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  Pat Benatar - Biography - AOL Music
Benatar quickly established herself as one of rock's top vocalists, scoring a hit right of the bat with her debut album, 1979's In the Heat of the Night, which spawned such radio favorites as "Heartbreaker" and "I Need a Lover" (the latter of which was written by a then-unknown John Mellencamp).
Benatar's sophomore effort, 1980's Crimes of Passion, more than delivered on the debut's promise and it's often considered to be the finest recording of her career.
Benatar returned back to her patented arena rock sound with such further studio releases as 1993's Gravity's Rainbow and 1997's Innamorata (although the latter of which was largely acoustic-based) and while the albums didn't exactly measure up to her earlier releases, both were solid efforts.
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 Pat Benatar
Benatar and Giraldo have been a working couple since Neil penned the song, 'We Live For Love" from her debut album "In The Heat of the Night", and has continued to wear many different hats, including producer, guitarist, and songwriter as well as soulmate.
In 1985, Pat and Neil became the proud parents of a baby girl, Haley, but Benatar continued to record and tour right up until '93, when she was forced to come off the road after the release of "Gravity's Rainbow" to give birth to her second daughter, Hana.
Pat Benatar has always been best in a live situation and two recent concert tours have given a whole new generation of fans a chance to see one of the great rock belters of all time.
www.bighairmetal.com /Pat_Benatar.htm   (1556 words)

 Pat Benatar: Four Time Grammy Winner
Born Patricia Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, in Brooklyn, Benatar began singing regularly in the New York City area by the '70s, where she was discovered at the Catch a Rising Star club and signed by Chrysalis Records.
Benatar returned to recording in 2003, with Go, her first studio LP since 1997 and accompanied it with an extensive tour, that delighted Benatar Fans everywhere.
Pat and Neil currently live in Hawaii with their two children and are involved in multiple projects.
www.thecoverzone.com /Benatar/index.html   (273 words)

 Rock On The Net: Pat Benatar
Pat Benatar was born Patricia Andrzejewski in New York in January 10, 1953.
Pat's earliest jobs including working at a Friendly's restaurant and a bank.
Pat and Neil also had their first child together - a daughter.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-b/patbenatar_main.htm   (920 words)

 Pat Benatar Tickets, Pat Benatar Concert Tickets at StubHub!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pat Benatar concert tickets are available, and this legend of rock and roll is packing venues around the country much like she has over the past 30 years.
Benatar was seen as a true pioneer, as she was one of the first female hard rock stars whose image and beliefs inspired millions.
Pat Benatar tickets are sure to provide a great show, as her live performances are nothing short of explosive.
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 Amazon.com: Best Shots: Music: Pat Benatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When Pat Benatar tore onto the scene in the late '70s, her stage presence and attitude were just as formidable as her talent.
Pat Benatar is an overlooked talent who first reached the airwaves in 1979 and became one more popular vocalists (male or female) of the early '80s.
In my opinion, Pat Benatar is the reigning first lady of hard rock (with Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart in second), and when you have had a career as prolific as hers, casual fans are left with a barrage of skimpy greatest hits and best of collections to choose from.
www.amazon.com /Best-Shots-Pat-Benatar/dp/B000003JB5   (1671 words)

 PAT BENATAR - BIOGRAPHY - hip online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the dawn of MTV, Benatar was the image of the female rocker for an entire generation of young women--and the young men who loved them.
At 19, she married her high school sweetheart, becoming Pat Benatar, and moved to Richmond, Virginia, where she worked as a bank clerk and moonlighted as a singing waitress in a Roaring '20s theme restaurant as well as a singer in motel lounges.
Pat successfully modernized her sound for the critically acclaimed Gravity's Rainbow (1993) while continuing to tour with Fleetwood Mac, the Steve Miller Band and others.
www.hiponline.com /artist/music/b/benatar_pat   (901 words)

 Amazon.com: Go: Music: Pat Benatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pat Benatar practically invented female empowerment in rock, so it's a good to see she is back with her 17th album.
Pat Benatar started to see a commercial slide during the latter part of the 80's which culminated with her 90's material going pretty much ignored even though it saw her continuing to grow as an artist.
Pat is still one of the most talented, sexy and stylish women to ever walk the earth and this CD comes highly recommened.
www.amazon.com /Go-Pat-Benatar/dp/B0000ALFZR   (1798 words)

 Pat Benatar
Pat Benatar's a guilty pleasure for me and many other veterans of the early 80s: she wasn't subtle, original or profound, and really the only emotion she's good at projecting is betrayed anger on the verge of tears.
Benatar's first rock and roll album in five years, and the band finally landed on all fours, with a sturdy mix of funky bass (courtesy of Linx), crunching guitar, and intriguing drum sounds.
But it's very carefully made (writing, arrangements and production, all by Neil and/or Pat), without any of the gimmicks, tackiness or throwaways tunes of their late 80s output, so if you're a mellowing (not to say aging) Benatar fan, this could easily be the disc of your dreams.
www.warr.org /benatar.html   (1573 words)

 Pat Benatar : iSOUND.COM
Pat attended Lindenhurst's Daniel Street Elementary School in Long Island where she began vocal coaching and classical training in opera.
Pat eventually signed with Chrysalis Records and in 1979 relased her first LP, In the Heat of the Night.
Pat and Neil are proud and devoted parents to their two daughters Haley and Hana.
www.isound.com /pat_benatar   (336 words)

 Blues 2
Besides Benatar's excellent voice and fine choice of classic material, lots of the night's success had to be credited to Roomful of Blues, who backed her throughout the show, RFB- longtime studio kings of the blues- have finally found a singer who fully complements them and can stand up to their brassy sound.
Benatar's voice in the new blue incarnation seems less strained than it did when she sang rock.
Petite Pat, dressed in a lace-topped, off-the-shoulder party dress and fish-net stockings, was sultry and steamy as she sang with perfectly balanced coos and growls.
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 Pat Benatar
The preeminent rock chick of the 1980s, Pat Benatar was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski in Brooklyn and raised in a working-class Long Island neighborhood.
Right after her graduation from high school she married draftee Dennis Benatar, relocating with him to a military station in Virginia; at this time she made the decision to become active once again as a performer, taking a less-than-promising job as a singing waitress at a flapperesque nightclub named The Roaring Twenties.
In 1995 Benatar set out on her first substantial tour of the decade, packaged with fellow "classic rock" acts Fleetwood Mac and REO Speedwagon.
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 Pat Benatar
Pat Benatar was born Pat Andrzejewski in Brooklyn, NY.
Benatar began perfecting her stage presence in the Cabaret scene and church choirs, and by performing on open mic nights at the legendary Catch A Rising Star.
Benatar's first album, In the Heat of the Night, was released in October, 1979.
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 Pat-Benatar.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Benatar began singing in New York in the late '70s; eventually she was discovered by Rick Newman at his "Catch a Rising Star" club in 1979.
Under the management of Newman, Benatar signed with Chrysalis Records, releasing her debut album, In the Heat of the Night, that same year.
The record launched her string of hit singles with the number 23 "Heartbreaker." Featuring the Top Ten hit "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," Benatar's second album, 1980's Crimes of Passion was a greater success, selling over four million copies and winning the Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
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 Pat Benatar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pat Benatar (born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953) is an American rock singer.
Benatar married her lead guitarist Neil Giraldo in 1982, and they have two daughters, Haley and Hana.
Although billed as a solo artist, Benatar recorded and toured with a consistent set of band members over most of her career, who contributed greatly to the writing and producing of songs and are recognizable characters on album photos and in many of her music videos.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pat_Benatar   (867 words)

 Pat Benatar: Live in New Haven (1983) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Throughout the show Pat's accessories change from long, fl sequined-gloves to no gloves and a chunky fl bracelet on one wrist.
Pat was 30 when this was shot and she looks great.
She is a rock legend and her music will always stand the test of time..All the best Pat and Neil...
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 Pat Benatar Biography
After capturing industry ears with her showcases at New York's Catch A Rising Star, Benatar signed to Chrysalis Records and released the million selling "In The Heat of the Night" in 1979, followed by the multi-platinum "Crimes of Passion" a year later.
Her first original album in four years, Innamorata, was released as Pat began a summer tour with Styx.
Pat has found a unique balance between family and career.
www.benatarfanclub.com /biopat.shtml   (1679 words)

 Pat Benatar
Although Pat was preparing for classical studies at the famed Juilliard School of Music, after graduating Lindenhurst High School on Long Island in 1971, she married her high school sweetheart, Army GI Dennis Benatar, and moved to Virginia where he was stationed.
While supporting herself as a bank clerk and waitress at a Friendly's in Richmond, Pat began her career as a singing waitress in a "Roaring Twenties" theme restaurant as well as performing in motel lounges.
During that hiatus, while Pat and Neil were blessed by a second daughter, Hana, they were exploited by their old record label with as many compilations released in as many years.
www.tunica-ms.com /pat_benatar.htm   (1281 words)

 CMT.com : Pat Benatar : McBride and Benatar Offer Best Shot
Martina McBride and Pat Benatar perform together on the latest episode of CMT Crossroads debuting Friday (Dec. 12) at 9 p.m.
One of the hottest rock acts of the '80s, Benatar is a four-time Grammy winner who has seven platinum albums to her credit.
I was definitely drawn to Pat because of her strength.
www.cmt.com /artists/news/1481086/12122003/benatar_pat.jhtml   (644 words)

 Death of the guitar solo? Pat Benatar: Go @ Blogcritics.org
Benatar's vocals are solid and she displays that she still has the skill to hit a variety of notes but it would be nice to hear a harder rock edge backing up her raw, sexy vocals like in the days of songs like "Heartbreaker," "You Better Run" and "Treat Me Right."
Benatar can still sing very well, and the new songs on Go are competent and will sate diehard fans, but there aren't really any chart busting tracks that will bring back long departed 80's fans.
One would think that Benatar would have stayed true to their successful formula from Crimes of Passion, but in today's largely sololess music scene, they cut out the solos and cram an extra song or two onto the disc, thinking (?) that this is something that more appeals to today's music audience.
blogcritics.org /archives/2003/11/09/114501.php   (4202 words)

 Amazon.com: True Love: Music: Pat Benatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although I'm sure this is Pat's worst selling album, it really doesn't deserve all of the bad press that it's garnered her.
Pat Benatar has always shown that she has a GREAT voice.
I have been a Pat Benatar fan ever since the 80's and still love those old hits like "hit me with your best shot" etc. Lately I have become enamoured with the blues.
www.amazon.com /True-Love-Pat-Benatar/dp/B000006SV9   (1096 words)

 The official Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Web Site
With the busy holiday season just around the corner Pat and Neil are going to lay low for a while before preparing for the '07 tour.
Please check in regularly with the Official Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Fan Club as they will be posting tour dates on the calendar as the dates become available.
Pat Benatar and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) have partnered in a 30-second broadcast
www.benatar.com /store/index.cgi?cmd=view_tmpl&tmpl=news2.html   (799 words)

 Pat Benatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Pat Benatar" (born January 10, 1953) is a popular American Rock and rollrock singer who had numerous hits during the 1980s such as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and "Love is a Battlefield".
She married Dennis T. Benatar in 1971, providing her the surname with which she became famous.
Benatar later became a commercial spokeswoman for Energizer in the hope of reaching out to baby boomers and increasing sales of hearing aid batteries.
www.artistopia.com /pat-benatar   (305 words)

 Pat Benatars Main Discography Page
charts, Pat was using her considerable vocal talents cheering on the local
married Dennis Benatar, whom she'd met when she was sixteen.
Pat was featured in the band but she had to take second billing to Coxun,
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 Pat Benatar Jr Tickets - Cheap Pat Benatar Jr Concert Shows Tickets At Onlineseats
After training as an opera singer, Pat Benatar became a major hit maker in the early 80s, adept at both mainstream rock and powerful ballads, often focusing on personal relationships and sexual politics.
Benatar (who retained the name after divorcing) released her second album, Crimes Of Passion, in 1980.
Pat Benatar tickets may be purchased by following any of the links on this page.
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