Ric Ocasek of The Cars spoke candidly in our 1984 interview


He was thoughtful and sometimes playful in his 1984 interview with the San Diego Union, which was conducted to preview the Cars’ concert that year at the San Diego Sports Arena.

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“The Cars were an amazing band,” tweeted Courtney Love, whose late husband, Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, had also been a fan.

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Longtime Paul McCartney band member Brian Ray also paid his respects online, tweeting: “Ric Ocasek, one of the most gifted songwriter/ producers of the post-punk era has passed. He was so kind and his music was a gift to us all. Thank you for the hooks and the music, Ric.”

“Success to me,” he noted at the time, “is actually being able to write songs and like them when I finish them.”

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