Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday the late Doug Feiger (1951-2010)

Best known as frontman of The Knack, whose first album, Get the Knack, held (and maybe still holds) the distinction of being the fastest selling record album in history. Everyone knows "My Sharona," but the album is chock full of great songs. I got to see the band play live a couple of times during the heyday of the Power Pop movement in the late 1970s, when I was in college in L.A. (along with other great local bands like 20/20 and the Plimsouls). Great fun. As you can see, Doug died way too young from cancer.

Here's The Knack playing a couple of great, if slightly lesser-known, songs from Get the Knack:

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