DVD: Rock & Roll Genius!!! The Del Shannon Story
Released mid-summer 2011 for the 50th Anniversary of "Runaway" and "Hats Off To Larry," this DVD explores Del Shannon's creative odyssey through rare film footage and interviews which captures the gigantic impact this unique singer songwriter had on American pop music, British Merseybeat bands, and even the Punk Rock movement. This new documentary directed by researcher and filmmaker William H. Kennedy (The Learning Channel, Tru TV, & The Discovery Channel) traces Del Shannon's humble roots in Coopersville, Michigan to his rise as the major rock star of the early- and mid-60's, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
A bonus film examines the massive influence of Shannon's keyboard player, Max Crook, who invented his own instrument, the Musitron, which predated the music of later Synthpop artists like Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, and The Buggles.
Format: DVD Region 1 (USA NTSC)
Run Time: 60+ Minutes
Executive Producer: William H. Kennedy
Distributed By: Mystic Valley Media, USA
$15.00 + $5.00 shipping worldwide ($20.00 total)
Or send check or money order payable to:
Del Shannon Appreciation Society
P.O. Box 44201
Tacoma, WA 98448-0201