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DE 1/18 Runaway Version - Pinwheel Empire

DE 1/18 Runaway Version

submitted 6 years ago by in Daily Empire


Runaway was a massive hit for Del Shannon in 1961 ....A great fusion of early rock with a doo-wop chorus and crazy keyboard section played on an experimental keyboad called the musitron invented by keyboardist and co-writer Max Crook. The result is a masterpiece that still resonates through the decades.

PS This song and it's singer were name  dropped in the lyric of the Tom Petty song Running Down a Dream

It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down
I had the radio on, I was drivin'
Trees flew by, me and Del were singin' little Runaway
I was flyin'


So for fun and to get started ...what are some of your favorite pre-Beatle songs and artists