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Del Shannon

1934 - 1990

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Charles Weedon Westover (December 30, 1934 – February 8, 1990), better known by his stage name Del Shannon, was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known for his 1961 number-one Billboard hit "Runaway". In 1999, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Del Shannon has received more than 1,842,448 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Del Shannon is the 564th most popular singer (up from 573rd in 2019), the 3,233rd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,346th in 2019) and the 167th most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.36

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Del Shannon ranks 564 out of 3,528Before him are Marcia Barrett, Bobby Kimball, James Blunt, Line Renaud, Fergie, and Carmela Corren. After him are Alexander Rybak, Brenda Lee, Zaz, Mongo Santamaría, Wilson Pickett, and Jorge Ben.

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Among people born in 1934, Del Shannon ranks 161Before him are Pierre Clastres, Nino Ferrer, Francisco de Sá Carneiro, Wilford Brimley, Eileen Atkins, and Lucien Muller. After him are Anatoly Solonitsyn, Frans Brüggen, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Ioannis Palaiokrassas, Dida, and Harlan Ellison. Among people deceased in 1990, Del Shannon ranks 98Before him are Stefano Casiraghi, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Wolfgang Schmieder, George de Mestral, Naoto Tajima, and Martin Ritt. After him are Irene Dunne, Patriarch Pimen I of Moscow, Carlos Peucelle, Gordon Bunshaft, Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, and Aldo Fabrizi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Del Shannon ranks 3,233 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Martin Ritt (1914), John Zerzan (1943), Warner Baxter (1889), Taylor Hackford (1944), and Chuck Lorre (1952). After him are Horace Silver (1928), Warren Weaver (1894), Seymour Martin Lipset (1922), William Peter Blatty (1928), Alvin Hansen (1887), and Brenda Lee (1944).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Del Shannon ranks 167Before him are Barbara Hendricks (1948), Waylon Jennings (1937), DMX (1970), Paul Robeson (1898), Bobby Kimball (1947), and Fergie (1975). After him are Brenda Lee (1944), Wilson Pickett (1941), "Weird Al" Yankovic (1959), David Lee Roth (1954), Marian Anderson (1897), and La Toya Jackson (1956).