Ric Ocasek

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Rock Singer
Date of Birth March 23, 1944
Place of Birth Baltimore, Maryland
Date of Death Sep 15, 2019 (75)
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Ric Ocasek

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
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar
Years active: 1963–2019
Labels: Elektra, Geffen, Reprise, Columbia
Associated acts: The Cars
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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."

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

He had six children from his three marriages.


His 1997 solo album Troublizing was produced by Billy Corgan.

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Latest information about Ric Ocasek updated on September 19, 2020.

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