WILBURYS Tribute to Del Shannon, Orbison and Harrison – RUNAWAY, Elvis too

DEL SHANNON, ROY ORBISON, GENE PITNEY, ELVIS – The ROCK-POP ICONS of the early 60s… One of the ‘extra’ tracks Jeff Lynne and Company’s cover of the great Del Shanon masterpiece, Runaway, becomes a tribute to not only Shannon but Wilbury’s own Roy Orbison and George Harrison, who appear in the great home movies included in this video. Now , lets hear the real thing , the original iconic song from its creator – and nobody

will ever do it better than…and then, some covers by Del himself ¬†and Pitney of the great Oribson classic, Crying. DEL SHANNON, here in a rare 1982 performance and reminisce with Burton Cummings

AND none other than ELVIS doing with a rare, unreleased ‘chalypso’ version of Runaway

WILBURYS Tribute to Del Shannon,Orbison and Harrison – RUNAWAY

Del Shannon ‘sends this one out to Orbison’… great heavy version of Orbison’s Crying… wonderful, soulful, big beat live performance shortly after Roy’s bassing and not long before Shannon’s own untimely demise:


…and GENE PITNEY doing the first of his two cover versions of CRYING (‘Cryin’ on the later version) circa 1962

and Roy, himself, doing his own song. Del and Gene may give him a run but here’s the true original…from 1985 ‘Farm Aid’ Illinois concert