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January 04, 2008


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Bill Taylor

Perhaps we now know the real reason for Del Shannon's suicide in 1990. Bearing the responsibility for awakening such a musical force of nature must have been grave indeed. Mind you, I for one always enjoyed Colin's rendition of "Needle of Death." Less so "Streets of London" but there's a song that would have been better left unwritten, let alone sung.
Colin doesn't mention any influence Shannon (real name, Charles Weedon Westover) might have had on his desire to play guitar. Shannon's wonderful instrumental skills are often overlooked but none other than Mark Knopfler has been quoted as saying it was Shannon who inspired him to learn to play.
Has Knopfler ever headlined at Old Shildon Club? I think not. Not yet, anyway....


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