ROCK HALL 2018 RECAP: The Cars

The 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony -- Saturday night at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, home to the Rock Hall and Museum -- honored The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, The Cars, Bon Jovi and the late Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Brandon Flowers of The Killers inducted The Cars, saying they "left a comet trail behind them, writing and recording songs that transcended into classics."

He also mentioned the memorable use of one of the songs The Cars performed Saturday night in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Brandon Flowers of The Killers inducting The Cars into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes, Elliot Easton and David Robinson were on hand to be inducted. Most of them remembered the band's late bassist, Ben Orr, who was from Cleveland.

Ric Ocasek remembers Ben Orr during his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acceptance speech:

Orr died of pancreatic cancer in 2000 at the age of 53.

With bassist Scott Shriner of Weezer filling in, The Cars did “My Best Friend's Girl,” “You Might Think,” “Moving in Stereo” and “Just What I Needed.”

 

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