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Del Shannon

voc, 1934-1990 US, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. Charles Weedon Westover Charles Westover

Del Shannon was born Charles Weedon Westover in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, on December 30, 1934. He became known world-wide as a singer, guitarist and songwriter during the 1960s. During the 1980s 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).

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Runaway on Runaway with Del Shannon by Del Shannon
Runaway (Rerecorded) on His Very Best by Del Shannon
Hats off to Larry on Hats off to Del Shannon by Del Shannon
Runaway on Greatest Hits by Del Shannon
Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun) on 1,661 Seconds with Del Shannon by Del Shannon
Little Town Flirt on Little Town Flirt by Del Shannon
Runaround Sue on Little Town Flirt by Del Shannon
The Swiss Maid on Hats off to Del Shannon by Del Shannon
Hey! Little Girl on Greatest Hits by Del Shannon
Runaway (Bonus Mono Version) on Runaway with Del Shannon by Del Shannon

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Greatest Hits & Finest PerformancesDel Shannon2018Compil.
The Dublin SessionsDel Shannon2017Album
The "Runaway" Hits OfDel Shannon2014Compil.
Runaway With Del Shannon + Hats Off To Del ShannonDel Shannon2014Compil.
The Complete UK Singles (And More) 1961-1966Del Shannon2013Compil.
Runaway And Other Great Hits 1961-1962Del Shannon2013Compil.
The Essential Collection 1961-1991Del Shannon2012Compil.
Move It On OverDel Shannon2011Compil.
The Very Best of Del ShannonDel Shannon2010Compil.
The Hits & MoreDel Shannon2008Compil.
The Great Del ShannonDel Shannon2007Compil.
Del Shannon "Live"Del Shannon2007Album
Home And Away 1960-70Del Shannon2004Compil.
The Best Of Del ShannonDel Shannon2003Album
Classic MastersDel Shannon2003Compil.
Runaway - The Best Of Del ShannonDel Shannon2002Compil.
Runaway: The Very Best Of Del ShannonDel Shannon2002Compil.
His Greatest HitsDel Shannon2001Compil.
25 All-Time Greatest HitsDel Shannon2001Compil.
Keep Searchin' And Other Great Hits Of The 60sDel Shannon2001Compil.
The StoryDel Shannon2000Compil.
20 Hits - Original RecordingsDel Shannon2000Compil.
The Best Of Del ShannonDel Shannon1999Compil.
The Definitive CollectionDel Shannon1998Compil.
The EP CollectionDel Shannon1998Compil.
Sings Hank Williams / 1661 SecondsDel Shannon1998Compil.
Little Town Flirt / Handy ManDel Shannon1998Compil.
The Very Best OfDel Shannon1998Compil.
Keep Searchin' / Stranger In TownDel Shannon1998Single
Hats Off To Larry / Little Town FlirtDel Shannon1998Single
The Best Of Del ShannonDel Shannon1998Compil.
A Complete Career Anthology 1961-1990Del Shannon1998Compil.
The Definitive CollectionDel Shannon1997Compil.
The Very Best of Del ShannonDel Shannon1997Compil.
This Is... Del ShannonDel Shannon1997Compil.
Rock 'N' Roll StarsDel Shannon / Fats Domino / Little Richard / Mud1997Compil.
Runaway With Del Shannon / Hats Off To Del ShannonDel Shannon1997Compil.
RunawayDel Shannon1997Compil.
Runaway / One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty One SecondsDel Shannon1997Compil.
Runaway - The Original HitsDel Shannon1996Compil.
This Is My Bag/Total CommitmentDel Shannon1996Compil.
The Best OfDel Shannon1996Compil.
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1995Compil.
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1995Compil.
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1995Compil.
Live in England/And the Music Plays OnDel Shannon1995Compil.
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1995Compil.
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1995Compil.
RunawayDel Shannon1994Compil.
Keep Searchin'Del Shannon1994Compil.
GoldDel Shannon1993Compil.
Little Town FlirtDel Shannon1993Compil.
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1993Compil.
RunawayDel Shannon1993Compil.
Del ShannonDel Shannon1993Compil.
RunawayDel Shannon1993Compil.
LegendsDion, Del Shannon1992Compil.
Singing The Blues / RunawayGuy Mitchell / Del Shannon1992Single
Rock On!Del Shannon1991Album
Looking Back His Biggest HitsDel Shannon1991Compil.
Walk AwayDel Shannon1991Single
Castle Gold Collection Vol. 11Del Shannon1991Single
Callin' Out My NameDel Shannon1991Single
20 Greatest HitsDel Shannon1991Compil.
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1991Compil.
SpotlightDel Shannon1991Compil.
Are You Lovin' Me TooDel Shannon1991Single
The Liberty YearsDel Shannon1991Compil.
LiveDel Shannon1991Album
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1990Compil.
Runaway / Let's Twist AgainDel Shannon / Chubby Checker1990Single
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1990Compil.
16 Greatest HitsDel Shannon1990Compil.
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1990Compil.
A Portrait Of Del ShannonDel Shannon1989Compil.
Runaway/Hats Off To Larry/Keep Searchin'Del Shannon1989Single
Runaway / Under The BoardwalkDel Shannon / The Drifters1989Single
Walk AwayDel Shannon1989Single
The Final ConcertDel Shannon1989Compil.
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1988Compil.
RunawayDel Shannon1988Compil.
The Del Shannon CollectionDel Shannon1988Compil.
20 Rock 'N' Roll HitsDel Shannon1988Compil.
Greatest HitsDel Shannon1988Compil.
The Best Of - Fantastic Del ShannonDel Shannon1988Compil.
20 Golden GreatsDel Shannon1988Compil.
Runaway / Limbo RockDel Shannon / Chubby Checker1988Single
I Go To PiecesDel Shannon1986Compil.
Runaway / Hats Off To LarryDel Shannon1986Single
Runaway Hits!Del Shannon1986Compil.
Runaway / Swiss MaidDel Shannon1985Single
Stranger On The RunDel Shannon1985Single
The Ritz CollectionDel Shannon1985Compil.
In My Arms Again / You Can't Forgive MeDel Shannon1985Single
Distant GhostDel Shannon1984Single
Del ShanonDel Shannon1983Compil.
Cheap LoveDel Shannon1983Single
Keep Searchin'Del Shannon1983Single
Little Town FlirtDel Shannon1983Single
Runaway HitsDel Shannon1983Compil.
Hats Off To Larry / Hey Little GirlDel Shannon1983Single
The Swiss Maid / So Long BabyDel Shannon1983Single
Sea Of LoveDel Shannon1983Single
Del ShannonDel Shannon1982Compil.
The History Of Rock (Volume Six)Del Shannon / Neil Sedaka / Paul Anka / Dion1982Compil.
Drop Down And Get MeDel Shannon1982Album
The Capitols / Frankie Ford / Del Shannon / Gladys Knight And The PipsThe Capitols / Frankie Ford / Del Shannon / Gladys Knight And The Pips1982Compil.
The Greatest HitsDel Shannon1981Compil.
To Love SomeoneDel Shannon1981Single
Gigantes Del Pop - Vol. 32Del Shannon1981Compil.
The Greatest Hits OfDel Shannon1981Compil.
The Best Of Del ShannonDel Shannon1981Compil.
Sea Of LoveDel Shannon1981Single
Del ShannonDel Shannon1980Compil.
Juke Box GiantsDel Shannon1980Compil.
The Del Shannon Hit ParadeDel Shannon1980Compil.
Runaway / Hats Off To LarryDel Shannon1979Single
20 Golden GreatsDel Shannon1979Compil.
Big HitsDel Shannon1978Compil.
Runaway / Nut RockerDel Shannon - B. Bumble & The Stingers1978Single
E.P. Pack 6Nino Tempo & April Stevens / Del Shannon1978Single
...And The Music Plays OnDel Shannon1978Album
RunawayDel Shannon1978Single
Golden Hits/The Best Of Del ShannonDel Shannon1978Compil.
The Best Of Del ShannonDel Shannon1977Compil.
All Time Hits Of Del ShannonDel Shannon1977Compil.
Total CommitmentDel Shannon1976Compil.
Runaway / Hats Off To LarryDel Shannon1975Single
Kelly / The Answer To EverythingDel Shannon1975Single
Cry Baby CryDel Shannon1975Single
RunawayDel Shannon1975Compil.
The Vintage YearsDel Shannon1975Compil.
Vintage years 1961-1965Del Shannon1975Compil.
Tell Her No / RestlessDel Shannon1975Single
Cry Baby Cry / In My Arms AgainDel Shannon1975Single
The Very Best of Del ShannonDel Shannon1975Compil.
Runaway / Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)Del Shannon1975Single
RunawayDel Shannon1974Single
Oh, How HappyDel Shannon1974Single
Swiss Maid / Little Town FlirtDel Shannon1974Single
And The Music Plays OnDel Shannon1974Single
The Swiss MaidDel Shannon1974Single
Runaway/HandymanDel Shannon1974Single
Kelly / Coopersville YodelDel Shannon1973Single
Live In EnglandDel Shannon1973Album
Little Town Flirt / Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)Del Shannon1972Single
What's A Matter BabyDel Shannon1972Single
Run Away / Do You Wanna Dance / Keep SearchingDel Shannon1972Single
10th Anniversary AlbumDel Shannon1971Compil.
Sister IsabelleDel Shannon1970Single
The Best Of Del ShannonDel Shannon1970Compil.
Comin' Back To MeDel Shannon1969Single
Thinkin' It Over / Runnin' On BackDel Shannon1968Single
This Is My BagDel Shannon1968Album
Gemini / Magical Musical BoxDel Shannon1968Single
The Further Adventures Of Charles WestoverDel Shannon1968Album
Rain DropsDel Shannon1968Single
Led Along / She Was MineDel Shannon1967Single
Runaway / Show MeDel Shannon1967Single
Led Along / I Can't Be TrueDel Shannon1967Single
RunawayDel Shannon1967Single
I Can't Be TrueDel Shannon1967Single
The New Del ShannonDel Shannon1967Single
She / What Makes You RunDel Shannon1967Single
The Best Of Del ShannonDel Shannon1967Compil.
Del Shannon EPDel Shannon1967Single
The Letter / SilentlyDel Shannon1967Single
Home & AwayDel Shannon1967Single
Mind Over MatterDel Shannon1967Single
Show MeDel Shannon1966Single
Lightnin' Strikes / Hey! Little StarDel Shannon1966Single
The Big Hurt / Oh, Pretty WomanDel Shannon1966Single
Never Though I Could / Show MeDel Shannon1966Single
Youth Market Radio 1966The Hondells, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Del Shannon1966Single
What Makes You RunDel Shannon1966Single
This Is My BagDel Shannon1966Album
For A Little While / Hey! Little StarDel Shannon1966Single
The Big Hurt / I Got It BadDel Shannon1966Single
Total CommitmentDel Shannon1966Album
I Cant Believe My EarsDel Shannon1966Single
Under My ThumbDel Shannon1966Single
Del Shannon HitsDel Shannon1965Single
Move It On Over / She Still Remembers TonyDel Shannon1965Single
Keep Searchin'Del Shannon1965Single
Sings Hank WilliamsDel Shannon1965Album
One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty One Seconds With Del ShannonDel Shannon1965Album
Break UpDel Shannon1965Single
Rag Doll / Over YouDel Shannon1965Single
Break Up / Why Don't You Tell HimDel Shannon1965Single
Stranger In Town / Over YouDel Shannon1965Single
Handy ManDel Shannon1964Album
Handy ManDel Shannon1964Single
Mary Jane / Stains On My LetterDel Shannon1964Single
Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun) / Broken PromisesDel Shannon1964Single
Handy Man / Give Her Lots Of Lovin'Del Shannon1964Single
Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)Del Shannon1964Single
Do You Want To DanceDel Shannon1964Single
SingsDel Shannon1964Compil.
That's The Way Love Is / Time Of The DayDel Shannon1964Single
Do You Want To DanceDel Shannon1964Single
From Del To YouDel Shannon1963Single
Two Kinds Of TeardropsDel Shannon1963Single
Two Silhouettes / From Me To YouDel Shannon1963Single
Little Town FlirtDel Shannon1963Single
Del ShannonDel Shannon1963Single
Little Town FlirtDel Shannon1963Album
Sue's Gotta Be MineDel Shannon1963Single
Sue's Gonna Be MineDel Shannon1963Single
From Me To YouDel Shannon1963Single
Fugitiva "Runaway"Del Shannon1963Single
Del's Own FavouritesDel Shannon1963Compil.
Golden HitsDel Shannon1963Single
Two Kind Of TeardropsDel Shannon1963Single
You Never Talked About MeDel Shannon1963Single
Two SilhouettesDel Shannon1963Single
Little Town FlirtDel Shannon1963Single
Runaway / Little Town FlirtDel Shannon1963Single
Come On Train / So Long BabyJohnny And The Hurricanes / Del Shannon1962Single
I'm Gonna Move OnDel Shannon1962Single
The Swiss MaidDel Shannon1962Single
Hey Little GirlDel Shannon1962Single
Del Shannon No.2Del Shannon1962Compil.
The Swiss Maid / LiesDel Shannon1962Single
Runaway With Del ShannonDel Shannon1962Compil.
Runaway / Hey Little GirlDel Shannon1962Single
Ginny In The Mirror / I Won't Be ThereDel Shannon1962Single
The Swiss MaidDel Shannon1962Single
Little Town FlirtDel Shannon1962Single
You Never Talked About MeDel Shannon1962Single
Hats Off To Del ShannonDel Shannon1962Album
Hey! Little Girl / You Never Talked About MeDel Shannon1962Single
Cry Myself To SleepDel Shannon1962Single
So Long Baby / The Answer To EverythingDel Shannon1961Single
RunawayDel Shannon1961Single
RunawayDel Shannon1961Single
Hats Off To LarryDel Shannon1961Single
RunawayDel Shannon, The String-A-Longs1961Single
Hey! Little GirlDel Shannon1961Single
Little Boy Sad / RunawayJohnny Burnette / Del Shannon1961Single
Runaway With Del ShannonDel Shannon1961Album
RunawayDel Shannon1961Single
So Long BabyDel Shannon1961Single
The Swiss Maid / So Long BabyDel Shannon1961Single
RunawayDel Shannon1961Single
Runaway / Hats Off To LarryDel Shannon1961Single
RunawayDel Shannon1961Single
RunawayDel Shannon1961Single
RunawayDel Shannon1961Compil.
RunawayDel Shannon1961Compil.
Hats Off To LarryDel Shannon1961Compil.
Keep Searchin'Del ShannonSingle
Do You Want To DanceDel ShannonCompil.
Keep Searchin'Del ShannonSingle
Runaway / From Me To YouDel ShannonSingle
All The Hits And MoreDel ShannonCompil.
The Very Best Of Del ShannonDel ShannonCompil.
Rock And Roll Classics Vol. 13Del ShannonCompil.
The Story Of Rock And RollDel ShannonCompil.
The Most Of Del Shannon FavouritesDel ShannonCompil.
Help MeDel ShannonSingle
Hey Litle Girl / You Never Talked About MeDel ShannonSingle
Live USADel ShannonAlbum
Under My ThumbDel ShannonSingle
Rhythm Of The Rain / RunawayThe Cascades, Del ShannonSingle
Hats Off To Larry / Two Kinds Of TeardropsDel ShannonSingle
Keep Searchin' / TorquayDel Shannon / The FireballsSingle
Little Town Flirt / For Your LoveDel Shannon / Sam And BillSingle
Unforgettable MemoriesDel ShannonCompil.
Rock 'N' Roll SuperstarsEverly Brothers, Del Shannon, Gene Pitney, Chuck Berry, The PlattersCompil.
Show MeDel ShannonSingle
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