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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I heard some sad news today. Doug Fieger, the lead singer of the band, The Knack, died on Sunday at the age of 57. It was announced by the band's manager, Jake Hooker, that Doug had battled cancer.

Who doesn't remember the song, My Sharona? And if you aren't old enough to remember its first go around in 1979, maybe you saw the movie, Reality Bites in 2006, which featured it on its soundtrack.

This one hit wonder band introduced us to that bra-less shag haired chick with her "nips" showing through her white tank top.

That 45 record sleeve made this 13 year old girl long for the day that she could throw caution to the wind and do the same. Such great memories are related to this song.

There's just one thing I don't understand.

Why does The Knack still have a manager?


  1. my Sharona? and yes, I played it loud!

  2. Heard this news the other day, so sad. Think I'll go put on some "Sharona" now and dance around my living room like a fool in tribute!

  3. The Knack still has a manager because there are still County Fairs and Indian Casinos packed with middle-aged folks who remember...well, My Sharona. (I loved that song, and saw them in concert back when I was oh-so-cool. ;-)

  4. OMG...I totally forgot about this song?!?!

    But, hearing it again brought back so many cool memories for me.

    Isn't music great how it does that?

  5. That sucks! My Sharona was a cool song!

  6. Now you've got your own domain! How cool is that!

    I knew this song, but I didn't know what it was called or who sang it.

    Cinnamon's Mum

  7. Yikes, a real blast from the past... Sad that these people are leaving us...

  8. I NEVER had nipples like that! Waaaaaa

  9. weird thing - i was JUST LISTENING to that song like 3 days ago and thinking THIS IS THE LONGEST SONG EVER MADE and now he's dead

  10. This post made me want my 20-something breasts back....complete with the white-tank-stretching nips!

    And yes...the manager? Royalties, baby! Even for one-hit-wonders!

    (PS: Your name when you comment isn't linked to your profile anymore? What happened??)

  11. Hey Chrissy! Never heard the "full" version, just the radio cut - very cool! But yes, a sad day. Indigo

  12. that song reminds me of the SNL skit "janet reno's dance party" where janet (errr...will ferrell) crotch punches mayor rudy! it's playing in the background ha ha ha

  13. @R. Jacob,
    Only if I can wear the tank top!

    @Anything fits a naked man,
    Oh yeah, you gotta!

    "middle aged folks". Is that a nice way of saying "us"?

    I know! I can remember seeing the 45 at Woolworth's!

    Yes, but it will live forever. That's the beauty.

    Yes! How fun is this?

    Now you know! :-)

    @Leah Rubin,
    Yep. Tick..tick..

    Do they have nipple implants?

    Oh no! You cursed him!

    I don't want my 20-something boobies back. At least now you can see them!

    Hmm...I'll have to see what's up with that.

    I'm glad I could open your world to this classic.

    LOL! That is SO funny! I miss good SNL...

  14. Chrissy
    that top would give you that Joan Jet, I love rock and roll look!


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