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The Knack

The Knack were a Los Angeles-based rock band that rose to fame with their first single, "My Sharona", in 1979 (see 1979 in music). From their debut album, Get the Knack[?], "My Sharona" was an international hit that earned the band comparisons to The Beatles. Music critics hated disco, which dominated the music industry at the time, and were, at best, coolly receptive to other developing trends like hip hop and heavy metal music. The Knack's power pop and hard rock influences earned them much critical credibility. After a few more albums, though, the backlash against The Knack led to their break-up. They have since re-united several times to little fanfare.

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