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"The Cars" Lead Singer, Ric Ocasek dead at 75

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Television' started by Isadoorian, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Isadoorian

    Isadoorian Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Link to Article: ‘The Cars’ lead singer Ric Ocasek found dead in Manhattan home at 75

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    "GRAMERCY PARK, Manhattan — Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, died Sunday in his Manhattan home, an NYPD spokesperson said.

    Ocasek was found unconscious and unresponsive in bed at his East 19th Street home around 4 p.m., police said. Emergency medical services pronounced him deceased at the scene.

    The cause of death is not yet clear, but police said there was no sign of foul play.

    He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

    The Cars are known for classics including “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight,” "Good Times Roll", "Shake It Up” and “You Might Think.”

    Ocasek, who sang, played guitar and wrote most of the band's songs, and Benjamin Orr, who played bass and also sang, were ex-hippie buddies who formed The Cars in Boston in 1976. They were a decade older than many of their modern-rock compatriots but became one of the most essential American bands of the late 1970s and 1980s with their fusion of new wave, 1960s pop and 1970s glam.

    Ocasek's minimalist, half-spoken deadpan vocals set made the band's sound, and his long, lanky appearance formed their lasting image.

    The Cars had 10 other singles in the Billboard top 40, and of their six studio albums, four were in Billboard's top 10.

    In May of 2018, model and actress Paulina Porizkova announced on social media that she and Ocasek had separated after 28 years of marriage. The pair first met while filming the music video for "Drive." "
     
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    Rectify Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Oh, what a shame. Not a fan per se, but I remember him from the song below. I note a lot of people are putting their messages in the comments regarding his death.
     
  3. tlc

    tlc The Mackinac Bridge and U.P. is my happy place.

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    Wow, first Eddie Money now Ric. 2 greats from my childhood gone. Really hits home that I'm getting older too.
     
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    FreeDiver How long can you hold your breath? V.I.P Member

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    I think the worst is yet to come. With all of our childhood celebrities now entering their 70's. Don't be surprised to see a lot of them start dropping like flies in the next 10 years.
     
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    George Michaels gone in his 50s
     
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    RIP Ric

     
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    Rectify Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I had no idea that was The Cars. That's a GREAT song.
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member

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    RIP Ric.



    The Cars sure had a lot of great tunes. :cool:
     
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    FreeDiver How long can you hold your breath? V.I.P Member

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    Here's another great tune from the cars.