Del Shannon - Quotes

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I eat ice cream. It's better than booze.

I eat ice cream. It's better than booze.

I usually write when I'm in a great place. When I'm depressed, I don't usually write. So I take all of when I'm depressed and throw it into when I'm feeling good. Weird, I guess. ---->>>

I was an outcast growing up with a bunch of Christian people. My father didn't go to church, and that was not good news if you lived right in the middle of it. ---->>>

If it's a whole show of my own, I'll do more of what I think Del Shannon is. But for shows like Disneyland, I'll just do mainly hits. That's what they want to hear. I don't want to bore people. If I wanted that much to play nothing but 12 new songs, then I should go do it in a bar somewhere for peanuts. ---->>>

I do me, and me is my hits. I'm out there really to satisfy the people. ---->>>

I laughed at Willie Nelson, wondering why he spends all his life on that tour bus. And I look at myself, and I'm sitting in airplanes half the time. ---->>>

I love to perform. But I don't like the traveling. ---->>>

I saw I could rhyme words. It came simply to me. But I wrote some pretty horrible songs that I still have on tape. ---->>>

There were times in my career when I would try to write songs like Bob Dylan... Artists get hooked up in that. To be a follower, you lose. ---->>>

When I was 20, I was drinking. When I was 30, I was drinking more, and at 40, way too much. ---->>>

Nobody thinks mystery writers go around killing people, but they always seem to assume singers are singing about themselves, especially if you write melancholy songs like me. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-30, 1934
Birthplace:
Die: 02-08, 1990
Occupation: Musician

Del Shannon (born Charles Weedon Westover; December 30, 1934 – February 8, 1990) was an American rock and roll and country musician, and singer-songwriter who is best known for his 1961 No. 1 Billboard hit "Runaway".(wikipedia)