She was born Patricia Andrzejewski, renamed Benatar after a brief marriage with a GI named Dennis Benatar.
As a teenager, she was training for the Juilliard School of Music. That is, until she rebelled. She never attended.
Jobs before rock stardom for Benatar include bank clerk and singing waitress.
She has six Platinum albums, including her debut.
She married her guitarist and musical director, Neil Giraldo, in 1982 overlooking the ocean on a bluff in Hana, Maui.
Suggestion credit: John - Tustin Ranch, CA
Benatar began singing regularly in the New York City area by the '70s, where she was discovered at the Catch A Rising Star club (singing a Judy Garland song at 3 a.m.) and signed by Chrysalis Records.
Yvette M from TexasPat has been my favorite since 1980. I love that she is still doing concerts. My son saw her in LA recently. Promises in the Dark is my favorite. Pat can rock out any song, or do it in a reggae form, even if it were a Led Zepplin one! Keep on rockin' beautiful lady!!
Paul W from OhioPat sings with strong meaning and emotion. Neil and Pat make a perfect couple and I wish that I had the musical skills and personality that Neil has. Linda Rondstat ranks high on the list as well for the same reasons. Remember “You’re no good?” It’s a great song with plenty of meaning. I’m sure many of us have been the victor or victim in this one.
Kenneth from Miami FloridaI'm gonna have to agree with "Tom from Doesn't Matter, ct) on this one, Stairway to Heaven done Reggae, sacrilege! It not only isn't that kind of song (Upbeat or steal drums) but, nobody should even try to cover the song, it is perfect and can not be any better!!! And that goes for them Zeppelin sound alike guys Greta Van Fleet. They are good and sound way eerily like Led Zeppelin but hey, dont do it! Everyone knows you sound like them, have talent to, just don't (and I'm begging you) cover any Led Zeppelin song, it'll be at best, redundant. You can't replicate perfection so don't even try.
Jenifer from Brooklyn, NyAugust 11th is "PAt Benatar Day" in Lindenhurst, LI.
Jenifer from Brooklyn, NyPat Benatar was raised in Lindenhurst, but born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Joe from Regina, SkI think the movie that you are looking for with a poor girl playing tennis is "Spring Fever from 1982" I can not find a copy any where to watch it, but know this is it. if you find it let me know.
Cindy from Burton, NbI am also looking to find out the name of the movie about a poor girl that went to a rich club to play tennis. Anyone know? Cindy, Canada
Frank from Lindenhurst, Ny Pat Benatar lived in lindenhurst
Tom from Dosen't Matter, CtIt might just be me, but I don't think it's possible to create a reggae version of Stairway to heaven
Ashley Jade from Cleveland, Ga"You're having a giraffe!" means that you're not serious, you're kidding me, something like that. It means Tom can't believe that
Kiki from Detorit, MiSomeone please help meeeeee!!! I'm trying to find out the name of a movie about a poor girl that went to this rich club to play tennis....The song hit me with ur best shot was in this movie...if u know where I can find what movies this song was in pleaseeeeeeee let me know Ty
Tom from Trowbridge, EnglandA reggae version of 'Stairway...'? You're having a giraffe!