Daily Trivia – 5/27/11

Question: What group hit #1 in 1988 with a medley of Peter Frampton’s “Baby, I Love Your Way” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird”?

Last Question: On the set of what Cars video did Ric Ocasek meet his future wife Paulina Porizkova?

Answer: “Drive”

While Ric Ocasek was the main lead singer for the Cars, bass player Ben Orr sang the lead on this song. Sadly, Orr died of Pancreatic cancer in 2000.

The video stars Czheckloslovakian model Paulina Porizkova. In 1984, at the age of 18, Paulina appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She appeared on the cover again the following year, making her the second woman (after Christie Brinkley) to be featured on the swim-suit issue’s front cover consecutive times.

Paulina and the 35 year old Ric Ocasek met during the 1984 filming of the “Drive” video (which was directed by Timothy Hutton). Ocasek was married to his second wife when he met the 19 year old Paulina.

Ric and Paulina got married on August 23, 1989. And it must be true love since they are still married, almost 22 years later.

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