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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03-21 The Cars - Superstar Concert Series album art The Cars / Billy Idol The Cars / Billy Idol - Superstar Concert Series(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One 03-21 US 2003 Sell This Version
50-51011-8873-2-1 The Cars - The Cars Unlocked: The Live Performances album art The Cars The Cars Unlocked: The Live Performances (Comp, Album) Warner Music Vision 50-51011-8873-2-1 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
HRM-32872-02 The Cars - Move Like This album art The Cars Move Like This (Album) Hear Music HRM-32872-02 US 2011 Sell This Version
R1 559102 The Cars - Live At The Agora 1978 album art The Cars Live At The Agora 1978 Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R1 559102 USA, Canada & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none The Cars - Live at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, August 19th 1978, KSAN-FM  album art The Cars Live at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, August 19th 1978, KSAN-FM (12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label none UK 2019
TBS-CP-5 The Cars - Live From Central Park album art Joe Walsh / The Cars Joe Walsh / The Cars - Live From Central Park(LP, Transcription) Télémédia Communications TBS-CP-5 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EKS 662 The Cars - Just What I Needed album art The Cars Just What I Needed (Single) Elektra EKS 662 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
P-354E The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - My Best Friend's Girl (Single) Elektra P-354E Japan 1978 Sell This Version
ELK 12.325 The Cars - All Mixed Up album art The Cars All Mixed Up(7", Single) Elektra ELK 12.325 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
E-46014-A The Cars - Good Times Roll album art The Cars Good Times Roll (Single) Elektra E-46014-A US 1978 Sell This Version
E-46546 The Cars - It's All I Can Do album art The Cars It's All I Can Do (Single) Elektra E-46546 US 1979 Sell This Version
AS-11421 The Cars - Let's Go album art The Cars Let's Go (Single) Elektra AS-11421 US 1979 Sell This Version
E-46580 The Cars - Double Life album art The Cars Double Life (Single) Elektra E-46580 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
E-47101 The Cars - Gimme Some Slack / Don´t Go To Pieces album art The Cars Gimme Some Slack / Don´t Go To Pieces (Single) Elektra E-47101 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
E-47039 The Cars - Touch And Go album art The Cars Touch And Go (Single) Elektra E-47039 US 1980 Sell This Version
E-47080 The Cars - Don't Tell Me No album art The Cars Don't Tell Me No (Single) Elektra E-47080 US 1980 Sell This Version
E-47479 The Cars - Victim Of Love album art The Cars Victim Of Love (Single) Elektra E-47479 US 1981 Sell This Version
12.097 The Cars - Shake It Up / Since You're Gone album art The Cars Shake It Up / Since You're Gone (Single) Elektra 12.097 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
P-1598E The Cars - Shake It Up album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - Shake It Up (Single) Elektra P-1598E Japan 1981 Sell This Version
DIF 134 The Cars - Let's Go / It's All I Can Do album art The Cars Let's Go / It's All I Can Do (Single) Elektra DIF 134 Argentina 1979 Sell This Version
E-47433 The Cars - Since You're Gone  b/w  Think It Over album art The Cars Since You're Gone b/w Think It Over (Single) Elektra E-47433 US 1981 Sell This Version
PROMO 147 The Cars - Pretty Woman / Shake It Up album art Van Halen / The Cars Van Halen / The Cars - Pretty Woman / Shake It Up(7", Jukebox, Promo) Warner Bros. Records, Elektra PROMO 147 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
K13187, EF 90467 The Cars - Think It Over album art The Cars Think It Over(7", Single) Elektra, Elektra K13187, EF 90467 UK 1982 Sell This Version
PROMO 211 The Cars - Like A Virgin / Drive album art Madonna / The Cars Madonna / The Cars - Like A Virgin / Drive Warner Bros. Records, Elektra PROMO 211 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
7-69689 The Cars - Drive / Hello Again album art The Cars Drive / Hello Again (Single) Elektra 7-69689 Guatemala 1984 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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