I’m a-walkin’ in the rain

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

April 24

Runaway_(Del_Shannon_song)_single_cover1961: Del Shannon releases Runaway. That high-pitched keyboard is an instrument called a musitron. That  bracing cool high pitched vocal — that’s Del. The song is destined for #1 on the charts. Of course it is. You know that the first time you hear it.

John Mellencamp1982: John Cougar Mellencamp’s Hurts So Good is released. It will peak at #2. After that, Cougar’s Jack & Diane will go to #1. Both are on the American Fool LP.