Del Shannon bio

Birth Name: Charles Weedon Westover

Occupation: Rock Singer

Place Of Birth: Grand Rapids

Date Of Birth: December30, 1934

Date Of Death: February 8, 1990

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Del Shannon was born on the 30th of December, 1934. He was famous for being a Rock Singer. Rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter whose #1 hit single was “Runaway” in 1961.

Del Shannon was born in Grand Rapids. He worked as a truck driver and a carpet salesman before getting heavily involved in music. He was the first American to cover a song by The Beatles, and his cover of “From Me to You” charted before The Beatles version in the U.S.

Del Shannon was a Capricorn and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Del Shannon was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Charles Weedon Westover is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Del Shannon’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Del Shannon’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Del Shannon kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Del Shannon was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Charles Weedon Westover
NICKNAME:Charlie Johnson
AGE GENERATION:Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN:Capricorn
DEATH DAY:Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Del Shannon was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Del Shannon was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Del Shannon had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Del Shannon’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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