Let's Go!: Benjamin Orr and The Cars

Let's Go!: Benjamin Orr and The Cars

by Joe Milliken
Let's Go!: Benjamin Orr and The Cars

Let's Go!: Benjamin Orr and The Cars

by Joe Milliken


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Benjamin Orr was the co-founder, co-lead singer, and bassist for the platinum-selling rock band The Cars. This first biography of Orr draws together interviews with over 120 of his family members, friends, and music associates, as well as many never-before-seen photos, to reveal an intimate portrait of one of classic rock’s greatest talents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538118658
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 687,143
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joe Milliken has been a music journalist, editor, and website publisher for 20 years. A life-long rock music fan with a degree in visual arts, Joe would turn to writing as his creative outlet, starting as a local reporter, then a Sports/Arts & Entertainment editor, while also freelancing for various national publications. In 2014, he launched Standing Room Only, a website dedicated to promoting music, the arts and specialty food on both a local (Boston, New England) and national level. Originally from Boston, he now resides in southern Vermont with his family. Let’s Go is his first book.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Timeline of Bands xi

About the Book xiii

Prologue-Full Circle Cars vii

1 The Early Years 1

2 Moving Forward 21

3 Changing Directions 29

4 Connecting Cars 41

5 False Start 47

6 Richard and The Rabbits 57

7 Cap'n Swing 65

8 Creating Cars 75

9 Revving the Engine 85

10 The Cars 95

11 Candy-O 107

12 Panorama 115

13 Shake It Up 123

14 Solo Cars and Heartbeat City 131

15 The Lace 141

16 Door to Door 147

17 River of Fire 155

18 Traveling Solo 163

19 Big People 177

20 Cars' Last Drive 189

21 Move Like This 197

Afterword 201

Acknowledgments 205

Bibliography 207

Interviews 211

Selected Index 215

About the Author 227

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