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The Resource Let's go! : Benjamin Orr and the Cars, Joe Milliken

Let's go! : Benjamin Orr and the Cars, Joe Milliken

Label
Let's go! : Benjamin Orr and the Cars
Title
Let's go!
Title remainder
Benjamin Orr and the Cars
Statement of responsibility
Joe Milliken
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Benjamin Orr was the co-founder, co-lead singer, and bassist for the platinum-selling rock band The Cars. Often considered the bands heartthrob, Orr possessed an incredible voice, diverse musical talent, and rare stage presence, all balanced by an enigmatic personality and a relentless determination to reach rock stardom. Selling over 30 million albums worldwide with fifteen Billboard Top 40 hits, The Cars certainly achieved success. Within a decade of the debut album, though, Orr found himself adrift and without a band. Veteran music journalist Joe Milliken draws together interviews with over 120 family members, friends, bandmates, and music associates from Orr's life, as well as many unpublished and never-before-seen photos from private collections, to reveal an intimate portrait of one of classic rocks greatest talents. From Orrs first performances as a house-band musician for the TV show UpBeat through his creation of The Cars with Ric Ocasek to Orrs eventual rebirth with the supergroup Big People, this definitive account of Orrs life is a rollercoaster ride that sheds new light on the history of The Cars. Orr is no longer able to rock with The Cars, but the music he made with them continues to attract new generations of fans. Coinciding with the bands 2018 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this first-ever biography of Benjamin Orr immortalizes his legacy as a deeply kind-hearted and exceptionally talented musician who would stop at nothing to live his rock and roll dream."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milliken, Joe
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.O8136
LC item number
M56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orr, Benjamin
  • Cars (Musical group)
  • Singers
  • Rock musicians
  • Bass guitarists
Label
Let's go! : Benjamin Orr and the Cars, Joe Milliken
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223125719204
  • 31223125719212
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781538118658
Lccn
2018026463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036285841
Label
Let's go! : Benjamin Orr and the Cars, Joe Milliken
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223125719204
  • 31223125719212
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781538118658
Lccn
2018026463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036285841

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