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R.I.P. Ric Ocasek.......Cars lead singer

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 R.I.P.  I want to say they just finally made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  

 

The Cars were a good group.  Their music was fun 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, KD in CA said:

Ric Ocasek was 75??   Holy crap I'm getting old.  :death:

I didn't realise he was that old

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20 minutes ago, apuszczalowski said:

I didn't realise he was that old

 

Again, I didn't realize he was still alive.

 

So if it were an accidental death, would that make it a

 

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Car accident?

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He must have been 35 or so when the Cars hit the big time.  I didn’t realize he was that old. RIP.

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Their 1st album was their best. Saw them open for Bob Seger, 3rd row center, in '77 or '78.

 

Never would have guessed he was born in '49

 

Marrying Paulina Porizkova might be his biggest badge of honor.

 

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For me The Cars and Ric Ocasek epitomized New Wave. The first two albums sound as good today as they ever did.

 

Sad to hear of his passing.

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RIP. I always thought The Cars were the poor man's Roxy Music. I did like the 1st LP a lot when it came out though, as well as most all of the hits. especially the ones with Benjamin Orr on lead vocals. Still, when I think of The Cars, he is the first image that comes to mind.

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Panorama was underrated imo... a fine Cars Lp. Rip

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2 hours ago, KD in CA said:

Ric Ocasek was 75??   Holy crap I'm getting old.  :death:

no he is 70, wikipedia said 75 and that is what all the media outlets went with...

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May he R.I.P. .. 75 does not seem so old now.

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3 hours ago, I am the egg man said:

Their 1st album was their best. Saw them open for Bob Seger, 3rd row center, in '77 or '78.

 

This was their first major gig on their first major tour, opening for various bands. They rented an empty storefront on Hertel to rehearse, that week, they worked pretty hard to get the parts down just right. They were just starting to break on radio, it was 41 years ago today.

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RIP

 

 

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A bit odd group with the band but he is star of this video.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Kv6vxZwL8

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25 minutes ago, Tiberius said:

RIP Ric 

 

Image result for the cars albums
It's all I can do 

 

Man did I love looking at my dads vinyl of this as a little kid!  Now I have it and the self-titled (along with all his other records that survived).  My pops used to always listen to The Cars in the basement working out.  A memory that has, obviously, stuck with me through the years.

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