Liam Sternberg

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Liam Sternberg (born July 28, 1949 in Akron, Ohio)[1] is an American songwriter and producer who wrote the Bangles hit "Walk Like an Egyptian".[2] Sternberg first got noticed as part of the late 1970s "Akron Sound" which included Devo and the Waitresses. A member of the band Jane Aire and the Belvederes, Sternberg curated an Akron Sound compilation album for Stiff Records which gained the attention of rock critic Robert Christgau and brought national attention to the scene. Following this, he worked for other artists including Kirsty MacColl, Rachel Sweet, Ratt, Fuzzbox, Riff Regan, and Baby Tuckoo. As a songwriter, Sternberg was the composer of the theme for the hit 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.
  2. ^ Goldstein, Patrick (April 19, 1987). "Uproar Over Spoof Of Bangles' Song". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 April 2018.