February 08, 2017

MUSIC NEWS | Remembering Rock and Roll Singer, Del Shannon who Took his Life On This Day in History...

Del Shannon in 1965.
The singer-songwriter was best known for his 1961 No. 1 Billboard hit "Runaway".

Suffering from depression, for which he was taking Prozac, Shannon took his own life on February 8, 1990, killing himself with a .22-caliber rifle at his home in Santa Clarita, California. He was cremated, and his ashes were scattered. Following his death, the Traveling Wilburys honored him by recording a version of "Runaway".

Lynne also co-produced Shannon's posthumous album, Rock On, released on Silvertone in 1991.

Shannon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

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