In late 1960 the Hi-Lo Club, located on this site, "rocked" when the Charlie Johnson Band played "Runaway" the first time. Johnson, whose real name was Charles Westover, was born in Coopersville. In 1960, Westover (1934-1990) signed with Detroit's Big Top Records and adopted the stage name Del Shannon. According to the New York Times, Shannon's 1963 recording of "From Me To You" was the first American release of a Lennon and McCartney song. His last hit was "Sea of Love" in 1982.