In other words:

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The Cars, c. 1977; Danny Louis on the far right.

“Ben was a good friend, and we played a lot of great music together in just a few short years. We were pals. I’ve only known a few great singers who were pure ‘naturals’ like Ben. He just opened his mouth to sing and sounded perfect—like a hit record.

“His musicianship was stellar, and he was just a very fun guy to know and hang out with. He was consistently a good and kind fellow, and I’ll always miss him and remember fondly all the good times we spent together.” — Danny Louis of Gov’t Mule, formerly with Cap’n Swing and founding member of The Cars, Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars by Joe Milliken, p. 65


12 thoughts on “In other words:

  1. That was a sweet compliment,& great friends acknowledgement.As a local musician for yrs in Tx.i agree about his musicianship,& of course a great personality,& singer.

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    1. Dear friends B.B. and dear Donna,
      I was thinking the same thing reading these words yesterday. Warmest regards from a smoke hazy Tasmania,

      Hugs Tia

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      1. Thank you, dear friends ❤ We have a few dangerous days ahead this week, Thursday and Friday with temperatures near or in the 40's C which is above 100 F and with the strong winds and drought it is very dangerous. Fingers crossed we get through this without new fires. My heart goes to those suffering and the poor wildlife, so far our area has been safe this season. Lots of love to you and hugs

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      2. Dear Fanorama ❤
        I did not publish the yet as I am working on publishing a proper website which is a lot larger and offers me more choices as in uploading videos and audios and more control over the lay out and photos , so I sort of abandoned the wordpress site for now as I want to get the big website finished and perhaps later will go back to the wordpress blog. Unfortunately a lot is happening right now in our personal lives, loads of appointments and decisions to be made regarding an estate left so we are busy with this at the moment so not much has been done recently. But I will get there as I want this website to be my legacy for my love for Benjamin and his music and for his fans to be left behind ❤

        Warmest regards,
        Please stay safe ❤


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  2. Loved this when I read it in Joe’s fabulous book, and loved it again just now. And as usual, many thanks Donna – always something there for us.

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