Today’s latest trending news is about the sad demise of Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, a famous Boston band of mid 70s. He was 75 and survived by his wife, the model Paulina Porizkova, and six sons.
Music career of Ric Ocasek
He formed The Cars with his high school friend Benjamin Orr in the mid-1970s in the Boston. They merged guitar rock with synthesizer-based pop and give hits like What I Needed, My Best Friend’s Girl and Good Times Roll.
The turning point in his life came in 1984 when he performed to get Live Aid for the Ethiopian famine. He used ballad Dive for background music to support footage of the famine.
Breakup of the band
In 1980s, Ocasek started his solo-journey as a producer for artist that include Weezer, Bad Religion and No Doubt. Benzamine Orr, the founding member of the band, died in 1980 from pancreatic cancer.
Reformation of the band
Ric Ocasek reformed his band by bringing the remaining members of The Cars together and produced the final album that got him Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Ocasek was found unresponsive in his Manhattan home. His family members informed the police after that is yet to ascertain the cause of his death.