Shannon, Del

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Shannon, Del Gender: M
Charles Weedon Westover
born on 30 December 1934 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Grand Rapids (Kent County), Michigan, 42n58, 85w40
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°58' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 22°26 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°31'

Portrait of Del Shannon 
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Del Shannon
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American singer, one of the early rockers who wrote his own material. He began his pro career in music at the age of 14 when he first learned guitar. By 1960 he was performing in school shows and working as a D.J. His first number one hit came in 1961, "Runaway," which was followed by "Hats Off To Harry." In 1962 he made his first tour of England, but the following year began having legal problems. The legal action begun in 1963 dragged on for ten years as a handicap background of his hit songs.

By 1969 his career had waned and he began concentrating on production work, arranging and recording. In 1976 he dropped out of the business for a year with alcohol problems. Two years later he was back in the recording business. He was married twice. His first marriage lasted for 30 years with two children while his second marriage lasted two years; no kids.

Shannon died of a self-inflicted .22 caliber gunshot wound to the head in his Santa Clarita, CA home on 2/08/1990. He was found dead by his second wife.

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  • associate relationship with Crook, Max (born 2 November 1936)


  • Work : Begin Major Project 21 January 1961 in Manhattan (Recorded future hit, "Runaway")
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  • Death by Suicide 8 February 1990 (Shot himself, age 55)
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Source Notes

Michael Carland quotes his mom in AFA DX 2/06/1989


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Caused instability)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (30 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Two years)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Lawsuit instigated (1963-1973)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Gunshot)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer