This is what it’s all about:

The mission of this blog is to honor, non-commercially promote, and educate the world about Benjamin Orr, former bass player and one of the lead vocalists for the new wave rock band, The Cars. Articles here cover a whole range of topics surrounding his life, his career, and his continuing legacy. Enjoy!

Please feel free to also check out my “All Things Elliot Easton” blog!

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2 thoughts on “This is what it’s all about:

  1. I am very late to the Benjamin Orr / Cars story, and I’m sorry I missed it. Going over the early videos, looking at interviews, and of course reading your blog, I’ve come to the conclusion that Benjamin Orr had a mission in life to be a singer and entertainer. It seems there was no other path he ever would have followed. Ric Ocasek was an edgy songwriter, and the Cars had an edgy sound, but you can tell from the evolution of early clips through Ben’s later post-Cars career that real success was due in no small part to Ben, who brought professionalism and notable presence to the stage (along with a wonderful voice and rock-star good looks!). Even when he played in small venues the bands were tight and played well. The Cars would not have been the Cars if not for Ric, but also wouldn’t have been the Cars if not for Ben, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, and David Robinson.
    I’ll be going over to your Elliot blog soon, as I think he was underrated as a guitarist.
    Thanks for posting all these things for us to read about.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Ellen! I agree — all five guys were needed to make the chemistry of the band so potent. I never get enough of them! Enjoy the EE blog… I haven’t written there for a while, I’m afraid, but I think there are a few gems. Thanks for reading!

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