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The Story of The Knack’s “My Sharona” and the Real-Life Romance Behind the Song

It was the No. 1 song in the country for six weeks in 1979, and it certainly left an impression. “My Sharona” by The Knack was an ode to a raven-haired teenager with a wonderfully unique name, Sharona Alperin, and a great, catchy pop tune fueled by a lot of angst and longing. It also was a song that developed an incredible life of its own, living on for decades after The Knack fell apart in the early ’80s.

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How to ditch vibe-crushers that could give potential buyers the creeps

Whether it’s an off-putting odor, kitschy decor or questionable artwork, a good real estate agent knows how to disappear such sale-killers for potential buyers without offending the home seller….

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Sharona Alperin

Praised at a young age for her potential, Sharona Alperin followed the advice of veteran agents and became a Realtor. Subsequently, she has built her stellar career on in-depth knowledge of the market; sales, marketing and negotiation skills; trustworthiness; discretion and, above all…

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Sharona Alperin of “My Sharona” fame on buying patterns of entertainment clients

It’s been 37 years since “My Sharona” first blasted American airwaves, but you can’t go more than a few days without hearing some incarnation of the hit song. The “Sharona” that Doug Fieger, lead singer of the Knack…

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Rock Muse – Los Angeles Magazine

When Sharona Alperin made a songwriter’s motor run in 1979, a Billboard No. 1 hit single was born…

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35 Years Ago We Got the Knack … and Sharona

It was 35 years ago this week that Get the Knack was released, the debut album by the Los Angeles-based foursome that set the world on fire with a testosterone-fueled single “My Sharona.”

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The Woman Behind ‘My Sharona’

Over 30 years ago, a band called The Knack catapulted to stardom with its hit, “My Sharona.”

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‘My Sharona’: the real Sharona remembers late Knack singer Doug Fieger

Among the friends and family who attended services for Knack lead singer Doug Fieger was Sharona Alperin, the real-life inspiration for “My Sharona.”

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25 Women Who’ve Inspired Famous Pop Songs

It’s fair to say that the vast majority of pop songs written by men are about a woman. Love songs, lust songs, breakup songs, makeup songs—it’s par for the course.

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The Original “My Sharona” Remembers Doug Fieger

FM radio dials everywhere were turned down halfway on Valentine’s Day in honor of Doug Fieger, The Knack frontman who brought the world the unstoppable new wave hit “My Sharona,” who passed away that day of lung cancer.

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Who was My Sharona?

Written to woo an underage girl, My Sharona, sung by Doug Fieger, who died this week, has been linked to everyone from George Bush to Girls Aloud.

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25 Women Who’ve Inspired Famous Pop Songs

It was 35 years ago this week that Get the Knack was released, the debut album by the Los Angeles-based foursome that set the world on fire with a testosterone-fueled single “My Sharona.”

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35 Years Ago We Got the Knack … and Sharona

FM radio dials everywhere were turned down halfway on Valentine’s Day in honor of Doug Fieger, The Knack frontman who brought the world the unstoppable new wave hit “My Sharona,” who passed away that day of lung cancer.

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A realtor with Knack

At the time, Alperin was several years away from gaining her Realtor’s license, and both the circumstances and the client were a bit unique. Doug Fieger, the lead singer of the rock group the Knack, was looking for a home base in Los Angeles.

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‘My Sharona’ grows up, sells homes

LOS ANGELES — It was a No. 1 hit for the Knack — and a career-maker for Sharona Alperin.

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Billboard Magazine July 2015 Issue – From My Sharona to Top Producer

Sharona Alperin rocks the real estate industry.

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Larchmont Chronicle – July 2015

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