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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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(2006)
(1984)
Good Will Hunting Soundtrack
(1997)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Our Guests at Heartland
(1978)

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 2019 De quoi j'me mêle! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... (writer: "Vanina (Runaway)")
 2018 The Bromley Boys (writer: "Could You Dig It")
  Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Space Rabbit (2017) ... (performer: "Runaway" - uncredited) / (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
 2017/I Song to Song (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 2016 Mafia III (Video Game) (performer: "Runaway", "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)") / (writer: "Runaway", "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)")
 2015/I Too Late (performer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 2012 What's in a Name? (writer: "Vanina" (French version of "Runaway"))
 2012 California's Gold (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whistling Champ (2012) ... (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #18.159 (2011) ... (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.144 (2011) ... (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
 2010 A Little Help (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 2010 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unpleasantville (2010) ... (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
 2010 Visiting... with Huell Howser (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whistling Champ (2010) ... (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
  Heroes (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Chapter Eight 'Into Asylum' (2009) ... (performer: "Runaway" - uncredited) / (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
 2007 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 9 Performance (2007) ... (writer: "Runaway")
 2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story (performer: "Cry Myself to Sleep") / (writer: "Cry Myself to Sleep")
 2003 Kuumia aaltoja (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kaksoiselämää (2003) ... (writer: "Runaway")
 2003 Stealing Sinatra (performer: "Hats Off To Larry") / (writer: "Hats Off To Larry")
 2002 Just a Kiss (performer: "I Got It Bad") / (writer: "I Got It Bad")
 2000 Cowboys and Angels (writer: "Runaway")
 1997 Good Will Hunting (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
  Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- You Always Hurt the One You Love (1994) ... (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1994 Dead Beat (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")
 1994 Wild Reeds (performer: "Run Away") / (writer: "Run Away")
 1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1992 Shindig! Presents British Invasion Vol. 2 (Video short) (writer: "I Go To Pieces")
 1992 Jennifer 8 (performer: "Handy Man")
  Quantum Leap (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1991) (writer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1991)
- Runaway - July 4, 1964 (1991) ... (performer: "Runaway" - uncredited) / (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
- Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 (1990) ... (performer: "Runaway" - uncredited) / (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
 1989 Catch Me If You Can (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1988 Platoon Leader (performer: "Move It On Over") / (writer: "Move It On Over")
  Crime Story (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1987) (performer - 1 episode, 1986)
- Blast from the Past (1987) ... (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
- Pilot (1986) ... (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1987 Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie) (performer: "Sea of Love" - uncredited)
 1984 Street Hero (performer: "Something To Believe In")
  Knight Rider (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1984) (writer - 1 episode, 1984)
- Let It Be Me (1984) ... (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1984 Children of the Corn (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1983 Party Party (writer: "Little Town Flirt" - as Shannon)
 1983 Christine (writer: "Runaway")
 1983 Eddie and the Cruisers (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1983 CHiPs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- High Times (1983) ... (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
 1982 Splitz (performer: "So Long Baby", "Sue's Gotta Be Mine") / (writer: "So Long Baby", "Sue's Gotta Be Mine")
 1982 Purple Haze (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
 1981 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Show 39 (1981) ... (writer: "Runaway")
 1980 Running Scared (writer: "RUNAWAY")
 1980 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Filthy Pictures: Part 1 (1980) ... (writer: "Runaway (Live)" - uncredited)
 1979 Midi-Première (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 December 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Vanina (Runaway)")
 1979 The Kenny Everett Video Cassette (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.9 (1979) ... (writer: "I Go to Pieces")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Finale))
 1976 The Pom Pom Girls (writer: "I Go To Pieces" - uncredited)
 1973 American Graffiti (writer: "Runaway")
 1973 That'll Be the Day (performer: "Runaway" - uncredited) / (writer: "Runaway" - uncredited)
 1971 Dusty and Sweets McGee (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway" - as Charles Westover)
 1970 Dan August (TV Series) (performer: "Runaway") / (writer: "Runaway")
  Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #1.37 (1965) ... (performer: "Runaway", "Keep Searchin'") / (writer: "Runaway", "Keep Searchin'")
 1965 Daytona Beach Weekend (performer: "Runaway", "Stranger in Town") / (writer: "Runaway", "Stranger in Town")
  Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (performer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Del Shannon, The Coasters, The Temptations, Marianne Faithful, The Ventures and Jewel Aikens (1965) ... (performer: "Stranger in Town", "Do You Wanna Dance", "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)") / (writer: "Stranger in Town", "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)")
- Episode #1.16 (1964) ... (writer: "Keep Searchin'")
 1962 Ring-A-Ding Rhythm! (performer: "You Never Talked About Me" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Runaway with Del Shannon" (Big Top Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Last.fm | MySpace | See more »

Height:

4' 11¾" (1.52 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

His recording "Runaway" hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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