Richard Theodore Otcasek, known as Ric Ocasek, is an American singer, songwriter, songwriter and record producer. He is a co-singer, rhythm guitarist and musician for the rock band The Cars. In addition to his work with Cars, Ocasek has recorded seven solo albums and his song "Emotion in Motion" is one of the 20 best hits in the United States in 1986. Ocasek also works as a producer. recording for artists like Suicide, Bad Brains, Weezer, Nada Surf, voice-guided and unsuspecting. In 2018, Ocasek was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Cars.
|Birth name||Richard Theodore Otcasek|
|Born||March 23, 1944, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
|Origin||Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|Died||September 15, 2019, New York City, U.S.|
|Genres||Rock, new wave, power pop|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer|
|Labels||Elektra, Geffen, Reprise, Columbia|
|Associated acts||The Cars|
Lead singer and guitarist for the rock band The Cars, as well as a producer and solo artist. The Cars are best known for their 1978 self-titled debut album, which sold over 6 million copies and features singles such as"Just What I Needed" and"Good Times Roll.".
He and Ben Orr used to be in the folk group Milkwood.
Hairspray, directed by John Waters, featured him in a cameo role.
From his three marriages, he has six children.
Billy Corgan produced his solo album Troublizing in 1997.
Automotive Membership. American musicians of the new wave. Debates about age. Baltimore Musicians. Rhythm guitarist