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GUEST,Texas Guest Del Shannon, info & thoughts (35) Del Shannon, info & thoughts 17 Feb 08

I hope this thread is not bogus because the singer does not fall into the "folk" genre, but... One of my early "heroes" was Del Shannon and I was heartbroken back in 1990 to learn (while I was post-op following heart surgery) that he had committed suicide.

I looked him up today on youtube and was listening to "Runaway,"
and my wife asked me why he killed himself and I didn't know.
So, question number one is: does anyone know why he committed suicide? My wife then said that he was supposed to become one of the members of the Traveling Wilbury's (is that spelling right?).
So, the second question is: was Del Shannon supposed to become one
of the Traveling Wilbury's, and, if so, would he have been in the
group along with Roy Orbison (one of my other "heroes") or was Roy chosen after Del took his life?

These are just two of life's pressing questions that need to be
answered. Cheers.

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