Richard Theodore Otcasek, known as Ric Ocasek, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and painter. He was the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the rock band the Cars. In addition to his work with the Cars, Ocasek recorded seven solo albums, and his song "Emotion in Motion" was a top 20 hit in the United States in 1986. Ocasek also worked as a record producer for artists such as Suicide, Bad Brains, Weezer, Nada Surf, Guided by Voices, and No Doubt. 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.|
|Died:||September 15, 2019, New York City, U.S.|
|Genres:||Rock, new wave, power pop|
|Occupation(s):||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, painter|
|Labels:||Elektra, Geffen, Reprise, Columbia|
|Associated acts:||The Cars|
|Website:||Ric Ocasek's Official site|
|Facebook:||Ric Ocasek's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Ric Ocasek's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Ric Ocasek's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Ric Ocasek's Rotten Tomatoes|
|Spotify:||Ric Ocasek's Spotify|
|iTunes:||Ric Ocasek's iTunes|
About Ric Ocasek
Lead singer and guitarist for the rock band The Cars who also produced music and released solo work. 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 was formerly a part of the folk band Milkwood with Ben Orr.
He had a cameo role in Hairspray, which was directed by John Waters.
He had six children from his three marriages.
His 1997 solo album Troublizing was produced by Billy Corgan.
Information related to Ric Ocasek
- Painters from Maryland
- American new wave musicians
- Age controversies
- Musicians from Baltimore
- Rhythm guitarists