The Cars
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The Cars

Biography

The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, lead ...

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Biography

The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson.

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You're All I've Got Tonight (Radio 1 In Concert, 13 Jan 1979)
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You're All I've Got Tonight (Radio 1 In Concert, 13 Jan 1979)
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Bye Bye Love (Radio 1 In Concert, 13 Jan 1979)
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Bye Bye Love (Radio 1 In Concert, 13 Jan 1979)
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Night Spots (Radio 1 In Concert, 13 Jan 1979)
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Night Spots (Radio 1 In Concert, 13 Jan 1979)
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All Mixed Up (Radio 1 In Concert, 13 Jan 1979)
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All Mixed Up (Radio 1 In Concert, 13 Jan 1979)
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Movin In Stereo - Sussex University 1979
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Movin In Stereo - Sussex University 1979
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My Best Friends Girl (Radio 1 In Concert, 13 Jan 1979)
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My Best Friends Girl (Radio 1 In Concert, 13 Jan 1979)
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I'm In Touch With Your World - Sussex University 1979
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I'm In Touch With Your World - Sussex University 1979
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The Cars Biography

The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson.

The Cars were at the forefront in merging 1970s guitar-oriented rock with the new synthesizer-oriented pop that was then becoming popular and which would flourish in the early 1980s. Robert Palmer, music critic for The New York Times and Rolling Stone, described the Cars' musical style by saying: "they have taken some important but disparate contemporary trends—punk minimalism, the labyrinthine synthesizer and guitar textures of art rock, the '50s rockabilly revival and the melodious terseness of power pop—and mixed them into a personal and appealing blend."

The Cars were named "Best New Artist" in the 1978 Rolling Stone Readers' Poll and won "Video of the Year" for "You Might Think" at the first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. Their debut album, The Cars, sold six million copies and appeared on the Billboard 200 album chart for 139 weeks. As of 2001, the Cars have sold over 23 million albums in the United States.

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