The Knack's Doug Fieger dies at age 57

Posted: February 15, 2010 in Music, News - crazy and otherwise
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Doug Fieger, lead singer for the power pop band The Knack, who co-wrote and sang the massive No. 1 hit My Sharona, died yesterday at the age of 57.

Fieger passed away at his home in Woodland Hills, California, after a lengthy battle with cancer. His sister, Beth Falkenstein, said, “He was an extraordinary lover of all things popular culture. He was an eternal pop teenager but highly intellectual and intense.”

A Detroit-area native, Fieger formed The Knack in Los Angeles in 1978, and the group (which then also included drummer Bruce Gary, guitarist Berton Averre and bassist Prescott Niles) quickly became a sensation at various Sunset Strip rock clubs. [read]

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