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 Benjamin Orr

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Benjamin Orr

  • Birth 8 Sep 1947 Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 4 Oct 2000 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 12816

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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12816
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Orr (8 Sep 1947–4 Oct 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12816, citing Saint Patrick Cemetery, Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .