Monday, February 15, 2010

Del Shannon - Voice Your Choice

Del Shannon was born Charles Westover on December 30, 1934 in Coopersville, Michigan. Not only was he a talented hit maker as a recording artist, he was also a very good songwriter. One of his big hits that he wrote was I Go To Pieces, recorded by Peter & Gordon. He was also the very first artist to hit the US charts with a John Lennon and Paul McCartney song, From Me To You, which reached Numbner 77 in 1963.

In the short time span between 1961 and 1966, Del appeared on the Billboard charts sixteen times and had three Top Ten hits including the Number One and Gold Record, Runaway.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Del Shannon with two of his rarely heard hits: Stranger In Town and Two Kinds Of Teardrops. Cast your vote for the song you'd like to hear. Click Voice Your Choice and make your selection. We'll play the winner in Hour 3 of next week's show.