Doug Fieger, RIP

Howard Glazer
Tue Feb 16 12:24:42 EST 2010

One of the good things (and there aren't all that many) about oldies
stations transitioning to "classic hits" is that great late '70s and early
'80s power-pop songs like "My Sharona" and "Jessie's Girl" and "Sweet
Talkin' Woman" are getting played again. For years, they've been too
lightweight for classic rock stations, which would rather play U2 and Black
Sabbath, and too recent for oldies stations, which would rather play
Herman's Hermits and the Supremes.


----- Original Message -----
From: Paul B. Walker, Jr. <>

> Wow, even I KNOW that song. The first time I ever remember playing it was
> when I did 2 fill-in shows at WCNI-FM, then at 91.1 and later when I was
> an un named AM Daytimer that went from Top 40/CHR/Rock to Oldies.
> Paul Walker
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 5:23 PM, Donna Halper <> wrote:
> > Doug Fieger, who co-wrote and sang lead on the hit song "My Sharona" has
> > died of cancer-- he was only 57.  Like the song or not, My Sharona was
> > of those great top-40 records that sounded especially good when
listening in
> > the car.
> >

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