The Cars is the most popular American new wave band of the late ’70s, as well as one of the most popular American rock bands of that era. The formation was founded in 1976 in Boston.
The group recorded 6 albums, but became famous above all for their groundbreaking video clips, which have already become the legend of MTV, such as “You Might Think”, “Magic” and “Drive”.
The band’s best-known songs are “Drive”, “Tonight She Comes”, “Shake It Up” and “You Are The Girl”.
The band disbanded in 1987. In later years there were rumors about a possible reactivation of the band, but eventually, they were interrupted by the death of Benjamin Orr, who died in October 2000.
In 2005, the band decided to return as a New Cars band. However, there are no two leaders in the band: the composer and singing guitarist Rick Ocasek and the bass player – Benjamin Orr.
In April 2018, the Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and reunited once more to perform at the induction ceremony. The reunion was their final performance with Ocasek, who died on September 15, 2019 of cardiovascular disease.