From Baltimore. Singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer. Leader of The Cars, simultaneously an artsy design project and a consistently (sometimes annoyingly) commercially-viable rock product. Ocasek "gave back to the
community" back then, with production side-projects featuring the Lost Souls of the marketplace (Alan Vega/Suicide, the Bad Brains, Iggy Pop, etc), including, eventually, himself. Consolation prize: Paulina Porizkova.