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Ric Ocasek

American musician

Ric Ocasek

American musician
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birthday
23rd
March, 1944
Death
15th
September, 2019
Birth Place
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Birth Sign
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Biography

Richard Theodore Otcasek (March 23, 1944 – September 15, 2019), known as Ric Ocasek, was an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He was the primary lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and frontman 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.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

The Cars

Birth Name

Richard Theodore Otcasek

Genres

Rock new wave power pop

Labels

Elektra Geffen Reprise Columbia

Occupations

Musician singer-songwriter record producer

Origin

Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Website
Years Active

1963 2019

Name

Ric Ocasek

Nationality

United States of America

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