The rock singer Del Shannon died at the age of 55. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter whose #1 hit single was “Runaway” in 1961.
He married Shirley Nash and, later, to Bonnie Tyson.
“I usually write when I’m in a great place. When I’m depressed, I don’t usually write. So I take all of when I’m depressed and throw it into when I’m feeling good. Weird, I guess.” (Del Shannon)
“When I was 20, I was drinking. When I was 30, I was drinking more, and at 40, way too much.” (Del Shannon)
“I was an outcast growing up with a bunch of Christian people. My father didn’t go to church, and that was not good news if you lived right in the middle of it.” (Del Shannon)
“I saw I could rhyme words. It came simply to me. But I wrote some pretty horrible songs that I still have on tape.” (Del Shannon)
“I do me, and me is my hits. I’m out there really to satisfy the people.” (Del Shannon)