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Del Shannon Was Born On December 30, 1934 To February 08, 1990 And Was An American Rock And Roller Who Launched Into Fame With The No. 1 Hit Runaway In 1961. Del Shannon Was Born Charles Weedon Westover In Grand Rapids Michigan. Del Shannon Grew Up In Coopersville A Small Farming Community Near Grand Rapids. There He Learned Ukulele And Later Guitar And Listened To Country And Western Music Like Hank Williams And Hank Snow And Also Lefty Frizzell.

Del Shannon In 1954 Was Drafted Into The U.S. Army And While In Germany Played Guitar In A Band Called The Cool Flames. He Also Found Part Time Work As A Rhythm Guitarist In Singer Doug DeMott's Group Working At The Hi Lo Club.

Filmography :

It's Trad, Dad! Aka Ring A Ding Rhythm 1962

The Best Of Del Shannon Rock 'N' Roll's Greatest Hits In Concert Live From The Rock & Roll Love Palace, Kissimmee, Florida, 1988. A Television Program Hosted By Wolfman Jack.

TV Appearances :

Shindig! 1965
Hollywood A Go-Go 1965
Late Night With David Letterman 1986

Hit Singles :

Runaway 1961
Hats Off To Larry 1961
So Long Baby 1961
Hey! Little Girl 1961
Cry Myself To Sleep 1962
The Swiss Maid 1962
Little Town Flirt 1962
Two Kinds Of Teardrops 1963
From Me To You 1963
Two Silhouettes 1963
Sue's Gotta Be Mine 1963
Mary Jane 1964
Handy Man 1964
Do You Want To Dance 1864
Keep Searchin' We'll Follow the Sun 1964
Stranger In Town 1965
Break Up 1965
The Big Hurt 1966
Sea Of Love 1981

As Actor:

Runaway 1986 As A Cop
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978

Self:

Good Time Rock 'N' Roll 1985 TV
Bandstand
The Midnight Special
The Rolf Harris Show
Where The Action Is
Daytona Beach Weekend 1965
Thank Your Lucky Stars
Top Of The Pops
Ready, Steady, Go!
It's Trad, Dad! 1962

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