The Wild Story Of The Real "My Sharona" And The Knack's Doug Fieger

By Kellar Ellsworth
The Real Sharona. (WTOP)

Sometimes, beautiful relationships develop out of strange, even weird, situations. Doug Fieger, lead singer of The Knack, and Sharona Alperin of “My Sharona” fame may rank as the greatest example of such a coupling. Rarely do love stories that begin with a rock star meeting a teenager in a clothing store end well. Throw in the fact that both were in serious relationships at the time and you’ve got a real moral conundrum. However, Doug and Sharona’s relationship mirrored the rise of one of music’s underrated bands, endlessly thrilling both participants. This is the story of The Knack’s “My Sharona.”