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American Del SHANNON

born Charles Weedon WESTOVER

American rock and roll singer-songwriter

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on December 30, 1934 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Died: on February 08, 1990 in Santa Clarita, California, USA


Westover was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up in nearby Coopersville. He learned ukulele and guitar and listened to country and western music, including Hank Williams, Hank Snow, and Lefty Frizzell. He was drafted into the Army in 1954, and while in Germany played guitar in a band called The Cool Flames. When his service ended, he returned to Battle Creek, Michigan, and worked as a carpet salesman and as a truck driver in a furniture factory. He found part-time work as a rhythm guitarist in singer Doug DeMott's group called Moonlight Ramblers, working at the Hi-Lo Club.

Source :  http://www.wikipedia.org/

See Also :

- Category Singer & Musician