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Cars- Just What I Needed- Cleveland 7-18-78

When The Cars played the Cleveland Agora club in early July 1978, they were just a Boston-based baby band with a just-released first album, trying to establish a toehold somewhere outside New England. Showing a tight well-rehearsed band from Day One, here's The Cars embryonic version of "Just What I Needed".

Echoes In the Studio- Voices of Fallen Rockers pt 2

In memoriam : the echoes In the Studio of Neil Peart of Rush, Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Ric Ocasek of The Cars, Paul Barrere of Little Feat, plus David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire & Alan White of YES, Chris Cornell. Part two.
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The Cars- Greg Hawkes, the late Ric Ocasek

The Cars' co-founder singer/songwriter the late Ric Ocasek goes under the hood with keyboard player Greg Hawkes for the 45th anniversary of their 1978 debut.
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David Bowie- Station to Station 45th Anniversary

"The way you change Music is by changing the music," David Bowie told me, without any hint of irony whatsoever, as we discussed  1976's Station to Station. Songs include "Golden Years","Stay" ,"TVC 1-5" ( Bowie said that the unused tune for the Man...Earth soundtrack was about a girl and her relationship with her television),"Wild is the Wind" , and the title song, often cited by post-punk bands including The Cars, Talking Heads, and Gary Numan as a major influence.

The Cars- Candy O- the late Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

The late Cars chief mechanic Ric Ocasek plus keyboardist Greg Hawkes tune up the story of 1979’s “Candy O” In the Studio.

The Cars- Heartbeat City- the late Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

The Cars "Heartbeat City" interview In the Studio with the late Ric Ocasek & Greg Hawkes.