Ric Ocasek

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Birth Name: Ric Ocasek
Born: 03/23/1949
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Born Richard Otcasek on March 23, 1949 in Baltimore, MD, Ric Ocasek was the son of a Polish-born computer systems analyst for NASA who relocated the family to Cleveland, OH following a transfer. Around the same time, the 10-year-old Ocasek discovered rock-n-roll through such acts as Buddy Holly and the Crickets, but balked at learning how to play the guitar like so many of his fellow aspiring musicians. He briefly attended Bowling Green University and later Antioch College before deciding to take up the instrument again and try his hand at songwriting. In 1970, Ocasek began collaborating with Benjamin Orzechowski, an Ohio-based musician proficient in several instruments, in a variety of duo ... Continue Bio >>

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