Frontman Ric Ocasek On His Memories Of The Cars27:30

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Ric Ocasek is pretty much rock royalty in Boston. He’s the frontman of the 1980s megaband The Cars, and he’s one of the most unassuming people that you’ll ever meet.

His book is called “Lyrics and Prose” — it’s a compilation of every Cars song Ocasek ever wrote, plus his musings in verse and prose. Ocasek calls it something of an autobiography. We asked him to walk us down memory lane.

This interview originally aired February 6, 2013. This interview was re-aired after it was announced The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


Rick Ocasek, songwriter and founding member of The Cars and author of “Lyrics and Prose

This segment aired on December 14, 2017.

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