Pat Benatar Videos, Facts, Pics, and More

Pat Benatar, born 1953, is a four time Grammy Award winning singer that combined sexuality with power chords and powerful vocals. She was the icon of female singers in the MTV generation of the eighties and had large commercial success in her genre. With songs like “We Belong”, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, and “Love is a Battlefield,” the singer earned five platinum albums, three gold albums , and nineteen Top 40 singles. Truly a gifted talent, Pat Benatar made her debut performance with this next video.

Pat Benatar was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her father Andrew Andrzejewski was a sheet metal worker and her mother was a beautician. Pat, or Patti as she was called, sang her first solo at the Daniel Street Elementary at the age of eight. With a fiery performance of “It Must Be Spring,” her singing career was launched. During her high school years at Lindenhurst High School she participated in musical theater playing the role of Queen Guinevere in the school performance of “Camelot.”

Even though she was accepted at Julliard, Ms. Benatar decided that a classical career was not for her and she decided to pursue a career in health education at the State University of New York. After the first year she dropped out and married then Army Specialist Dennis Benatar, her high school sweetheart. During those army years, Dennis was statinoned at Fort Lee, Virginia where Pat worked as a bank teller.

In 1993, Pat Benatar began to pursue a singing career and quit her job as a bank teller. She became a singing waitress and a flapper at a club called the “The Roaring Twenties.” She joined lounge band called the Coxon's Army and appeared on a PBS special. She did put out a single in 73 called “Day Gig” but did not aspire to greatness until her debut in 1979. She got her break on “Catch a Rising Star” when Rick Newman offered to be her manager.

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Martha Castillo 6 years ago from San Diego CA

Great info... I remember Hit me with your best shot.

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Angelique Loux 6 years ago from Ohio

I love Pat Benatar. I love sing her songs. my favorite is I love Rock N Roll. Great Hub! :)

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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Wow were these hits really that long ago! Scary - great to see she is still rocking :)

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Pat Benatar is cool, great tribute. :)

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very nice hub Sir! I didn't know much about her!

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