Doug Fieger, lead singer of rock group the Knack, died at 57 after a battle with cancer, his brother Geoffrey confirmed today. “I’ve had 10 great lives,” Fieger told the Detroit News in a January interview. “And I expect to have some more. I don’t feel cheated in any way, shape or form.” Get the Knack, the album that featured “My Sharona,” spent six weeks at No. 1 in 1979. (EW recently talked to the real Sharona, who inspired the song, about Fieger’s passing.) The hit single was perhaps best immortalized (or at least revitalized) via a hilarious impromptu gas station dance party in 1994’s Reality Bites. “Can you turn this up please? Please? You won’t be sorry.”
Purists may prefer Fieger and the Knack’s own performances of “My Sharona” and “Good Girls Don’t,” embedded after the jump.
“Good Girls Don’t,” which charted at No. 11, was considered raunchy in 1979. A “clean” edit changed the lyric “ ‘Til she’s sitting on your face” to “When she puts you in your place.”
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