RIP Ric Ocasek

Sad to see the passing of The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek, one of my favourite bands in my youth and still a regular player on my system

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Very sad to hear of Ric’s passing. The music of the Cars was very much a part of my time at school in the States, and the Cars were considered the “local boys”.

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Ric Ocasek of The Cars

:small_blue_diamond:Ric Ocasek,.the lead singer of iconic new wave rock band The Cars,was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday.
He was 75 years old.

Ric Ocasek was discovered unconscious and unresponsive at around 4:14 p.m. inside his Gramercy Park pad by his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova, sources said.
He appeared to have died from natural causes, sources added.

Ric Ocasek and his seminal new wave band The Cars shot to fame with their self-titled hit album in the 1978,.which included hits such as…
• "My Best Friend’s Girl”
• "Just What I Needed.”

The singer reflected on his years in the band when he was inducted into the…
•Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.
“It’s certainly a wonderful feeling to be accepted by peers and you see the people that are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who gets inducted, it’s a positive feeling that you get,” Ocasek said in an interview with Rolling Stone.

From 1978 to 1987,.the band churned out six records…
“five of which are good-to-great,” said Erik Adams,.an AV Club music critic,in a 2018 article.
“And then there are The Cars,.the type of band that put out a perfect debut record,and then had the audacity to not pack it in after that,” the critic wrote.

In 1984,.the band received another notable accolade, winning MTV’s “Video of the Year” award for its hit song off its 5th album…
“You Might Think.”

After a long hiatus,.the band reunited in 2011 and released an album called “Move Like This.” It was the band’s first,.and only, album without late-bassist Benjamin Orr,.who died in 2000.

Ric Ocasek had recently moved to the home where he was found after he and Porizkova announced their split in May 2018.

The pair,.who shared two children together,had been together for 28 years when they separated.

/Peder

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Peder, as there was already a thread running on this, I moved your thread/post to the existing thread.

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Very sad. I still have picture disc single of My Best Friends Girl. A classic.

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Drive was one of they key triggers for Live Aid. RIP.

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Very sad loved their music…looked in my collection and there is a gap. Ordered a best of the cars to sort that gap, and some nice memories keep coming back.

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I’ll be digging out this lovely Nautilus issue of their debut LP for a play later…

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Great band. For many reasons (but only one girl) Drive will always hold a special place in my musical memories. It also has one of my favourite intros…

RIP

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I tend to first think of their debut album. “Heartbeat City” is an album I don’t know – I had stopped buying new music by then and wasn’t listening to the radio all that much. But “Drive” is a fantastic song. We’re going to listen to The Cars later today at home, and I’ll download that album for sure. It has quite a devoted following.

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I saw them once in what I believe was their only UK tour back in the late 70’s. They were brilliant but didn’t meet the ‘criteria’ of a new wave/punk band so never returned.

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:small_blue_diamond:We can only hope that it is like this,.when our time on this earth are going to an end.

:dove: R.I.P Ric Ocasek.

/Peder

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Classic albums. I’ve had them all since release.

RIP

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I had that on cassette when I was a kid and I wore it out. Moving in Stereo was the theme to my youth. RIP.

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