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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Ric Ocasek Tribute Cars
MY BEST FRIENDS GIRL RIC OCASEK & The CARS
ROCK N ROLL HALL of FAME
CLEVELAND , OHIO
DEATH of RIC OCASEK
His wife, model Paulina Porizkova, said that on Sunday morning while bringing him coffee, she realized the musician was dead.
"I touched his cheek to rouse him," she wrote on Instagram on Monday. "It was then I realized that during the night he had peacefully passed on."
She noted that he was "recuperating very well after surgery," but did not provide details about why type of procedure.
Ric Ocasek with Wife Paulina Parikova
Fans and peers mourned his death Monday.
“We’re truly saddened to hear about the passing of Ric Ocasek,” according to a statement on Monday by John Josephson, chairman and CEO of the songwriter advocacy group SESAC.
“As a songwriter and musician, Ric made a significant impact on American music, setting a standard for aspiring songwriters over the decades and for years to come. We’ll miss him greatly.”
Ocasek co-founded The Cars in Boston in 1976 with bassist and singer Benjamin Orr. The band's sound merged classic guitar-oriented rock with synthesizer-driven pop sounds of the late 1970s and early 80s.
The band recorded more than a dozen Top 40 anthems, including "My Best Friend’s Girl," "Good Times Roll," and "Just What I Needed."
The Cars broke up in the late 1980s, but Ocasek would go on to become a noted producer, working with influential punk and rock bands like Bad Brains, Weezer and Bad Religion.
"I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE BABY" !
Written by Ric Ocasek
JUST WHAT I NEEDED
GOOD TIMES ROLL
"LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL"
Written by Ric Ocasek
"SHAKE IT UP"
The Cars' music has been described as new waveand power pop, and is influenced by proto-punk, garage rock, and bubblegum pop. They have also used rockabilly in songs such as "My Best Friend's Girl".Robert Palmer, music critic for The New York Times and Rolling Stone, described the Cars' musical style: "they have taken some important but disparate contemporary trends—punk minimalism, the labyrinthine synthesizer and guitar textures of art rock, the '50s rockabilly revival and the melodious terseness of power pop—and mixed them into a personal and appealing blend." They have also had hard rock-oriented songs including "You're All I've Got Tonight"
Richard Theodore Otcasek (March 23, 1944 – September 15, 2019), known as Ric Ocasek (/oʊˈkæsɛk/), was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and painter. He was the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the rock band the Cars. In 2018, Ocasek was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Cars. That same year, he exhibited a number of his paintings in a national tour.