The cars are a popular band from Boston, Massachusetts. This band emerged in the early 1970s, during the new wave of music. The band line up was composed of David Robinson, Ric Ocasek, Benjamin Orr and Elliot Easton. The lead singer of the band was Ric Ocasek and he played a very important role in the band. The group signed a record deal with a recording company known as Elektra records. The band produced their first debut album in 1978 and one of the most successful songs in this album was “just what I needed”. This song attracted Djs in Boston and it made Elektra records to sign with the band in 1977. What made this band different from the other rock bands in America is their style of music. Their style of music was unique and the band was inspired by other popular bands.
The cars disbanded in 1988, and Ric Ocasek dismissed claims that, the band is not going to reform again. Benjamin Orr died in 2000 from cancer while Elliot Easton and Hawkes went to form a new band known as the new cars. Before Benjamin Orr and Ric Ocasek created the cars band, they were performing as a duo. They later decided that, the best place to do music is in Boston, Benjamin Orr and Ric Ocasek decided to shift to Boston. They later met Greg Hawkes who was studying at Berklee School of music and they established a band known as Milkwood. They recorded and released an album known as “how the weather” in 1973 but was not successful.