The basement band I played in back in the 80s covered a few Cars songs.
My friend’s older brother saw the Cars at the Three Copper Men in Lowell when they were coming up. He said that they covered a few Queen songs. If you listen to the way the Cars laid down their vocal harmonies, you can hear Queen’s influence on them.
When Ric Ocasek approached the Pearly Gates, and they asked him to identify himself, do you think his answer was “I’m the American Misfit Kid, still wondering what I did?”