R.I.P. The Knack’s Doug Fieger

     

    Doug Fieger, lead singer of the Knack, and co-writer of theb and’s biggest hit “My Sharona,” died yesterday after a long struggle with cancer. He was 57.

     

    Fieger and the Knack broke big in 1979, when “My Sharona” hit number on on the US singles charts, leading many outlets to call them the “next Beatles.” Fieger had been playing profesisonally since age 12, and landed a record deal with RCA in the late ’60s as a teenager. [Daily Swarm]