Notes From The Jungle

[You want to be a good Silverbelle/Silverback? When you have a reaction to a post, comment online rather than sending a personal email to be. It is more fun when others know what you are thinking. Here are some recent comments that I have received recently that were directed to me personally. Share them with... Continue Reading →

Del Shannon Week … Friday The so-called supergroup, the Traveling Wilburys, do this very uninspired version of Runaway. There are conflicting reports on Shannon's death. Some claim that it was accidental, that he was cleaning his gun when in accidentally misfired. In her testimony before Congress Le Anne Westover leaves little doubt as to whether her husband's death... Continue Reading →

Del Shannon Week … Thursday

Here's a timeline of my life intersections with Del: 1934 (Dec. 30) Del is born in Coopersville, MI as Charles Weedon Westover 1948 (February 9) Stephen is born in Milton, MA as Stephen Hunter Morris 1961 (February 18) Runaway is released, reaches #1, sells 9,000,000 copies, also releases Hats Off to Larry which climbs to... Continue Reading →

Del Shannon Week … Monday

[I have a long, rich, and complicated history with Del Shannon. Doesn't sound possible, does it? I will publish it in pieces this week. By the way, did you know that he wrote I Go to Pieces? Most people, most normal people, that is, say just one word when you mention Del Shannon ... "Runaway."... Continue Reading →

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