HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIC OCASEK!

Happy 62nd birthday, Ric Ocasek!  The Cars' leader sang, played guitar and co-wrote such hits as "Just What I Needed," "My Best Friend's Girl" and "Shake It Up." Since the Boston group broke up, he's produced a number of artists, recorded solo and worked as a record company A-&-R executive. He wasn't part of the Todd Rundgren-fronted New Cars, but returned to the band for their 2011 reunion. He's married to the model Paulina Porizkova.