‘My Sharona’ singer Doug Fieger dies at 57
Singer-songwriter Doug Fieger, the lead vocalist of New Wave band The Knack, has died at the age of 57. He is survived by a brother and a sister.
Best known for the 1979 hit My Sharona, Fieger passed away at his Woodland Hills, California home after battling lung and brain cancer for years.
The song, co-written with Berton Averre, is one of the biggest-selling rock records of all time. It sold over a million copies in America in its year of release and held the number one spot on the Billboard pop chart for six weeks.
It was inspired by Fieger’s ex-girlfriend of the same name.
The song is also known for its use on the Reality Bites soundtrack to the 1994 film that starred Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo.