The late front man and the rest of The Cars had already cemented their legacy in the Music World long before they finally were inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Their catalog of hit records, live performances (including a crowd of 100,000 at .J.F.K. Stadium in Philly for Live Aid '85) has had a lasting impression on decades of artists and fans alike.
In his induction speech, Ocasek reveals that his career had come full circle saying:
"I lived in Cleveland for awhile. It was actually the first place I played music in front of people. I think it was only about 20 blocks away. I've only moved this far up the street for all those years..."
Watch a snippet of the speech and performances from that night below. R.I.P. Ric, your legacy remains as will the inspiration you'll provide for decades to come.
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