Sep 24, 2020
Pat Benatar has always been a rule-breaker and a trailblazer. She remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record, and now, after more than three decades in rock ‘n’ roll, she’s a bonafide living legend.
A four-time Grammy winner, Benatar is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 19 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Love Is a Battlefield," "We Belong" and "Invincible."
During the early days of MTV Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists on the popular music channel. Her hits continue to be as unforgettable now as they were at the dawn of MTV, when Pat emerged, fearless, fighting and forging a path for other female rock stars around the world.
In the spring of 1979, Benatar was introduced to Neil “Spyder” Giraldo, an up and coming guitarist. In Giraldo, Benatar found someone as strong as her, someone who could match the same firepower, someone who could inspire her, while being inspired by her. Their connection was instantaneous.
Pat and Spyder married in 1982 and have two daughters, Haley and Hana, and two granddaughters. Today, they record and perform exclusively as “Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo.”
The pair is still selling out concerts and wowing audiences after four decades in music together. Theirs is a chemistry that will, undoubtedly, be thrilling music-lovers forever.
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