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Brooklyn, New York City, New York (1973 – present)

Pat Benatar is a four-time Grammy winning musician with six platinum and four gold albums to her credit. Singing such hit singles as “I Need A Lover”, “Heartbreaker”, “Fire And Ice”, “Treat Me Right”, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, “Hell Is For Children”, “Shadows Of The Night”, and “Love Is a Battlefield”, Benatar is acknowledged as one of the leading female rock vocalists in the industry.

She was born in the neighborhood of Greenpoint in Brooklyn, New York City, New York on January 10, 1953 as Patricia Andrzejewski. She graduated from Lindenhurst High on Long Island in 1971. She married her lead guitarist, Neil “Spider” Geraldo, in 1982, and she has two children, named Haley and Hana.

In 1973, Benatar quit her job as a bank teller to pursue a singing career after being inspired by a Liza Minnelli concert she saw in Richmond. She got a job as a singing waitress at a flapper-esque nightclub named “The Roaring Twenties”, and got a gig singing in lounge band Coxon’s Army. They garnered enough attention to be the subject of a never-aired PBS special, and the band’s bassist, Roger Capps, would go on to be the original bass player for the Pat Benatar band.

This period also yielded Benatar’s first solo single – 1974’s “Day Gig” – until her eventual major label debut on Chrysalis Records in 1979. The song was released via Trace Records, and was both written and produced by Coxon’s Army band leader Phil Coxon.

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  • Albert-The-Duke

    Pat is so amazing, especially. Her voice is amazing.

    12 Sep 3:34am Reply
  • agie

    she's cool. :)

    16 Mar 1:35pm Reply
  • guilhermecu

    she rocks!!

    10 Feb 3:19am Reply
  • halo_dm2

    I Need a Lover !!!! (I mean it)

    8 Feb 10:48pm Reply
  • firefly2811

    gotta love pat benatar

    3 Feb 6:09pm Reply
  • tlukes123

    happy birthday! [x2]

    10 Jan 11:40pm Reply
  • licoricepizza

    happy birthday!

    10 Jan 5:50pm Reply
  • Runaway_Morgana

    Out of all of the female artists that I love, Pat Benatar will always be my favorite. She is my inspiration, simply the best.

    8 Jan 1:16am Reply
  • BigPTS

    One of my fave artist Pat Benatar I like her hits heartbreaker and treat me right and fire and ice and promises in the dark and hit me with your best shot she rocks!

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    great vocalist. under rated in my book.

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • joecubbie

    Legend

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • karish12

    Treat Me Right From Soundtrack Officer And Gentelman !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Richard Gere Best Movie Ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • LekuBauer

    Hit me with your best shot on Sleeping Dogs Almost scremed when i heard it S2

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • KsushaIgorevich

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Noegaga19

    Love is a Battlefield. ♥ She deserved so much more recognition than she received. What a great voice she has. Very classy lady :)

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • misterrsk

    reminds me of my youth...and...oops...reminds me, that I´m getting old...lol...bring back the 80s

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

    she seems like she was one of those artists that both men and women could rock out to because she was so great she appealed to everyone

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

    one of the best things to happen to rock, male or female. She fucking rocks.

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Oniren

    Amazing voice.

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • BMWPRETTY

    Spank! I love you Pat! You Rock! Love is a battle field! :-) If it does not feel right ; let it go! If it is right you will have it again. :-)

    25 May 2013 Reply
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