The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the early New Wave music scene in the late 1970s. The band consisted of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Ric Ocasek, lead singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. The band originated from Boston, Massachusetts, and were signed to Elektra Records in 1977.
From Grasshoppers to Cars:
The first night The Cars performed at The Rat there were a handful of Boston musicians - Jon Macey of Fox Pass, Scott Baerenwald of Reddy Teddy (later The Modern Lovers and Robin Lane), a groupie immortalized in the Aerosmith song "Back In The Saddle" who was the then-girlfriend of David Robinson - ex Modern Lovers drummer and now drummer for “the new” Captain Swing.