Tuesday 22 August 2017

Knack's lead singer Fieger dies

Doug Fieger, lead singer of the pop group 'The Knack' has died (AP Photo)
Doug Fieger, lead singer of the pop group 'The Knack' has died (AP Photo)

Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band The Knack who sang on the 1979 hit My Sharona, died aged 57.

The band's manager Jake Hooker said Fieger died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer.

Fieger, a Detroit-area native, formed The Knack in 1978. He co-wrote and sang lead vocals on My Sharona, which held the US number one spot for six weeks.

Fieger said the song was inspired by a former girlfriend.

The Knack's albums include Get the Knack and ... But the Little Girls Understand.

In 2006, Fieger underwent surgery to remove two tumours from his brain.

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