Born: Mar 23, 1949 AD
Currently alive, at 65 years of age.
1949 - Born on the 23rd of March, in Baltimore, Maryland.
1982 - The visually distinctive, very slender singer released his first solo album.
1986 - More synthesizer-heavy follow up, This Side Of Paradise.
1987 - He had a cameo role in the John Waters feature film Hairspray, and had a bit part in the movie Made in Heaven in which he played a grease monkey.
1990 - Disappeared from the public eye for a couple of years, resurfacing with Fireball Zone. One track, "Rockaway", enjoyed a brief stay on the charts, but his solo albums have seen disappointing sales, especially compared to his success with the Cars.
1993 - Quick Change World.
1996 - Getchertikitz.
1997 - Billy Corgan-produced Troublizing.
2005 - Released another album, Nexterday, to little fanfare but positive reviews.
- Ocasek stated in a interview on Rockline that he hated touring and it was unlikely that he would do so again.
- On the 17th of April, however, Ocasek appeared on The Colbert Report and volunteered to put Rundgren "on notice."
- He appeared again on the 26th of July, episode to cheers from the audience as he volunteered to lead a commando mission to "rescue" Stephen Jr., the baby eagle at the San Francisco Zoo named after Stephen Colbert.
- On the 18th of April, he was ranked number 50 in The Boston Phoenix list of "The 100 unsexiest men in the world."
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