Doug Fieger

Born: August 20, 1952
Detroit, MI, USA
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As the middle child of June and Bernie Fieger, Doug Fieger decided his career at the age of three or four. He had seen a movie and he knew he wanted to be the one on the stage. Soon after, he became THE child actor in his hometown of Detroit. Doug had an obvious gift for the dramatic. He kept a Jean-Paul Belmondo poster on his bedroom wall and staged Edward Albee plays, as a teenager. Doug was a member of two different repertory companies and played Peter Pan for two years at the Detroit Institute of Art. He even did Shakespeare. His parents expounded creativity and non conformity-a lesson Doug learned well.

While in Detroit, Doug headed a rock and roll band called Sky that was signed by Jimmy Miller( producer of Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Rolling Stones - writer of "I'm a Man" ), while they were still in highschool. They cut two albums, one in England and the second in California. In 1971, while in California , Sky broke up. The Knack was born seven years later, in May of 1978. There they played the Troubadour and Starwood and performed with the likes of Ray Manzarek, Eddie Money, Tom Petty, Steven Stills, and Bruce Springsteen. The Knack was on it's way to making rock and roll history. "Get The Knack" had one of the biggest commercial debuts in rock history. It went gold in 13 days, platinum in seven weeks and sold six million copies worldwide. Says Fieger, "We refuse to go away. There are musicians who say they don't want to do this when they're 40. I've always said I hoped I was still doing this when I was 40. We love this music."

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Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Vocals Songwriter

Genres:
Hard Rock

Bands That Doug Fieger Has Played For:
Knack, The

Doug Fieger Has Worked With:
Bruce Gary Berton Averre Prescott Niles
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