Benjamin Orr

Benjamin Orr
Benjamin Orr (born Benjamin Orzechowski) was bass player for the highly successful “New Wave” group “The Cars”. The band finally gelled in Boston and along with Ric Ocasek “The Cars” ran up string up a slew of hits from 1978-1985. The band was known for their punk-new wave get ups and made good fodder for M-TV videos. Their debut album for electra records spawned three fm hits : Just What I needed, Your All I Got Tonight and My Best Friend Girls Friend. They followed this up with “Candy-o” and limped along thru the 80’s with mediocare albums but still yeilded FM hits. Their swan song was the album “Heartbeat City” with yielded the popular MTV video “You Might Think”. Orr also sang lead to a couple of cars tunes, most notably “Drive” which became one of 1984’s “Heartbeat City”‘s biggest hits. After the break up of the cars Orr gigged around with a few bands and was still active in the music business until cancer was discovered in his Pancreas which proved inoperable. He played right up to the moment he checked out on October 3rd, 2000 at the age of 53

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