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Last time I saw him he was accepting the award and performing at the RRHoF induction ceremony, looked good for his age, had just divorced his wife of how many years, etc.  

We are losing are beloved musicians constantly.  So sad.  

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This is just so sad.  First Ben gone way too soon and now Ric.  Hopefully they are making beautiful music together again in Heaven.  Rest in peace Ric. 

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Who's gonna drive you home...tonight?

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Sad news to wake up to today....

The Cars were a great band and Ric wrote some of the most memorable songs of the 80's.

RIP Ric 

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Hadn't seriously thought about or listened to The Cars in some time. Hearing the news tonight made me go back & look over their discography. Was mildy astonished to be reminded how many good songs they had. Really great new wave synth pop/rock. RIP Ric Ocasek. :(

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Bad news like this is just what was not needed.

RIP, Ric.  Thanks for all the great stuff. 

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This makes me so sad... RIP, Ric.  

 

The Drive video is amongst the best videos of the 80-is. 
 

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Friday we got the news about Eddie Money.  Yesterday I saw the new Linda Ronstadt documentary which detailed her battle with Parkinson's.  Then I came home and saw the news about Ric O.  I suppose that continuing stories of death and decline of artists from that era are now inevitable, but makes it none the easier to accept.

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5 hours ago, Silvia said:

This makes me so sad... RIP, Ric.  

 

The Drive video is amongst the best videos of the 80-is. 
 

Yep....That's the video where he met Paulina.

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No disrespect intended since this is mainly about Ben Orr, but for those of you that are Cars fans I have a thread in the book section that may interest you.  It does talk about the Cars beginnings in it.

 

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First Daniel Johnston, then Eddie Money, now Ric Ocasek.....it's just too much.

Very sad, very depressing.

Rest In Peace, Ric.

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From Ric’s sons: Our dad was a prolific doodler. His passing was sudden, unexpected, and beyond heartbreaking. Yesterday, we found this last doodle on his armchair. He couldn’t have known what it would end up meaning to us. We love him so much.

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Sorry for all my posts here, but the Cars have always been one of my favorite bands.  I just saw this was posted on YouTube.

 

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My fave Cars track.  It was played during my first live concert at Dayton's Hara Arena....just always thought it was coooooooooool.

Now that I'm looking over some setlists from that tour, this song was likely the first live song that I saw from a headliner act.  Bravo!!!

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On 9/16/2019 at 6:46 PM, stillilllife said:

It seems to be a bit uncertain if he was 75 or 70.

It's almost certainly that he was 75 and that he tried shaving 5 years off his age at some point.

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Normally I would put any Cars pictures in the Ben Orr book thread, but I think these should go here.

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Image may contain: 5 people, people playing musical instruments, people on stage and guitar

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