RIP: Doug Fieger (1952-2010)
Vocalist, guitarist, and main songwriter for The Knack,
Doug Fieger, died at his home just outside of Los Angeles on Feb 14th, after a 6-year battle with cancer.
A Detroit area native, Fieger is best known for co-writing his band's 1979 power pop classic "My Sharona", a six-week, #1 Billboard
chart hit and worldwide smash which became a staple of FM radio.
According to published accounts, Fieger fought a fierce battle against cancer the last few years and even had surgery to remove two tumors from his brain in 2006. At the time of his death he was 57 years old.
Those of you who are regular readers are aware of how The Knack's debut album was and continues to be a big deal 'round these parts...
We'd like to extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, band mates, and fans of The Knack at this time. Goodbye, Doug.