RIP Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

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RIP Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

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Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of '70s rock band The Cars, died of heart disease, the New York City medical examiner's office confirmed. He was 75.

According to a press release Tuesday, Ocasek died of hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. In addition, pulmonary emphysema was cited as contributing to his death, which was listed as natural.

The musician passed away at his home in New York on Sunday.

Ocasek was a founding member of the Cars, recording numerous hit songs from 1978 to 1988. He played rhythm guitar and sang lead vocals for a majority of songs (bassist Benjamin Orr was lead vocalist on the remaining tracks).








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Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

Post by Artfarty » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:54 pm

Rick Ocasek us one of the most underrated singers and producers ever.
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Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

Post by MarkRobinson » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:57 am

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Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

Post by bucknaked » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:52 am

when I heard the news I played The Cars on Spotify, I let it play through the most played in order, forgot how many great songs they had
surprised he was so old, guess they did come out in the late 70's

discovered that a song I always liked by Letters To Cleo was actually a Cars cover "Dangerous Type"
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Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

Post by sigmoid » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:15 pm

The Cars was my first concert, in 1979 I guess, with opening act Flock of Seagulls. The Cars were pretty good.

I still listen to their first three albums.
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Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

Post by clutchcargo » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:28 pm

sigmoid wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:15 pm
with opening act Flock of Seagulls.
Bit off topic, but weren't they once voted as the ugliest band?
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Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

Post by willyhilly » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:31 pm

Bugger. The Cars were great. RIP
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Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

Post by bittermelon » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:39 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:28 pm
sigmoid wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:15 pm
with opening act Flock of Seagulls.
Bit off topic, but weren't they once voted as the ugliest band?
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Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

Post by bucknaked » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:05 am

love the Flock of Seagulls...still

they released some of their songs with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra last year, albums called Ascension, actually really well done, all the original band members
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Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

Post by Artfarty » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:04 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:28 pm
sigmoid wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:15 pm
with opening act Flock of Seagulls.
Bit off topic, but weren't they once voted as the ugliest band?
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No. That would be GBH. Great music though.
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