On the 33rd Anniversary of Live Aid 7/13/1985: Benjamin Orr’s Voice

The Cars performed four songs at Live Aid. I’m showcasing each individually, partly because ABC didn’t cut to their performance until several seconds after they actually started playing. But really, I wanted to showcase Benjamin Orr’s performance first. Of course.




The crazy thing about ABC’s sloppy treatment of the Cars’ first song, “You Might Think” is that the song’s video had previously won MTV’s first Moonman awarded for Video of the Year (1984), in addition to having won five award at Billboard’s 1984 Video Music Awards. After you watch the Live Aid performance, you can see the award-winning video here.