Ric Ocasek found dead today

Sad news from New York tonight. Ric Ocasek was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, law enforcement confirmed. Some reports say he was 75 and some say he was 70.

Ric wrote some of the best pop hits of the late seventies and eighties for the Cars. The Cars were a big part of my teenage years.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ric-Ocasek-Cars-Singer-Dead-in-NY-at-75-560430391.html

https://pagesix.com/2019/09/15/the-cars-frontman-ric-ocasek-found-dead-in-manhattan-townhouse/

 

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

23 thoughts on “Ric Ocasek found dead today”

      1. He made songs that were instantly likable. His music is the genre that I’m all about.
        Did you ever see the Cars? I never got to.

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  1. Don’t really want to ‘like’ this post but had to acknowledge this – The Cars were my second concert in 1982 with Nick Lowe opening – at least he lived to see the band get into the hall of fame – much too late in my opinion though.

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    1. I know exactly what you are talking about. I wasn’t sure about posting it. It’s obvious I love power pop and they were the soundtrack of my teenage years.
      Nick Lowe and The Cars…man…. that is a show.
      Yea much too late.

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  2. It was a terrible shock. Hard to imagine him being gone, also hard to imagine him being 75! (I do remember writing about him a year or two back and coming across the discrepency as to his year of birth then, but based on his school grad and so on, I figured the older was right, making him 75). May he rest in peace

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