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2018 - Mexico - Cholula - Hats Off

Passed by this show of hats on Calle Morelos in Centro Cholula and Del Shannon’s 1961 ditty lept into mind.


Once I had a pretty girl

Her name it doesn't matter

She went away with another guy

Now he won't even look at her

Hats off to Larry he broke your heart

Just like you broke mine when you said we must part

He told you lies now it's your turn to cry cry cry

Now that Larry said goodbye to you


"Hats Off to Larry" is a song written and sung by Del Shannon released as a single in 1961. The song spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 5, while reaching No. 1 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade, No. 2 on New Zealand's "Lever Hit Parade", No. 2 in Australia, No. 6 on the UK's Record Retailer chart, and No. 8 in South Africa.


Shannon was best known for his 1961 number 1Billboard hit "Runaway".


Suffering from depression, for which he was taking Prozac, Shannon died by suicide (with a firearm) on February 8, 1990 at his home in Santa Clarita, California.


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Taken on December 27, 2018