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Benjamin Orr
Birth name Benjamin Orzechowski
Born September 8, 1947
Lakewood, Ohio, U.S.
Died October 4, 2000(2000-10-04) (aged 53)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Rock, new wave
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter
Instruments
  • Bass guitar
  • vocals
Years active 1965–2000
Labels Elektra
Associated acts The Cars, Voices of Classic Rock, Big People

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."

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.

  • [ Benjamin Orr biography] – Allmusic
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