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Benjamin Orr
Birth: Sep. 8, 1947
Lakewood
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 2000
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Musician. In 1976, he and Ric Ocasek co-founded the rock group The Cars in Boston. He was their bass player and sang lead vocals on their hit songs "Just What I Needed", "Let's Go", "Candy-O", and their biggest hit "Drive". Orr also had a post-Cars solo hit "Stay The Night". His last years were spent in Atlanta, where he formed the band Big People with musicians from other classic rock outfits, which included Ted Nugent sideman Derek St. Holmes, .38 Special guitarist Jeff Carlisi and Billy Joel's drummer, Liberty DeVito. 

Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer
 
Burial:
Saint Patrick Cemetery
Thompson
Geauga County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 09, 2000
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Benjamin Orr
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Always in my thoughts. I was at Benjamin's last week 8-26-15. His place was overgrown with grass and weeds. I cleaned it up. If you visit, please help keep Benjamin's site tidy.
- Carol
 Added: Aug. 30, 2015
I miss you
- lisa
 Added: Aug. 29, 2015
Rip miss 80's music
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 7, 2015
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