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Thread started 09/15/19 5:41pm

rogifan

Ric Ocasek found dead in New York home

Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #1 posted 09/15/19 6:10pm

SoulAlive

confused This is so sad.

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Reply #2 posted 09/15/19 7:14pm

728huey

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Holy crap! omfg I was just trying to process the death of Eddie Money and now this just happened. This is so tragic.

cry sad pray rose dove guitar typing

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Reply #3 posted 09/15/19 8:01pm

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RIP Ric! One of my favorite groups. sad


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Reply #4 posted 09/15/19 8:11pm

JoeBala

Awww nooooo. I know he was separated from his wife Paulina. This is a shock. RIHP Ric. Last time I saw him was on the RRHOF accepting his award with his band mates.
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Reply #5 posted 09/15/19 8:43pm

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728huey said:

Holy crap! omfg I was just trying to process the death of Eddie Money and now this just happened. This is so tragic.

cry sad pray rose dove guitar typing


I mean, he's 75. While that's not a death sentence, it's not a 20-something surviving on 6 hours of sleep a day. They don't know how he died (yet), so it could have just been older age and natural causes. We'll know soon enough.

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Reply #6 posted 09/15/19 8:51pm

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I don't know how to accurately convey the enormous impact that The Cars first LP had on America. I was around six years old when it came out. I remember going to high school basektball games with my Dad and my older sister and they (the cheerleaders not my Dad and sister LOL) would be doing cheers and stomps at halftime to "You're All I've Got Tonight" and "My Best Friend's Girlfriend" and I still remember how goodlooking those cheerleaders were to a six year old boy. So much childhood stuff gets unlocked when that record comes on. Kids I knew in grade school - things that happened on the playground. Stuff from church. What my life was like - innocent - before any of my friends had died in car accidents or been murdered. What America was like before crack and AIDS and unprecedented economic polarization just ravaged the hell out of the country. Among many other things "The Cars" is a masterclass on how to segue from one musical idea to another. The segueways are just pure ecstasy. That America - the America of 1978 - is long gone, never to return but I get glimpses of it now and then when I put on "The Cars."

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Reply #7 posted 09/15/19 10:51pm

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Susan Rogers has said that The Cars's Drive was one of Prince 's favourite song, he even used to sing it before somme PR's concerts...

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Reply #8 posted 09/15/19 11:49pm

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OMG cry disbelief

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Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #9 posted 09/16/19 2:13am

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sad

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Reply #10 posted 09/16/19 2:14am

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728huey said:

Holy crap! omfg I was just trying to process the death of Eddie Money and now this just happened. This is so tragic.

cry sad pray rose dove guitar typing

I feel the same way sad sad

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Reply #11 posted 09/16/19 3:25am

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Ah RIP, that first Cars album is one of the greatest ever albums. Their ability to seamlessly blend new wave synths and rhythms with rocknroll guitars and straight up pop harmonies was maybe only bettered by a certain Prince Rogers Nelson a few years later.

Not to mention his production work, he did Weezer's blue album and the second Suicide album! Such talent.

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Reply #12 posted 09/16/19 4:41am

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This is from Billy Idol, I haven't heard anyone else mention suicide, but we'll see how it pans out. sad

Sorry 2 hear about #ricocasek RIP loved his work with the band #Suicide

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Reply #13 posted 09/16/19 5:38am

80tomato

Penny I beieve Suicide is a band he worked with

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Reply #14 posted 09/16/19 6:12am

darlingnikkkki

“Who’s gonna drive you home tonight?” sad

RIP Ric Ocasek

Going to be listening to The Cars all day today in his memory.
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Reply #15 posted 09/16/19 6:35am

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-09-16/ric-ocasek-cars-dies-obit

“So many people are so goddamned bored and won’t even... get out of their chairs to go look for something to do,” he told Creem magazine in 1983, of his drive for musical success. “You can’t rely on the rest of the world to take your hand, you know. You have to sort of get out and look for something to get involved in or just do it yourself.”

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Reply #16 posted 09/16/19 6:45am

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PennyPurple said:

This is from Billy Idol, I haven't heard anyone else mention suicide, but we'll see how it pans out. sad

Sorry 2 hear about #ricocasek RIP loved his work with the band #Suicide


I'm hearing it was natural causes.

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Reply #17 posted 09/16/19 6:45am

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Sad news! Ric had a signature sound, he will be missed.

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Reply #18 posted 09/16/19 10:00am

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So many artists that are on my iPod are dead now sad but their music lives on music

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Reply #19 posted 09/16/19 12:48pm

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Drive on... rose guitar

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #20 posted 09/16/19 1:28pm

jfenster

who's next?? the 3rd

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Reply #21 posted 09/16/19 1:35pm

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Year of Return 2019
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Reply #22 posted 09/16/19 3:19pm

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80tomato said:

Penny I beieve Suicide is a band he worked with

OHHH I see. Thank you.

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Reply #23 posted 09/16/19 3:22pm

rogifan

So the cause of death was cardiac arrest due to heart disease. He also had emphysema.

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Reply #24 posted 09/16/19 3:36pm

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Loved the cars
Rip
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Reply #25 posted 09/16/19 6:16pm

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Ocasek’s wife, model and actress Paulina Porizkova, posted a statement on Instagram , saying he was “recuperating very well after surgery” and that their two sons were making sure he was comfortable. Porizkova did not say what type of surgery Ocasek was recovering from.

She says she went to bring him his Sunday morning coffee and “realized that during the night he had peacefully passed on.”

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Reply #26 posted 09/16/19 8:03pm

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rogifan said:

So the cause of death was cardiac arrest due to heart disease. He also had emphysema.


Just heard that on the news this evening. But, he had a full and interesting life. You never really heard too much about him because he remained so private. You never really saw him on talk shows for the sake of it, but there were a few of course. Rock star marries model, has children and actually stays married. Not too bad.

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Reply #27 posted 09/16/19 8:06pm

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“To me, music’s a powerful emotional force,” he told Rolling Stone in 1980. “It can make people cry, feel happy or feel sexual. But more important than all of that, it’s a way to communicate without alienating people, a way to get beyond loneliness. It’s a private thing people can have for themselves any time they want. Just turn on a radio and there it is: a sense of belonging. Without having to surrender to anybody else’s needs.”

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Reply #28 posted 09/16/19 8:21pm

PeggyO

Listening to "My Best Friend's Girl" right now...sounds so fresh and current...1978.

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Reply #29 posted 09/16/19 8:57pm

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The only album of The Cars I've owned or even listened to is their brilliant Heartbeat City LP.

I got their debut on my Play Store wishlist and I think now's as good a time as any to buy it.

It's life but man, it's wild how so many of the biggest names that had their greatest success between the late 70s and the following decade have just been dying seemingly one after another.
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