Doug Fieger, leader of the Los Angeles-based power pop band the Knack who co-wrote and sang on the 1979 No. 1 hit “My Sharona,” has died. He was 57.
Fieger’s sister, Beth Falkenstein, said he died Sunday at his home in Woodland Hills. He had cancer.
“My Sharona” was No. 1 for six weeks. Fieger said the song was inspired by a former girlfriend.
“He was an extraordinary lover of all things popular culture,” Falkenstein said of her brother. “He was an eternal pop teenager but highly intellectual and intense.”
My Sharona by the Knack: