How could you ever forget the song? It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is now world-famous. “My, my, my, my Sharona…” Yes, the woman gracing the cover of The Knack’s “My Sharona”, Sharona Alperin, is the inspiration for the song; she was only 17 years old when she met The Knack’s lead singer, the now deceased Doug Fieger, and he quickly wrote the now famous lyrics about her.
Well, Sharona’s now a real estate agent in Los Angeles, CA. Here’s a link to her site, www.mysharona.com, which features, you guessed it, The Knack’s “My Sharona” playing, automatically I must say, on the front page. Sharona is another real person for whom a famous song has been written about; Rosanna Arquette was, depending on who you believe, immortalized in Toto’s “Rosanna”. If Sharona Alperin, Rosanna Arquette and, more recently, members of The Howard Stern Show’s Wack Pack can have their one themes songs, can’t I? I’m jealous.