|1||Emotion In Motion|
Ric Ocasek (born Richard T. Ocasek; March 23, 1949, in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American musician and music producer. He is best known as lead vocalist (along with Benjamin Orr) and rhythm guitarist for the rock band, The Cars. When Ocasek was 16, his father, a Polish born computer analyst for NASA, was transferred to Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from Maple Heights High School in Maple Heights, Ohio, Ocasek then attended Bowling Green State University near Toledo, Ohio. He is married to ex-model Pavlína Po?ízková.
In the early 1970s Ric Ocasek played in the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-influenced folk band, Milkwood, with friend, Ben Orzechowski (Ben Orr). The band released one album in 1972, "How's the Weather", under the Paramount record label. The album had no success and quickly disappeared shortly after release, and Milkwood split up.