It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting
for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart.
Ecclesiastes 7:2(NIV)

The Cars


Benjamin Orr (real name Benjamin Orzechowski) was bass guitarist and occassional vocalist for The Cars (he sang the band's hits "Just What I Needed", "Let's Go" and "Drive", among others) He died from pancreatic cancer on October 3, 2000 at his home in Atlanta at the age of 53.

Orr and Rik Otcasek (who later dropped the 't' from his name) were both natives of Cleveland who played together at various time before moving to Boston, where they formed The Cars in the mid-1970's.

1986 Interview With Benjamin Orr featuring the song "Drive"

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