Today (September 15th) marks the first anniversary of the death of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who succumbed to heart disease in his New York apartment at age 75 The Cars song “Good Times Roll” was not really about good times. The late Ric Ocasek, who wrote it sayss you shouldn’t take it at face value.

 

“That was my song about what the good times in rock ‘n’ roll really mean, instead of what they’re supposed to be. It was kind of a parody of good times, really. It was kinda like not about good times at all.”

Original Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch is 65 today (May 21st)  His simple drum part made the song “You Got Lucky”.  Actually it was a looped tape of the drum part. Guitarist Mike Campbell...
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