“When you become tired of fitting in is when you truly become yourself.” - Ric Ocasek, Lead Singer & Guitarist of The Cars
R.I.P. Ric Ocasek, the new wave rock visionary and frontman for The Cars passed away this week at the age of 75. The Cars were a radio mainstay during the 1980s, selling more than 25 million albums and topping the charts with thirteen Top 40 singles, including major hits like “My Best Friend's Girl" and “Drive”. Ocasek was the songwriter, rhythm guitarist and lead singer for The Cars from the band’s founding in 1976 to its famous breakup twelve years later, though he released seven solo albums throughout his career, most notably 1986’s “This Side of Paradise”. In 2018, The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and reunited once more, taking the stage at their induction ceremony — a fitting final performance for the rock legends.