The Cars

Profile:
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 (real name: Benjamin Orzechowski - vocals, bass), Elliot Easton (guitar), Greg Hawkes (keyboards, sax) and David Robinson (drums).

Blondie may have had a string of number one hits and Talking Heads may have won the hearts of the critics, but The Cars were the most successful American New Wave band to emerge in the late 1970's. With their sleek, mechanical pop/rock, the band racked up a string of platinum albums and Top 40 singles that made them one of the most popular American Rock N Roll bands of the late 1970's and early 1980's.

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 in 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.
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Albums

The Cars - The Cars album art The Cars The Cars (Album) Elektra Spain 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, 7" Reel, Quad, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting none US 1978 Sell This Version
The Cars - Candy-O album art The Cars Candy-O (Album) Elektra Netherlands 1979 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
The Cars - Panorama album art The Cars Panorama (Album) Elektra 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
The Cars - Shake It Up album art The Cars Shake It Up (Album) Elektra Canada 1981 Sell This Version
Not Listed The Cars - Riding The New Wave album art The Cars Riding The New Wave(2xLP, Promo) The Creative Factor Not Listed US 1982 Sell This Version
The Cars - Superstar Concert Series  album art The Cars Superstar Concert Series Westwood One US 1984 Sell This Version
The Cars - Heartbeat City album art The Cars Heartbeat City (Album) Elektra US 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
The Cars - Greatest Hits album art The Cars Greatest Hits (Comp, Album) Elektra, Elektra Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
OTR 85-06 The Cars - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art The Cars Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR 85-06 US 1985 Sell This Version
The Cars - Door To Door album art The Cars Door To Door (Album) Elektra, Elektra Argentina 1987 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
Show #03-21 The Cars - Westwood One album art The Cars / Billy Idol The Cars / Billy Idol - Westwood One(2xCD, Transcription) Westwood One Show #03-21 US 2003 Sell This Version
The Cars - The Cars Unlocked: The Live Performances album art The Cars The Cars Unlocked: The Live Performances (Comp) Warner Music Vision UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
The Cars - Move Like This album art The Cars Move Like This (Album) Hear Music US 2011 Sell This Version
The Cars - Live At The Agora 1978 album art The Cars Live At The Agora 1978 Elektra, Rhino Records (2) USA, Canada & Europe 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Cars - Just What I Needed album art The Cars Just What I Needed (Single) Elektra South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl album art The Cars My Best Friend's Girl (Single) Elektra US 1978 Sell This Version