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Pat Benatar is known as an American rock singer and musician. She is famous for her top tracks like "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and "Love Is A Battlefield”.


Background and Education

Pat Benatar was born as Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York. She was brought up in Lindenhurst, Long Island. As a young girl, Pat built up an early passionate energy for music from her mom Millie, a working opera singer. Pat was a staple member of the Lindenhurst High School drama and music department. As a senior, she was accepted at the Juilliard School in New York City.

In her 2010 memoir, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Pat wrote about her music dreams and goals "My dream was to be the singer in a rockin' band, like Robert Plant was to Led Zeppelin or Lou Gramm to Foreigner. I wanted a partnership, like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had, an unrelenting back-and-forth between talented musicians. The sound I heard in my head was raucous, with hard-driving guitars speeding everything forward.”


Benatar released her debut album collection, In the Heat of the Night in 1979. The record was a raving success achievement and included two great hit singles, "Heartbreaker" and "I Need a Lover."

After a year, Benatar established her status as rock’s head female vocalist with her second album collection, Crimes of Passion. Backed by three major singles, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", "Treat Me Right" and "You Better Run", the record went platinum right away. As the decade proceeded, Benatar's career developed into super stardom. There were more albums and further famous singles, similar to "Love is a Battlefield" and "We Belong," whose recordings got overwhelming repeat plays on MTV.

Personal Life


Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have been bandmates since 1979. During their first few years in the band, they became sweethearts and an officially married couple since 1982. The loving relationship between them stays one of rock’s incredible romantic tales, as the married couple celebrates endless anniversaries.

Throughout the years, the team has frequently discussed how they met. Benatar, at that point 26, had been signed to a record deal, yet she required a band to record and tour introduction album around the country. Giraldo, at that point 23, was playing guitar with Rick Derringer, however didn't have a contract.

The couple keeps up a solid partnership on and off stage and they have two little girls, Haley and Hana.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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