UPBEAT: Grasshoppers/Benny Orzechowski (Fan Club) - aka "Benny 11-Letters"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 01/28/2010 - 06:12.

I saw the following Fan Club posting for BENNY ORZECHOWSKI/BEN ORR, of Parma, of the Cars - on Craig's List (which I thought was interesting) - and I figured folks on realNEO may be interested and able to help out... and enjoy the early 1960s Cleveland roots rock classic posted below (nice guitar).

This fan club announcement will definitely last lots longer here on REALNEO than on Craig's. The only contact info is the Craig's List reply email, and I don't know how long that will stay active, so best reach out right away if you are a fan of "Benny 11-Letters".

Birth name Born Origin Died
Benjamin Orzechowski
September 8, 1947
Lakewood, Ohio
October 3, 2000 (aged 53)


UPBEAT: Grasshoppers/Benny Orzechowski (Fan Club)

Date: 2010-01-28, 12:48AM EST
Reply to: sale-m8r3n-1574263932 [at] craigslist [dot] org?subject=UPBEAT%3A%20Grasshoppers%2FBenny%20Orzechowski%20%28Fan%20Club%29&body=%0A%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fcleveland.craigslist.org%2Fpho%2F1574263932.html%0A [Errors when replying to ads?]

Seeking photographs of BennyOrzechowski, Cleveland's own BENNY ELEVENLETTERS who became Benjamin Orr of Bostons NEW WAVE group The Cars.

I am seeking photographs of Benny from his days in Parma as well as candid photographs of him onstage and off. I am trying to also locate video and or photographs from when Benny was playing with the UPBEAT Tv show in the house band THE GRASSHOPPERS with Paul Anka. Cars photographs are welcome as well.

Please let me know if you are willing to share from your collection. We are a non profit group honoring his life and memory.


  • Location: Fan Club
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Contact Info for Ben "11-letters" Orzechowski Fan Club

As I figured, the Ben "11-letters" Orzechowski Fan Club posting I saw on Craig's list was short lived... as explained below.

I contacted this Craig's List poster's contact email yesterday to see if there was a more permanent way to get in touch, and to notify them I posted this to REALNEO. Here is the response, with contact and other information of interest... and, btw, note that people appreciate exposure on REALNEO, and being told when they are highlighted in our community...!

Thank you ever so kindly for helping me out.....Craigslist sent me a note that they plagged and removed my post....Im not sure why.
Yes I will enclose my contact details below and I cant thank you enough for helping me reach out to Bens fans!
My name is Dawn-Marie Roach
Yahoo contact candyobnoxious [at] yahoo [dot] com
Fan mail can be sent to that address as well.
The group is located at Yahoo groups where I have the largest fan bassed collection of photos onstage and off and I know quite a few people who knew Ben. The group is located here"
I have had the group for several years, we have moved around a bit and recently moved back a few short months ago.
Our fan club website addy is: the legacyofbenjaminorrfans [at] yahoo [dot] com
We have offset pages ay MySpace and Facebook and a video page at you tube,, Just Punch in The Legacy Benjamin Orr people will find me!
Thank you again!


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