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|Birth name||Benjamin Orzechowski|
|Born||September 8, 1947
Lakewood, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||October 4, 2000
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, new wave|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter|
|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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