The Music of Del Shannon

Robert Reynolds

Charles Westover grew up in a small midwestern town, learning guitar at an early age. After graduating high school, he joined the Army, married and shipped off to Europe where he honed his singing and guitar skills. Back home, Westover joined a local band while working at a carpet store. Soon he co-wrote, "Runaway," one of the great rock and roll songs of the era and took on the stage name Del Shannon.

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Publisher: Lulu.com
Publish Date: 12/26/2019
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 9780359899487
ISBN-10: 035989948X
Language: English

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Charles Westover grew up in a small midwestern town, learning guitar at an early age. After graduating high school, he joined the Army, married and shipped off to Europe where he honed his singing and guitar skills. Back home, Westover joined a local band while working at a carpet store.Soon he co-wrote, "Runaway," one of the great rock and roll songs of the era and took on the stage name Del Shannon. Shannon went on to record many more hits and became a superb interpreter of the songs of other. He was the first American recording artist to cover a Beatles' tune, wrote Peter and Gordon's "I Go to Pieces," and produced hit records for Brian Hyland and and the rock group, Smith. At a time when his career seemed to be on the upswing, Shannon's live ended tragically at his Southern California home. A rock legend himself, he would eventually be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If you appreciate the great rock singers of the past, you will want to read The Music of Del Shannon.

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