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Del Shannon on the TV Special " Let's Rock Tonight" 1989
Hats Off to Lary
#5 in 1961
| Charles Weedon Westover ( Del Shannon) was born on December
30, 1934,in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1954, he was drafted into the
Army, and while in Germany played guitar in a band called the Cool
Flames. On February 8, 1990, Shannon shot himself in the head with a .22
caliber rifle. Shannon's wife, Bonnie, found his body at 11:25 p.m. in
their Santa Clarita, California home, 35 miles north of Los Angeles. The
rifle was next to his body in the den. His widow said his death might
have been related to his use of Prozac. It was reported that Shannon had
been recovering from dental surgery, and that he had a cold. His final
album was released after his death, titled Rock On!.
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