Doug Fieger, 1952-2010

We note with sadness the death, at age 57, of Doug Fieger, leader of the New Wave rock band The Knack, who had an enormous hit back in 1979 with the song “My Sharona”.

I got to know Doug (and even met Sharona!) back in 1981, when I assisted in the mixing of the band’s third album, Round Trip, at Power Station Studios. I never saw him after that, but you get a good sense of what a person is really like during the long and confining process of mixing an album together, and I will say that Doug Fieger was a very likeable fellow indeed. I’m sorry to hear he is gone.

You can read his obituary here.

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  1. the one eyed man says

    I read an article which referred to what was on George Bush’s iPod, and the only song it mentioned was My Sharonna.

    On a different subject, a friend of mine has 867-5309 as his cellphone number. Easy to remember, but he gets a lot of drunk dialers.

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