 2002 Just a Kiss (performer: "I Got It Bad") / (writer: "I Got It Bad")
 2000 Cowboys and Angels (writer: "Runaway")
 1997 Good Will Hunting (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
  Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- You Always Hurt the One You Love (1994) ... (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1994 Dead Beat (performer: "That's the Way Love Is", "So Long Baby", "Hats Off to Larry") / (writer: "Hats Off to Larry")
 1994 Wild Reeds (performer: "Run Away") / (writer: "Run Away")
 1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1992 Shindig! Presents British Invasion Vol. 2 (Video short) (writer: "I Go To Pieces")
 1992 Jennifer Eight (performer: "Handy Man")
 1989 Catch Me If You Can (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
  Crime Story (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1987) (performer - 1 episode, 1986)
- Blast from the Past (1987) ... (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
- Pilot (1986) ... (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1987 Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie) (performer: "Sea of Love")
  Knight Rider (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1984) (writer - 1 episode, 1984)
- Let It Be Me (1984) ... (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1984 Children of the Corn (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1983 Party Party (writer: "Little Town Flirt" - as Shannon)
 1983 Christine (writer: "Runaway")
 1983 Eddie and the Cruisers ("Runaway", uncredited)
 1982 Purple Haze (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1982 Splitz (performer: "So Long Baby", "Sue's Gotta Be Mine") / (writer: "So Long Baby", "Sue's Gotta Be Mine")
 1981 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- WonderGran Meets Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hide (1981) ... (writer: "Runaway")
 1980 Running Scared (writer: "RUNAWAY")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Finale))
 1973 American Graffiti (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1973 That'll Be the Day (performer: "Runaway" - uncredited) / (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
 1971 Dusty and Sweets McGee (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1970 Dan August (TV Series) (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.37 (1965) ... (performer: "Runaway", "Keep Searchin'")
 1965 Daytona Beach Weekend (performer: "Runaway", "Stranger in Town") / (writer: "Runaway", "Stranger in Town")
  Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (performer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #1.23 (1965) ... (performer: "Stranger in Town", "Do You Wanna Dance", "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)") / (writer: "Stranger in Town", "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)")
- Episode #1.22 (1965) ... (writer: "I Go to Pieces")
- Episode #1.16 (1964) ... (writer: "Keep Searchin'")
 1962 Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! (performer: "You Never Talked About Me")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "So Long Baby" / "The Answer To Everything" (Big Top Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »
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Trivia:

Was picked to replace Roy Orbison in The Traveling Willburys, but committed suicide before they went into the recording studio. See more »

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Capricorn

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