Sunday, February 14, 2010

F-f-f-farewell to Sharona's Boyfriend

Category: Obituary

It was one hit, but oh what a hit: "My Sharona." The 1979 hit by the Detroit-based band the Knack was lyrically filthy and musically infectious and irresistible.

The Knack's lead singer, Doug Fieger, died on Valentine's day after a long battle with various cancers.

Fieger was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2005. In 2006 he underwent surgery for removal of two brain tumors. Despite losing most of one lung and undergoing chemotherapy he continued to tour with the Knack throughout the world.

In addition to his work with the Knack Fieger made guest appearances on the Was (Not Was) album Born to Laugh at Tornadoes. Was (Not Was) keyboardist and co-founder David Weiss was a long-time friend of Fieger's.

Doug Fieger was 57.

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