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February 15, 2010

THE KNACK LIVE 1979 "My Sharona" (Video) - RIP Doug Fieger

We are deeply saddened at the passing of Doug Fieger, leader and lead singer of one of our favorite bands, The Knack. The band was born in Los Angeles circa 1978, rose to fame in the clubs here, and continued to play shows here well into the new millenium. The video below (found semi-randomly on YouTube) captures some of the energy this group created live; it is (as far as I can tell) the closing song of a 1979 NYC live concert; Fieger thanks "New York" after the song, if I am hearing correctly. Enjoy watching... and long live the music of The Knack, one of the great power pop bands of all time, and the closest New Wave ever came to The Beatles. ----Don Rose