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 rock and roll country musician, singer and songwriter, best known for his 1961 number 1 Billboard hit "Runaway". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Del Shannon has received more than 1,426,128 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Del Shannon is the 574th most popular singer (up from 591st in 2019), the 3,347th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,306th in 2019) and the 173rd most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Del Shannon ranks 574 out of 3,541Before him are Leonid Utyosov, Šaban Bajramović, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Afrika Bambaataa, Mady Mesplé, and Ed Sheeran. After him are Michael Kiske, Peter Frampton, Bobby Vinton, Sergio Endrigo, Jay-Z, and Barbara Hendricks.

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Among people born in 1934, Del Shannon ranks 175Before him are Dave Grusin, Dashrath Manjhi, Nicéphore Soglo, Bill Cobbs, Giancarlo Baghetti, and Waldo Machado. After him are Ralph Nader, Henri Konan Bédié, Jimmy Fontana, Kir Bulychev, Eddie Fenech Adami, and Frans Brüggen. Among people deceased in 1990, Del Shannon ranks 109Before him are Gordon Bunshaft, José Napoleón Duarte, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Jorge Bolet, Mariano Rumor, and Alan Perlis. After him are John Hansen, Hans Freudenthal, Patriarch Pimen I of Moscow, Andrei Kirilenko, Alfred Sauvy, and Rocky Graziano.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Del Shannon ranks 3,347 out of 15,968Before him are Thomas Newman (1955), Arnold Palmer (1929), Joan Jett (1958), John Hughes (1950), Ronald Graham (1935), and Lawrence Kasdan (1949). After him are Annie Proulx (1935), Stephen Baldwin (1966), Betty Robinson (1911), John C. Reilly (1965), William Baldwin (1963), and Tom Ewell (1909).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Del Shannon ranks 173Before him are Pink (1979), La Toya Jackson (1956), Ice Cube (1969), David Lee Roth (1954), Sonny Boy Williamson II (1912), and Afrika Bambaataa (1957). After him are Bobby Vinton (1935), Jay-Z (1969), Barbara Hendricks (1948), Sheryl Crow (1962), Chip Taylor (1940), and Christopher Cross (1951).