He had several solo hits such as "Hats off to Larry," "Little Town Flirt," "Keep Searching" and the #1 classic "Runaway," but there was more to Del Shannon. The Michigan native, born this day in 1934 as Charles Westover, also composed "I Go to Pieces" for Peter & Gordon, and produced hits such as "Gypsy Woman" by Brian Hyland. Enjoy a vintage performance of his biggest hit below.

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