Re-blog: Author Interview: Joe Milliken of “Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars”

Publication is a mere 50 days away! I'm so excited to read this book. Joe Milliken has been chronicling the music scene for 20 years. He's a fan, yes, but his writing is not that of a gushing fan-boy. He is objective, thoughtful, insightful, and respectful of his subjects and his sources. This interview gives … Continue reading Re-blog: Author Interview: Joe Milliken of “Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars”

Song Lyric Sunday — Glass

Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Helen Vahdati's musing on that suject resulted in this week's Song Lyric Sunday theme:  Glass. The glass I've chosen to write about is neither, as the full glass is drained for a toast. "The Parting Glass"  is a bittersweet farewell to close friends. Having its roots in Scotland, it's … Continue reading Song Lyric Sunday — Glass

Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars

You can well imagine that I’m chomping at the bit to read this book. After reading this review, I can barely contain myself. I’ve read some of Joe Milliken’s pieces on the rock world and particular musicians. You will not be disappointed if you BUY THIS BOOK. You can pre-order it through the publisher, Rowman & Littlefield.  https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538118658

READ ~ ROCK ~ REVIEW


LetsGo.jpg Written by Joe Milliken, 2018

Format: Book, 216 pages, 30+ photos

Published by Rowman & Littlefield

Website: http://www.benorrbook.com

Notable Quote: “Believe me, Benny just had this incredible electricity about him. He would walk into a room and whether they knew him or not, people just felt there was something special about this guy…. I swear that in the mid-sixties, Benny was like the Elvis Presley of Cleveland.” — Wayne Weston, friend and former bandmate.


My quick 2 cents:  Between the unique writing style, the candid memories of many important people, and the generous number of previously unpublished photos, Benjamin Orr’s inspiring story comes to life in these pages. Buy it!

The full scoop:  Any retrospective on the late 1970s and 1980s HAS to include some focus on the new wave rock legends, The Cars. A debut album that stayed on the charts for 139 consecutive weeks, winners of the first…

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We Will Never Forget

  Remains Repository at the World Trade Center Site * In a space between the two Twin Tower footprints at bedrock, visitors see a wall behind which the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York operates and maintains a repository for the unidentified remains and a small work space. A repository for … Continue reading We Will Never Forget