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    Default RIP Ric Ocasek (1949-2019)

    Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars was found dead in his New York apartment, apparently of natural causes. He was found by his estranged wife model Paulina Porizkova.

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    Heard of them but not familiar with the songs
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    You don't know Drive, from the Live Aid broadcast? I'm shocked!

    Anyway, I loved their earlier music, especially the first album. I heard their first two UK singles on John Peel's show, of all places!

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    Sad news, my was a fan of them.

    Drive was a hit twice, being reissued after being used for the Live Aid appeal, with the royalties donated for the cause.
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    I am not too familiar with Ocasek but I am familiar with songs like Drive that the Cars did - I suppose that we get so used to hearing them on the radio that sometimes we almost forget about the names of the people who happen to be involved with making those songs. This happens with quite a lot of songs to be honest. The radio presenter on the station that I am listening to at the moment has made a brief reference to his death just now.

    Looking at Zabadak's picture, I thought that they were just called "Cars" rather than "The Cars".
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    Default Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (1949-2019)

    By the way, he was born in 1944 and not 1949 as he was 75 when he died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    You don't know Drive, from the Live Aid broadcast? I'm shocked!

    Anyway, I loved their earlier music, especially the first album. I heard their first two UK singles on John Peel's show, of all places!

    Yeah, now that you named the songs i can remember them....nice toons!
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    I was a Cars fan and really liked Ric's solo work, which was brilliant melodic rock, with a superb vocal delivery. They were at their peak in the late seventies through the eighties, yet always (for me) sat outside mainstream pop. Like the brilliant Eddie Money, I will be revisiting this man discography.

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