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Del Shannon

Biography

Rock ‘n’ move singer-songwriter whose #1 strike sole was “Runaway” in 1961. He worked well as a pickup truck driver along with a carpeting salesman before obtaining heavily involved with music. He was the very first American to hide a song from the Beatles, and his cover of “From Me for you” charted prior to the Beatles version within the U.S. He wedded Shirley Nash and, later on, to Bonnie Tyson. He paid attention to the functions of Hank Williams.

Quick Facts


Full Name Del Shannon
Date Of Birth December 30, 1934
Died February 8, 1990, Santa Clarita, California, United States
Place Of Birth Grand Rapids, MI
Profession Rock Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Bonnie Tyson
Parents Leone Westover, Bert Westover
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame
Nominations NME Award for World Male Singer, NME Award for World Musical Personality
Movies Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Lemon Popsicle, Daytona Beach Weekend, Rock's First Teen Idols, Runaway
Star Sign Capricorn

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heroes TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Wristcutters: A Love Story 2006 performer: "Cry Myself To Sleep" / writer: "Cry Myself To Sleep"
Kuumia aaltoja 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stealing Sinatra 2003 performer: "Hats Off To Larry" / writer: "Hats Off To Larry"
Just a Kiss 2002 performer: "I Got It Bad" / writer: "I Got It Bad"
Cowboys and Angels 2000 writer: "Runaway"
Good Will Hunting 1997 performer: "Runaway" / writer: "Runaway"
Takin' Over the Asylum TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Dead Beat 1994 performer: "That's the Way Love Is", "So Long Baby", "Hats Off to Larry" / writer: "That's the Way Love Is", "So Long Baby", "Hats Off to Larry"
Wild Reeds 1994 performer: "Run Away" / writer: "Run Away"
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 1993 performer: "Runaway" / writer: "Runaway"
Shindig! Presents British Invasion Vol. 2 1992 Video short writer: "I Go To Pieces"
Jennifer 8 1992 performer: "Handy Man"
Quantum Leap TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1991 writer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1991
Catch Me If You Can 1989 performer: "Runaway" / writer: "Runaway"
Platoon Leader 1988 performer: "Move It On Over" / writer: "Move It On Over"
Crime Story TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1987 performer - 1 episode, 1986
Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 1987 performer: "Runaway" / writer: "Runaway"
The Midnight Hour 1985 TV Movie performer: "Sea of Love" - uncredited
Knight Rider TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1984 writer - 1 episode, 1984
Children of the Corn 1984 performer: "Runaway" / writer: "Runaway"
Party Party 1983 writer: "Little Town Flirt" - as Shannon
Christine 1983 writer: "Runaway"
Eddie and the Cruisers 1983 performer: "Runaway" / writer: "Runaway"
CHiPs 1983 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Purple Haze 1982 performer: "Runaway" / writer: "Runaway"
Splitz 1982 performer: "So Long Baby", "Sue's Gotta Be Mine" / writer: "So Long Baby", "Sue's Gotta Be Mine"
The Benny Hill Show 1981 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Running Scared 1980 writer: "RUNAWAY"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1980 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
The Pom Pom Girls 1976 writer: "I Go To Pieces" - uncredited
American Graffiti 1973 writer: "Runaway"
That'll Be the Day 1973 performer: "Runaway" - uncredited / writer: "Runaway" - uncredited
Dusty and Sweets McGee 1971 performer: "Runaway" / writer: "Runaway" - as Charles Westover
Dan August 1970 TV Series performer: "Runaway" / writer: "Runaway"
Hollywood a Go Go TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965
Daytona Beach Weekend 1965 performer: "Runaway", "Stranger in Town" / writer: "Runaway", "Stranger in Town"
Shindig! TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1965 performer - 1 episode, 1965
Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! 1962 performer: "You Never Talked About Me"
Mafia III 2016 Video Game performer: "Runaway", "Keep Searchin' We'll Follow The Sun" - uncredited / writer: "Runaway", "Keep Searchin' We'll Follow The Sun" - uncredited
Too Late 2015/I performer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
What's in a Name? 2012 writer: "Vanina" French version of "Runaway"
California's Gold 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
A Little Help 2010 performer: "Runaway" / writer: "Runaway"
The Vampire Diaries 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Visiting... with Huell Howser 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crime Story TV Series composer - 6 episodes, 1986 performer - 3 episodes, 1986

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bowzer's Rock 'n Roll Party 1988 TV Movie
Runaway 1986 Short Cop
The Making of 'Runaway' 1986 TV Short Police Officer
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 Our Guests at Heartland
Top Ten 1967

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Runaway 1986 Short
The Making of 'Runaway' 1986 TV Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with David Letterman 1987 TV Series Himself
Good Time Rock 'n' Roll 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
Music Fair 1985 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1961-1982 TV Series Himself
Sha Na Na 1978 TV Series Himself
The Wolfman Jack Show 1976 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1976 TV Series Himself
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series Himself
In Concert 1974 TV Series Himself
Juke Box Jury 1963-1967 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Dee Time 1967 TV Series Himself
Die Drehscheibe 1967 TV Series Himself - Musician
The Rolf Harris Show 1967 TV Series Himself
Where the Action Is 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
Daytona Beach Weekend 1965 Himself
Five O'Clock Club 1965 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1963-1965 TV Series Himself
Shindig! 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
Top of the Pops 1965 TV Series Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1963-1965 TV Series Himself
Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! 1962 Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Yearbook 1960-1963 2015 TV Movie Himself
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself

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