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Doug Fieger, RIP

Who's that, you ask? The lead singer of The Knack, the skinny tied New Wave era power pop band I saw at the Tower Theater lo those many years ago, and whose crunchy "My Sharona" is up there "What I Like About You" when it comes to enduring riff monsters that will be heard at sporting events till the end of days. Somehow, whenever I hear "Sharona" - and "Good Girls Don't," the other teen boy fantasy that was a hit off of 1979's Get The Knack - an album that annoyed critics who thought the black and white cover a blasphemous cop of Meet the Beatles - I always think of the Wildwood boardwalk. An obit for Fieger, who died at 57 after a long fight with cancer, is here.

Doug Fieger, RIP

Who's that, you ask? The lead singer of The Knack, the skinny tied New Wave era power pop band I saw at the Tower Theater lo those many years ago, and whose crunchy "My Sharona" is up there "What I Like About You" when it comes to enduring riff monsters that will be heard at sporting events till the end of days. Somehow, whenever I hear "Sharona" - and "Good Girls Don't," the other teen boy fantasy that was a hit off of 1979's Get The Knack - an album that annoyed critics who thought the black and white cover a blasphemous cop of Meet the Beatles - I always think of the Wildwood boardwalk.  An obit for Fieger, who died at 57 after a long fight with cancer, is here.   

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