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