Ric Ocasek, the new wave rock visionary and frontman for The Cars passed away a year ago at the age of 75. The Cars were a radio mainstay during the 1980s, selling more than 25 million albums and topping the charts with thirteen Top 40 singles, including major hits like “My Best Friend's Girl". Ocasek was the songwriter, rhythm guitarist and lead singer for The Cars from the band’s founding in 1976 to its famous breakup twelve years later, though he released seven solo albums throughout his career. In 2018, The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and reunited once more, taking the stage at their induction ceremony.
“When you become tired of fitting in, is when you truly become yourself.” —