Liam Sternberg

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Liam Sternberg (born c. 1949)[1] is an American songwriter and producer best known for writing the Bangles hit "Walk Like an Egyptian". Sternberg first got noticed as part of the late '70s "Akron scene" which launched Devo and The Waitresses. A member of the band Jane Aire and the Belvederes, Sternberg produced an Akron compilation album for Stiff Records which garnered the attention of rock critic Robert Christgau and brought national attention to the scene. Following this, he has worked for performers and groups including Kirsty MacColl, Rachel Sweet, Ratt, Fuzzbox, Riff Regan, Baby Tuckoo, The Edge (the band, not the U2 guitarist), San Diego's Puppies, and Multi-Story. As a songwriter, he is also notable as being the composer of the theme for the television program 21 Jump Street.


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 17, 1978). "A Real New Wave Rolls Out of Ohio". Village Voice. Retrieved 2008-07-12.