Lead singer of the late 1970’s new wave band “The Cars“, Ric Ocasek, was found dead at 4 p.m. in Manhattan on Sunday September 15, 2019.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2018, “The Cars” were known for such classics as “My Best Friend’s Girl“, “Good Times Roll“, “You Might Think“, and “Shake It Up“.
Ocasek, who had written most of the songs, formed the band in the late 1979’s with his friend Benjamin Orr. Much older than most hit artists at the time, by about a decade, this didn’t stop “The Cars” from becoming a sensation sweeping the nation of America with their new wave music that combing the likes of the 60’s and 70’s into one.
It is comforting to know that, much like many other famous musicians, Ric Ocasek can still be heard and his feelings felt through his music, essentially living on past his death. A great song writer, singer, and guitarist, Ric Ocasek will be missed.