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The Knack

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The Knack was an American rock band based in Los Angeles that rose to fame with their first single, "My Sharona", an international number-one hit in 1979. [1]

88 relations: All Media Network, AllMusic, Apple Inc., Are You Gonna Be My Girl, Artists and repertoire, Baby Talks Dirty, Badfinger, Berton Averre, Billboard (magazine), Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1979, Bob Dylan, British Hit Singles & Albums, Bruce Gary, Bruce Springsteen, California, Can't Put a Price on Love, Capitol Records, Charisma Records, Cherie Currie, Compilation album, Countdown Spectacular, Detroit, Don Was, Doug Fieger, Emmett Chapman, Geoffrey Fieger, George Harrison, Get the Knack, Good Girls Don't (song), Guinness World Records, It's Tricky, ITunes, Jack Bruce, Jack Kevorkian, Jet (Australian band), Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Miller, Library and Archives Canada, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, Lymphoma, Mainstream Rock (chart), Medical News Today, Meet the Beatles!, Michael Des Barres, Michigan, Mick Taylor, Mr. Big (American band), Music Canada, ..., My Sharona, New wave music, No Matter What (Badfinger song), Normal as the Next Guy, Not Lame Recordings, Oak Park, Michigan, Official Charts Company, Pat Torpey, Pay the Devil (Ooo, Baby, Ooo), Power pop, Prescott Niles, Raising Hell (album), Ray Manzarek, Reality Bites, Roadmaster (band), Robby Krieger, Rock & Roll Is Good for You: The Fieger/Averre Demos, Rock music, Rod Stewart, Rolling Stone, Round Trip (The Knack album), RPM (magazine), Run-DMC, Serious Fun (The Knack album), Sheryl Crow, Sky (US band), Spencer Davis, Stephen Stills, Terry Bozzio, The Rolling Stones, The Ventures, Tom Petty, Tony Stratton-Smith, Trouser Press, Was (Not Was), Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Zoom (The Knack album), ...But the Little Girls Understand. Expand index (38 more) »

All Media Network

All Media Network (formerly All Media Guide (AMG) and AllRovi) is an American company that owns and maintains AllMusic, AllMovie, AllGame (until its closure in 2014), SideReel and Celebified.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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Are You Gonna Be My Girl

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl" is a song by Australian rock band Jet, featured on their 2003 album Get Born.

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Artists and repertoire

Artists and repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label or music publishing company that is responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists and songwriters.

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Baby Talks Dirty

"Baby Talks Dirty" is a 1980 Top 40 single written by Doug Fieger and Berton Averre from the Knack's second album,...But the Little Girls Understand.

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Badfinger were a British rock band that, in their most successful lineup, consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans, and Joey Molland.

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Berton Averre

Berton Leslie Averre (born December 13, 1953) is an American guitarist.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1979

This is a list of Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1979.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

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British Hit Singles & Albums

British Hit Singles & Albums (originally known as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums) was a music reference book originally published in the United Kingdom by the publishing arm of the Guinness breweries, Guinness Superlatives.

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Bruce Gary

Bruce Gary (April 7, 1951 – August 22, 2006) was an American musician who was best known as the drummer for the music group The Knack.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his work with the E Street Band.

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Can't Put a Price on Love

"Can't Put a Price on Love" is a 1980 song written by Doug Fieger and Berton Averre.

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Capitol Records

Capitol Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint.

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Charisma Records

The Famous Charisma Label (Charisma for short) was a British record label founded in 1969 by former journalist Tony Stratton-Smith.

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Cherie Currie

Cherie Ann Currie (born November 30, 1959) is an American musician (instrumentalist, singer, songwriter), actress and artist.

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Compilation album

A compilation album comprises tracks, either previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers.

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Countdown Spectacular

The Countdown Spectacular is a series of concerts reviving the nostalgia of the Australian music television series Countdown.

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Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.

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Don Was

Don Edward Fagenson (born September 13, 1952), known as Don Was, is an American musician, record producer and record executive.

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Doug Fieger

Douglas Lars "Doug" Fieger (August 20, 1952 – February 14, 2010) was an American singer-songwriter-musician.

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Emmett Chapman

Emmett Chapman (born September 28, 1936) is an American jazz musician best known as the inventor of the Chapman Stick and maker of the Chapman Stick family of instruments.

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Geoffrey Fieger

Geoffrey Nels Fieger (born December 23, 1950) is an American attorney based in Southfield, Michigan.

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George Harrison

George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English guitarist, singer-songwriter, and producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

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Get the Knack

Get the Knack is the debut album by the Knack, released in June 1979.

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Good Girls Don't (song)

"Good Girls Don't" is a 1979 hit single written by Doug Fieger and released by the rock band The Knack, off their album Get the Knack. It was the follow-up to the group's number-one hit single, "My Sharona".

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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

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It's Tricky

"It's Tricky" is the fourth and final single released from Run–D.M.C.'s third album, ''Raising Hell''.

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iTunes is a media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It was announced on January 9, 2001.

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Jack Bruce

John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included the guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and the drummer Ginger Baker.

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Jack Kevorkian

Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian (May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011) was an American pathologist and euthanasia proponent.

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Jet (Australian band)

Jet is an Australian rock band formed in 2001.

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Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

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Jimmy Miller

James "Jimmy" Miller (March 23, 1942 – October 22, 1994) was an American record producer and musician who produced dozens of albums between the mid-1960s and early 1990s, including landmark recordings for Blind Faith, Spooky Tooth, Traffic, Motörhead, the Plasmatics, and Primal Scream.

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Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) (in Bibliothèque et Archives Canada) is a federal institution tasked with acquiring, preserving and making Canada's documentary heritage accessible.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Lymphoma is a group of blood cancers that develop from lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell).

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Mainstream Rock (chart)

Mainstream Rock is a music chart in Billboard magazine which ranks the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that combines the formats of active rock and heritage rock.

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Medical News Today

Medical News Today is a web-based outlet for medical news, targeted to both physicians and the general public.

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Meet the Beatles!

Meet the Beatles! is the second Beatles album released in the United States.

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Michael Des Barres

Marquis Michael Philip Des Barres (born 24 January 1948), the 26th Marquis Des Barres, is an English actor and rock singer.

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Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States.

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Mick Taylor

Michael Kevin Taylor (born 17 January 1949) is an English musician, best known as a former member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (1966–69) and the Rolling Stones (1969–74).

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Mr. Big (American band)


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Music Canada

Music Canada (formerly Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA)) is a Toronto-based, non-profit trade organization that was founded 9 April 1963 to represent the interests of companies that record, manufacture, produce, promote and distribute music in Canada.

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My Sharona

"My Sharona" is the debut single by the Knack.

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New wave music

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.

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No Matter What (Badfinger song)

"No Matter What" is a song originally recorded by Badfinger for their album No Dice in 1970, written and sung by Pete Ham and produced by Mal Evans.

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Normal as the Next Guy

Normal as the Next Guy is the 6th and final album released by The Knack in 2001.

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Not Lame Recordings

Not Lame Recordings was a Ft. Collins, Colorado based independent record label specializing in power pop music.

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Oak Park, Michigan

Oak Park is a city in south Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan.

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Official Charts Company

The Official Charts Company, also referred to as Official Charts (previously known as the Chart Information Network (CIN) and The Official UK Charts Company) is a British inter-professional organisation that compiles various "official" record charts in the United Kingdom, including the UK Singles Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the UK Singles Downloads Chart and the UK Album Downloads Chart, as well as genre-specific and music video charts.

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Pat Torpey

Pat Torpey (December 13, 1953 – February 7, 2018) was an American hard rock drummer and singer.

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Pay the Devil (Ooo, Baby, Ooo)

"Pay the Devil (Ooo, Baby, Ooo)" is a song written by Berton Averre and first released by the Knack on their 1981 album Round Trip.

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Power pop

Power pop is a rock music subgenre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American rock music.

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Prescott Niles

Prescott Niles (born May 2, 1954) is an American rock bassist.

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Raising Hell (album)

Raising Hell is the third album by hip hop group Run-DMC.

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Ray Manzarek

Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr. (né Manczarek; February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author, best known as a member of The Doors from 1965 to 1973, which he co-founded with singer and lyricist Jim Morrison.

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Reality Bites

Reality Bites is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by Ben Stiller.

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Roadmaster (band)

Roadmaster was an American rock band from Indianapolis, Indiana, that was popular in the Midwest in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Robby Krieger

Robert Alan "Robby" Krieger (born January 8, 1946) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter best known as the guitarist of the rock band the Doors, and as such has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Rock & Roll Is Good for You: The Fieger/Averre Demos

Rock & Roll Is Good for You: The Fieger/Averre Demos is an album by The Knack which was released on September 11, 2012.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Rod Stewart

Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Round Trip (The Knack album)

Round Trip is the third studio album by power pop/new wave band The Knack that was released by Capitol Records in 1981.

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RPM (magazine)

RPM (and later) was a Canadian music industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada.

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Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell.

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Serious Fun (The Knack album)

Serious Fun is an album by power pop/new wave band The Knack released by Charisma Records on January 16, 1991.

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Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress.

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Sky (US band)

Sky was an American rock power trio active in the early 1970s, based out of Detroit, Michigan.

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Spencer Davis

Spencer Davis (born Spencer David Nelson Davies, 17 July 1939) is a Welsh musician and multi-instrumentalist, and the founder of the 1960s beat band The Spencer Davis Group.

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Stephen Stills

Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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Terry Bozzio

Terry John Bozzio (born December 27, 1950) is an American drummer best known for his work with Missing Persons and Frank Zappa.

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.

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The Ventures

The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band formed in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington.

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Tom Petty

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.

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Tony Stratton-Smith

Tony Stratton-Smith (29 October 1933 – 19 March 1987) was an English rock music manager, and entrepreneur.

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Trouser Press

Trouser Press was a rock and roll magazine started in New York in 1974 as a mimeographed fanzine by editor/publisher Ira Robbins, fellow Who fan Dave Schulps and Karen Rose under the name "Trans-Oceanic Trouser Press" (a reference to a song by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and an acronymic play on the British TV show Top of the Pops).

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Was (Not Was)

Was (Not Was) is an American pop group founded by David Weiss and Don Fagenson, who adopted the stage names David Was and Don Was.

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Woodland Hills, Los Angeles

Woodland Hills is a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica Mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.

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Zoom (The Knack album)

Zoom is an album released by The Knack in 1998.

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...But the Little Girls Understand

...But the Little Girls Understand is an album by power pop/new wave group The Knack released by Capitol Records in February 1980.

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