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Baltimore, Maryland, United States (1949 – present)

Ric Ocasek (born Richard Otcasek on March 23, 1949) is the vocalist and frontman for The Cars and a producer for several other groups, including Bad Brains, Suicide and Weezer.

Ocasek released his first solo album in 1982. Beatitude is a somewhat more experimental variation of The Cars' New Wave rock sound. A more synthesizer-heavy follow up, This Side Of Paradise, was released in 1986. A minor hit, "Emotion In Motion" accompanied the album.

The Cars split in 1987, and… read more

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