platinum with a bullet
The Cars hit the music scene running in 1978 when their self-titled debut album went platinum.
It all began with a 1977 demo version of Just What I Needed. It was sent to a Boston radio DJ who put it on high rotation on his radio show. Elektra records heard it, signed the band and… the rest is historical.
the todd rundgren connection
The Cars broke up in 1988. Ric Ocasek saying they would reunite. Then, in 2000, the band’s bass guitarist, Benjamin Orr died from pancreatic cancer. Five years later, band members Greg Hawkes and Elliot Easton joined with Todd Rundgren to form The New Cars, touring and performing songs by The Cars and by Todd. In 2010, the other band members joined in.
my best friend’s girl fax
- My Best Friend’s Girl was written by Ric Ocasek and appears on The Cars 1978 self-titled debut album.
- My Best Friend’s Girl was the second single from the album – following on from Just What I Needed.
- My Best Friend’s Girl hit #3 on the UK singles chart but only made it to #35 on the US singles chart.
- The New Cars included a live version of the song on their 2006 debut album, It’s Alive!
- My Best Friend’s Girl was the first picture disc commercially available in the UK.
- My Best Friend’s Girl has been covered by Nirvana and The Choirboys.
- My Best Friend’s Girl lyrics.
my best friend’s girl – the cars – 1978 – video
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