Del Shannon Sings Performs His Iconic ‘Runaway’ 25 Yrs Apart – Which is Better?

Del Shannon’s “Runaway” was released in 1961 and was one of the most famous songs in the entertainment industry that year. At its peak it was selling over 80,000 copies per day.

The song was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and it went on to become a major international hit. It’s on the Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. And it was covered by the likes of the Beatles, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys.

The first video below features an episode from a show called “The Golden Age of Rock and Roll”. It was originally filmed on “Hollywood a Go-Go” in 1964. Watch this blast-from-the-past below!

The second video is Shannon and his band performing the same song in 1987 on the David Letterman show. Watch the second performance below.

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