In other words:

Ben Orr and Ric Ocasek of The Cars in Brussels, Belgium 1978

What would you say, thinking back, was Ben Orr’s strong suit, the thing that bonded you guys?: “I met Ben in 1968. I had a band in Columbus, Ohio, called, of all things, ID Nirvana, very era appropriate—and he came to see us. He told me he could sing, came to my house and sang the Beatles’ “Yesterday” in the sweetest voice I ever heard. Next day, he joined that band and every band I had up to and through to the Cars. He was my best friend, we hung out together, lived across the street from each other. We were practically married. He had great ears. I adored his personality and that voice of his—it was so much better than mine.” — Ric Ocasek, Magnet Magazine, May 2, 2016

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