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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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  Crime Story (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes, 1986) (performer - 3 episodes, 1986)
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- Abrams for the Defense (1986) ... (composer: opening credits music)
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- St. Louis Book of Blues (1986) ... (composer: opening credits music) / (performer: opening credits music)
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Other Works:

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

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites: | MySpace | See more »


4' 11¾" (1.52 m)


Shirley Nash  (divorced)  (3 children) | See more »

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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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