Pero que yo no conocía. Con el fallecimiento de Doug Fieger vi un “resumen” de la historia en más de un sitio y me picó la curiosidad por saber algo más. Está toda sacada de la página de la Wikipedia sobre “My Sharona”:
Lead singer/guitarist Doug Fieger was 25 when he met Sharona Alperin, who was 17 at the time. She inspired a two-month-long run of songwriting, as well as becoming Fieger’s girlfriend for the next four years. “It was like getting hit in the head with a baseball bat; I fell in love with her instantly. And when that happened, it sparked something and I started writing a lot of songs feverishly in a short amount of time.” Whenever Fieger thought about Alperin, he would think of Berton Averre’s guitar riff. The two worked out the structure and melody from there.
Sharona herself appears on the picture sleeve for the single, and became a major booster of the band bringing many girls to their early shows. Sharona Alperin is now a real estate agent in Los Angeles, California. The easily recognizable riff of “My Sharona” was written by the band’s guitarist, Berton Averre, long before he ever joined The Knack.
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