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Gary W
11-26-2011, 11:55 AM
This rock-and-roll singer was born, in the 30s, in the eighth most populous state in the United States.
His early music influence was country music.

He is no longer with us (left us in the 90s).

The song was written by a singer/songwriter/actor/musician who is no longer with us.
It was in the top 100 on the US Billboard Charts, and did much better on the UK and Australian charts. [Ringo Starr has a connection. Note: The connection is not to the song.]

1. What was stage name of singer?
2. What was real name?
3. What is the song?
4. Who wrote the song?

Slewfoot
11-26-2011, 07:17 PM
Del Shannon
Charles Weedon Westover
The Swiss Maid
Roger Miller

Gary W
11-26-2011, 07:23 PM
Slewfoot, Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes. Very, very good.
The connection that Ringo Starr had was; he joined the Beatles in 1962. That was the year "The Swiss Maid" by Del Shannon was released.

It can be heard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIo6f462Y1c

bassy9
11-26-2011, 07:42 PM
Good morning America - just got out of bed. Went to a Christmas party last night, so slept in a bit this morning.

Gary W
11-26-2011, 07:50 PM
Bassy9, Are you not going to say good morning to Canada too? lol

bassy9
11-26-2011, 08:15 PM
I'm sorry - a special hello to Canada, and all the world for that matter.