It was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crookand became a major international hit. It is No. Westover took the new stage name "Del Shannon", and Crook, who had invented his own clavioline -based electric keyboard called a Musitronbecame "Maximilian". After their first recording session for Big Top Records in New York City had ended in failure, their manager Ollie McLaughlin persuaded them to rewrite and re-record an earlier song they had written, "Little Runaway", to highlight Crook's unique instrumental sound.
On January 21,they recorded "Runaway" at the Bell Sound recording studios, with Harry Balk as producer, Fred Weinberg as audio engineer and also session musician on several sections: session musician Al Caiola on guitar, Moe Wechsler on piano, Robbie Williams - Under The Radar Volume I (File, Album) Crook playing the central Musitron break.
Bill Ramall, who was the arranger for the session, also played baritone sax. On April 10 of that year, Shannon appeared on Dick Clark 's American Bandstandhelping to catapult it to the number one spot on the Billboard Hotwhere it remained for four weeks. The song was ranked No. Del Shannon re-recorded it in This version was issued as a single, and reached No. Del Shannon re-recorded the song inas the theme for the NBC television series Crime Story starring Dennis Farinawhich was set in the early s.
The best-known original version is in mono. However, in subsequent compilations a different take from the same recording sessions is available in stereo. The song is sung from the point of view of a man Runaway (Original Mix) - Distant Soundz - Runaway female lover has left him. She is mostly referred to in the third person, but she is briefly addressed in the second person in the lyric "wishin' you were here by me". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ashlee University of Michigan Press.
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