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Del Shannon

Del ShannonAKA Charles Weedon Westover

Born: 30-Dec-1934
Birthplace: Coopersville, MI
Died: 8-Feb-1990
Location of death: Santa Clarita, CA
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 1960s songwriter, Runaway

Military service: US Army (1956-58)

Father: Bert Westover
Mother: Leone Westover
Wife: Shirley Nash (3 children)
Son: Craig
Daughter: Kym
Daughter: Jody
Wife: Bonnie Tyson (m. 1987)
Daughter: Shannon (stepdaughter)

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    Rockabilly Hall of Fame
    Shot: Self-Inflicted .22 rifle, Santa Clarita, CA (8-Feb-1990)
    Risk Factors: Depression, Alcoholism, Toupee

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (24-Jul-1978)
    Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! (30-Mar-1962) · Himself

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