Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band The Knack who sang on the 1979 hit “My Sharona,” has died. He was 57.
The band’s manager Jake Hooker says Fieger died Sunday 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 No. 1 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 tumors from his brain.
HRH: Doug Fieger sings on the Bruce Kulick tune, Dirty Girl that is on the recently released CD, BK3. Our condolences go out to the Fieger family and friends!