Spring and summer of 1961 Del Shannon was WAY hot with his song 'Runaway'  - it was those early days of the then 'new' surf guitar sound!

Spring and summer of 1961 Del Shannon was WAY hot with his song 'Runaway' - it was those early days of the then 'new' surf guitar sound!

Runaway was a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961. It was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and became a major international hit. It is #472 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time from 2010.

Runaway was a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961. It was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and became a major international hit. It is #472 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time from 2010.

Del Shannon - Keep Searching 1965 - YouTube Del fell into my lap at Sydney stadium when I was 15, he was pushed over by the crowd ...I was the last seat in the aisle.Great show, wonderful singer.

Del Shannon - Keep Searching 1965 - YouTube Del fell into my lap at Sydney stadium when I was 15, he was pushed over by the crowd ...I was the last seat in the aisle.Great show, wonderful singer.

Del Shannon - Runaway, 1965 - my favorite early synth solo!

Del Shannon - Runaway, 1965 - my favorite early synth solo!

Del Shannon - "Little Town Flirt" - (1963) I think i literally wore this 45 out...still love this song!

Del Shannon - "Little Town Flirt" - (1963) I think i literally wore this 45 out...still love this song!

"Runaway" - Traveling Wilburys: Bob Dylan + George Harrison + Jeff Lynn + Tom Petty + Roy Orbison + Jim Keltner - LOVELY ROCK STARS!

"Runaway" - Traveling Wilburys: Bob Dylan + George Harrison + Jeff Lynn + Tom Petty + Roy Orbison + Jim Keltner - LOVELY ROCK STARS!

Traveling Wilburys -- Runaway (Del Shannon's song) = Great photos/video too.

Traveling Wilburys -- Runaway (Del Shannon's song) = Great photos/video too.

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