The Cars

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The Cars was an American New Wave rock group from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 1976, they released their first single and LP two years later. Initially a guitar-driven rock act with some progressive keyboard accompaniment, after their first album they rapidly moved toward a heavily synth-based, pop-rock sound, then disbanded in 1988. Line-up: Ric Ocasek (vocals, guitar), Benjamin Orr (vocals, bass), Elliot Easton (guitar), Greg Hawkes (keyboards, sax, guitar) and David Robinson (drums).

The Cars were one of the most successful American New Wave bands to emerge in the late 1970s, and in the ensuing decade the band racked up a string of platinum albums and Top 40 singles.

In 2006, Greg Hawkes and Elliot Easton, together with Todd Rundgren and Kasim Sulton (both of Utopia) and Prairie Prince (formerly of The Tubes) formed The New Cars and played mainly original Cars material live.

In 2011 The Cars (without Benjamin Orr who had passed away on October 4, 2000) released a new album and went on tour again with Greg Hawkes taking over on bass and Ric Ocasek as sole lead singer.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, and reunited once more to perform at the induction ceremony. Ric Ocasek passed away on September 15, 2019.
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6E-135 The Cars - The Cars album art The Cars The Cars (Album) Elektra 6E-135 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
Series #16, Show #1 The Cars - InnerView album art The Cars InnerView(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #16, Show #1 US 1978 Sell This Version
none The Cars - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art Peter Gabriel / The Cars Peter Gabriel / The Cars - King Biscuit Flower Hour(2xReel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting none US 1978 Sell This Version
SGC 104 The Cars - Super Groups In Concert Presents The Cars album art The Cars Super Groups In Concert Presents The Cars(2xLP, Album, Transcription + Box) ABC Radio Networks SGC 104 US 1979 Sell This Version
5E-507 The Cars - Candy-O album art The Cars Candy-O (Album) Elektra 5E-507 US 1979 Sell This Version
5E-514 The Cars - Panorama album art The Cars Panorama (Album) Elektra 5E-514 US 1980 Sell This Version
#147 The Cars - BBC Rock Hour #147 album art The Cars BBC Rock Hour #147(LP) London Wavelength #147 US 1980 Sell This Version
PRB-801-6 The Cars - Air Date 2/9-10 1980 album art The Cars Air Date 2/9-10 1980(LP, Transcription) Profiles In Rock PRB-801-6 1980 Sell This Version
Series #16 Show #11 The Cars - Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars album art Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars - Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #16 Show #11 US 1980 Sell This Version
XTC5-567 The Cars - Shake It Up album art The Cars Shake It Up (Album) Elektra XTC5-567 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
82-04 The Cars - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), The Cars Mary Turner (4), The Cars - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One 82-04 US 1982 Sell This Version
none The Cars - Riding The New Wave album art The Cars Riding The New Wave(LP + LP, S/Sided + Promo, Transcription) The Creative Factor none US 1982 Sell This Version
# 406 A The Cars - B.B.C. Rock Hour # 406 (Version "A") album art Ric Ocasek, The Cars Ric Ocasek, The Cars - B.B.C. Rock Hour # 406 (Version "A")(LP, Transcription, Ver) London Wavelength # 406 A US 1983 Sell This Version
SS84-23 The Cars - Superstar Concert Series  album art The Cars Superstar Concert Series Westwood One SS84-23 US 1984 Sell This Version
LDWE-6245 The Cars - Heartbeat City album art The Cars Heartbeat City (Album) Elektra LDWE-6245 Mexico 1984 Sell This Version
none The Cars Spotlight Specials: The Cars(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) ABC Contemporary Radio Network none US 1984 Sell This Version
NBC 84-37 The Cars - Moving In Stereo Radio Special album art The Cars Moving In Stereo Radio Special(3xLP, Promo, Transcription) The Source (8) NBC 84-37 US 1984 Sell This Version
GDJ 84-126 The Cars - Guest D. J.: Show #126 album art The Cars Guest D. J.: Show #126(LP, Transcription) PFM Inc. GDJ 84-126 US 1984 Sell This Version
none The Cars - Countdown To Christmas album art The Cars Countdown To Christmas(LP, Transcription) NBC Radio Entertainment none US 1985 Sell This Version
OTR 85-06 The Cars - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), The Cars Mary Turner (4), The Cars - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR 85-06 US 1985 Sell This Version
90675 The Cars - Door To Door album art The Cars Door To Door (Album) Elektra, Elektra 90675 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
88-16 The Cars - Superstar Concert Series  album art The Cars Superstar Concert Series (3xLP, Transcription + Box) Westwood One 88-16 US 1988 Sell This Version
I 89-02 The Cars - In Concert March 15 and 25, 1982 album art The Cars In Concert March 15 and 25, 1982(2xLP, Promo) Westwood One Radio Networks I 89-02 US 1989 Sell This Version
#188 The Cars - In The Studio - The Cars album art The Cars In The Studio - The Cars(CD, Transcription) The Album Network, Bullet Productions #188 US 1992 Sell This Version
none The Cars - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art The Cars King Biscuit Flower Hour(CDr, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour none US 2000 Sell This Version

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WhiteyLawless

WhiteyLawless

September 18, 2019
“ I <3 RIC ” Pass it on, yo...
thexfile

thexfile

September 17, 2019
That's Benjamin Orr and Ric Ocasek. RIP fellas 😢
fred_the_ted

fred_the_ted

September 16, 2019
God bless you Ric Ocasek, one of Rock's great innovators. Your music sounds as fresh today as it did back in the 70's and 80's.
thexfile

thexfile

June 29, 2019
They still haven't come out with 'Door To Door (Expanded)' 6-29-2019

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