Del Shannon was born Charles Weedon Westover in Grand Rapids, Michigan on December 30, 1934. The son of Bert and Leone, Westover grew up in nearby Coopersville, a small farming town. Taught to play the ukulele by his mother as a child, young Charles soon flowered into guitar picking at 14 years of age.
The song Runaway, was a number one hit in 1961 in both the US and the UK.
featured in the following television shows:
Beverly Hills 90210: Episodes: Mexican Stand Off,
Sweating It Out,
Laverne & Shirley (Episode: Diner)
CHiPs (The old 70s TV show with Erik Estrada)
WKRP In Cincinnati (starring Howard Hessman):
Filthy Pictures Episode,
Benny Hill Show (Episode 28),
South Of Sunset: Dream Girl
Runaway is featured in the following movies:
Good Will Hunting (Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams),
Christine (Bonnie Raitt's version),
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story,
Kids Of Degrassi Street,
Running Scared (Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal),
That ll Be The Day,
Catch Me If You Can,
Children Of The Corn,
Born On The Fourth of July (Tom Cruise),
Roseaux Sauvages (French Film)
Runaway was also used as the theme to
Crime Story, the hit U.S. television
series from '86 to '88.
Added: 15th October 2007
Posted By: Tony
|Posted by: Naomi on 2007-10-15
I can close my eyes and still hear this pouring out of my transistor radio!
|Posted by: Teresa on 2007-10-16
me too! great one . .
Del had another song called Searching in 1964. BTW, Del was supposed to have been part of The Travellin Wilbury's before he passed.
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