I went way to Outward Bound for three weeks 10 1979 with my musical language completely Knack free. When I returned they had the number 1 album and single, billboards all over the place and were being proclaimed as the new Beatles. (But then again that was a tag used a lot in the seventies.) And then just as quickly they were gone. Awwwww.
Strangely, there was an article in this weeks Sunday Times about the very girl Sharonna, with whom one of the Knack was besotted. She got a nice career being a real estaste agent to the stars out of it. Every story does have a happy ending.