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Author Topic: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75  (Read 540 times)

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The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« on: September 15, 2019, 08:59:14 PM »

Known for big hits such as “Let the Good Times Roll” and “Tonight She Comes”.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ric-Ocasek-Cars-Singer-Dead-in-NY-at-75-560430391.html
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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 01:19:47 AM »

Known for big hits such as “Let the Good Times Roll” and “Tonight She Comes”.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ric-Ocasek-Cars-Singer-Dead-in-NY-at-75-560430391.html
I heard he was divorced/estranged/separated after the Cars got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Too bad.
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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 08:19:52 AM »

They were estranged but not divorced, the way I understand it.
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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 09:02:12 AM »

Incorrect about the latter.  The late Benjamin Orr sang the lead on that one.


So another Cars member dies.   Two this week in the music industry, who will make number 3 to fulfill the old saying "Things happen in threes?"
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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 06:03:42 PM »

Incorrect about the latter.  The late Benjamin Orr sang the lead on that one.


So another Cars member dies.   Two this week in the music industry, who will make number 3 to fulfill the old saying "Things happen in threes?"

There was singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/daniel-johnston-enigmatic-singer-songwriter-with-a-bittersweet-touch-dies-at-58/2019/09/12/bf939132-d569-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html?outputType=amp

And if we include singers-songwriters who work in other languages, Philippe Pascal a member of the French punk band Marquis de Sade also passed away.
https://www.post-punk.com/philippe-pascal-of-french-post-punk-band-marquis-de-sade-has-passed-away/ 
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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 10:52:51 PM »

Incorrect about the latter.  The late Benjamin Orr sang the lead on that one.


So another Cars member dies.   Two this week in the music industry, who will make number 3 to fulfill the old saying "Things happen in threes?"

Little Richard is still alive.

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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 11:26:43 PM »

Shake it up in peace.  :-(
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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2019, 09:48:14 AM »

Incorrect about the latter.  The late Benjamin Orr sang the lead on that one.


So another Cars member dies.   Two this week in the music industry, who will make number 3 to fulfill the old saying "Things happen in threes?"
Among household name musicians, I think Kenny Rogers would be most likely as he's been sick for a while and reports came out in May that he was close to death.
Other possibilities include (most of them have been sick recently):
Willie Nelson
Randy Owen (lead singer of Alabama)
Randy Meisner (Eagles)
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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 09:11:59 AM »

A little morbid (and kind of tacky) to theorize random folks that might die next, isn't it?
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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2019, 05:23:06 PM »

A little morbid (and kind of tacky) to theorize random folks that might die next, isn't it?
Since when has that stopped anyone from posting such items on here?
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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2019, 02:18:06 PM »

I have all of The Cars' albums, as well as all of Ric Ocasek's solo albums save the first. R.I.P. to a great musician.
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Re: The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek dies at 75
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2019, 12:38:57 AM »

This is sad news to hear. The Cars are a great band, and yesterday I listened to their debut album in its entirety for the first time. It’s a great listen, and I highly recommend it. Rest In Peace to Ric Ocasek, and we have lost another music legend.
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