Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Hardline, Sep 15, 2019.
Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the 1980s hook-heavy hitmakers The Cars, has died at the age of 75, New York media reported on Sunday.
Ocasek’s death was reported by NBC 4 New York and the New York Post. Reuters could not immediately confirm those reports.
A New York Police spokesman said that a 75-year-old male was found unresponsive at a townhouse on 19th street in the city at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday and pronounced dead at the scene.
There for about a 6 year period the Cars were absolutely huge. RIP.
More of my childhood slips away. RIP
first eddie money and now ric ocasek rough weekend for rock legends. my favorite cars song is touch and go great song. ocasek sung that song.
Jesus Christ knock it off!
Rough weekend, musically speaking.
I listen to classic rock a lot and still hear The Cars a couple times a day. They were huge in the MTV days with their videos always in heavy rotation. This is very surprising news to me and I am saddened to hear of his passing.
Thanks for the songs and fun videos.
RIP. Another one gone. Dang.
Ocasek wrote most of the songs and sung several of them.
By far their best singer was Benjamin Orr
And now they’re both gone.
Yeah, Orr was so talented. It sucks that they're both gone.
"Let the good times roll" lead singer/ cars ,done gone country @aged75
,,,I ain't trailing behind that cool quirky kinda' cat all that much on the odometer, anyways,,, now some of you elder fellows might wanna cast a cursory gander at yer' calendars,,,maybe
rip to the iconic singer/songwriter
He never looked particularly healthy, I guess that's partly because I didn't realize how old he was.
Who will make up the Trifecta?
The debut album "The Cars" from beginning to end is one of my favorites.
Btw, youtube a couple kive versions of Candy O. Pretty cool
Sometimes I forget how tight those guys could be on stage.
The lead guitarist—Elliot Easton— was underrated
Lead vocalist (often anyway) Ben Orr was talented and cool. A Decent bassist too
Yep, always liked Easton as a player. He always played the right notes at the right time.
Still a great song to listen to with headphones..........