The Knack guitarist Bert Averre introduced a brand new model of their hit “My Sharona” to handle the coronavirus epidemic – after acknowledging that “Bye, Corona” had already been accomplished a number of occasions.
The unique tune went to No. 1 in 1979, and with the title lyric having such an apparent similarity to “corona,” Averre admitted that he and fellow Knack guitarist Prescott Niles had been late to the occasion with “Bye, Corona.”
“Some folks have requested whether or not we had been going to get round to doing our personal Sharona/Corona parody tune – as a result of apparently there aren’t sufficient of them,” Averre stated. “Sadly, our lead singer is not with us, and belief me, you don’t need to hear me croak it out. So I used to be considering … a pleasant protected factor to do is present you our canines.”
He claimed that the pets had rejected his concept of constructing a hand-washing video and as an alternative steered an educational video on find out how to play the guitar solo in “My Sharona.” “And optimistically we’ll get Prescott Niles, my previous accomplice in crime, right here to affix me on the finish,” Averre added.
After the solo, the display cut up to point out Niles becoming a member of in for the ultimate refrain, after a extra critical message of solidarity through the pandemic scrolls throughout the display.
You’ll be able to watch the video under.
Late Knack singer Doug Fieger wrote “My Sharona” about Sharona Alperin, a girl he met when he was 25 and she or he was 17. He was instantly lovestruck, and famous that she had impressed a interval of intense songwriting, which included the tune that featured her identify and have become the best-selling single of 1979.
Fieger and Alperin dated for a while earlier than going their separate methods, however they remained pals till Fieger’s loss of life from most cancers in 2010.