When Ben got out of the hospital he said, When I fall down and cant pick myself up well know its over. Until then, we rock! Jeff Carlisi Benjamin Orr was the co-founder, co-lead singer, and bassist for the platinum-selling rock band The Cars. Often considered the bands heartthrob, Orr possessed an incredible voice, diverse musical talent, and rare stage presence, all balanced by an enigmatic personality and a relentless determination to reach rock stardom. Selling over 30 million albums worldwide with fifteen Billboard Top 40 hits, The Cars certainly achieved success. Within a decade of the debut album, though, Orr found himself adrift and without a band. Veteran music journalist Joe Milliken draws together interviews with over 120 family members, friends, bandmates, and music associates from Orr’s life, as well as many unpublished and never-before-seen photos from private collections, to reveal an intimate portrait of one of classic rocks greatest talents. From Orrs first performances as a house-band musician for the TV show UpBeat through his creation of The Cars with Ric Ocasek to Orrs eventual rebirth with the supergroup Big People, this definitive account of Orrs life is a rollercoaster ride that sheds new light on the history of The Cars. Orr is no longer able to rock with The Cars, but the music he made with them continues to attract new generations of fans. Coinciding with the bands 2018 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, thisfirst-everbiography of Benjamin Orr immortalizes his legacy as a deeply kind-hearted and exceptionally talented musician who would stop at nothing to live his rock and roll dream.
Additional ISBNs: 9781538118658, 1538118653, 9781538118665, 1538118661