Del Shannon – Runaway (1961) | He committed suicide with a gunshot wound from his rifle. He began taking Prozac for depression, but it was not enough to save him from his personal demons.

He was 55. It seems that Shannon may have seen his career as unfulfilled, but Runaway is still considered an exceptional rock’n’roll track, and his falsetto was a big influence on Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees.

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Billboard Hot 100’s number one “Runaway” where he stayed for four weeks, which made Del Shannon famous in 1961, written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, is number 472 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Best Songs of All times in 2010.
Charles Westover and keyboard player Max Crook performed together as members of “Charlie Johnson and the Big Little Show Band” in Battle Creek, Michigan. Westover took the new stage name “Del Shannon”, and Crook, who had invented his own claviolin-based electric keyboard called Musitron, became “Maximilian”.

The Life and Death of Del Shannon

In that line from ” Runnin’ Down a Dream,” Tom Petty refers to Del Shannon and his 1961 No. 1 hit, “Runaway.” While that oldies radio staple means that Shannon is often thought of as a one-hit wonder, there’s a lot more to his story. Born Charles Weedon Westover in Coopersville, Mich., on Dec.

On January 21, 1961, they recorded “Runaway” at the Bell Sound recording studios, with Harry Balk as producer, Fred Weinberg as audio engineer. It reached number one on the UK record retailer list, spending three weeks in that position. On the Billboard Hot Rides, “Runaway” peaked at number three. The song ranked # 5 on the Billboard Year End “Hot 100 for 1961 – Top Sides of the Year” and # 9 on Cash Top’s “Top 100 Chart Hits of 1961.”

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If you’re not in the music business, you probably don’t know who Max Crook is. But you might know of his work. In the early 1960s, crooner Del Shannon released the ethereal hit “Runaway,” which went straight to No. 1 on the music charts.

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Enchanted by Del Shannon’s “Runaway” as a boy, Tom Petty later paid the ultimate tribute to this No. 1 single and its singer: He saluted the tune in his own 1989 hit song, “Runnin’ Down a Dream.” Bruce Springsteen guitarist Nils Lofgren said he fell in love with Shannon’s “Runaway” “the second I heard it.”

120. Del Shannon – Runaway (1961)

At number 1 for a three-week period during the cool, cloudy summer of 1961, Del Shannon’s Runaway remains one of the most memorable rock’n’roll and pop songs of the early-60s. Key elements of the track, namely Shannon’s tortured falsetto and the sound of Max Crook’s Musitron, became very influential, which makes the singer-songwriter’s mental issues…

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Coopersville readies for Del Shannon Days

Ken Boorsma, of Grandville, polishes his 1962 Ford Galaxie at a recent Del Shannon Car Show. Mlive.com file photo The annual Del Shannon Days festival and car show will take over downtown Coopersville Aug. 10-12. Each year Coopersville honors its…

Del Shannon – Runaway (1961)

As I walk along, I wonder
A-what went wrong with our love
A love that was so strong

And as I still walk on, I think of
The things we’ve done together
While our hearts were young

I’m a-walkin’ in the rain
Tears are fallin’ and I feel the pain
Wishin’ you were here by me
To end this misery

I wonder
I wah-wah-wah-wah-wonder
Why
Why, why, why, why, why
She ran away

And I wonder
Where she will stay
My little runaway
A-run, run, run, run, runaway

I’m a-walkin’ in the rain
Tears are fallin’ and I feel the pain
Wishin’ you were here by me
To end this misery

And I wonder
I wah-wah-wah-wah-wonder
Why
Why, why, why, why, why
She ran away

And I wonder
Where she will stay
My little runaway
A-run, run, run, run, runaway
A-run, run, run, run, runaway
A-run, run, run, run, runaway

Runaway (Del Shannon song)

” Runaway” is a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961. It was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and became a major international hit. It is No. 472 on Rolling Stone ‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, compiled in 2010.

Runaway with Del Shannon

Runaway with Del Shannon is the 1961 debut album by American rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter Del Shannon. It was released shortly after and contains Shannon’s best-known hit, ” Runaway”. It is regarded by critics as helping bridge the period between early rock and the British Invasion.