American bassist and singer (1947–2000)
Benjamin "Ben" Orzechowski (September 8, 1947 – October 4, 2000), known professionally as Benjamin Orr and Ben Orr, was an American musician best known as the bassist, primary lead singer and co-founder of the rock band the Cars. He sang lead vocals on several of their best known songs, including "Just What I Needed", "Let's Go" and "Drive". He also scored a moderate solo hit with "Stay the Night."
|Birth name||Benjamin Orzechowski|
|Born||September 8, 1947|
Lakewood, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||October 4, 2000 (aged 53)|
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, new wave|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter|
Orr was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Cars in 2018.
Orr died from pancreatic cancer.
- ↑ "The Cars". Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- ↑ "The Cars' Benjamin Orr hospitalized". Mtv.com. 2000-05-24. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- Benjamin Orr biography – Allmusic
- Benjamin Orr on IMDb
- Benjamin Orr—Find a Grave