Del Shannon
DEL SHANNON. Bold vintage signature and inscription, "John/Best always/Del Shannon," in brown felt tip ink on a 6x4 green index card. Very fine condition, with a small magazine photograph affixed at the top right corner. A pencil notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in person in June 1972. The rock and country singer/songwriter and guitarist earned early success with his single, "Runaway," in 1961, but thereafter struggled to maintain a lucrative recording and performing career, achieving somewhat greater popularity in England than in his native America. Following a lengthy struggle with depession, Shannon committed suicide in 1990 at the age of 55. John Verzi collection.

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