Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Pat Benatar: Gravity's Rainbow

"Pat Benatar (born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski; January 10, 1953) is an American singer and four-time Grammy winner. She is a mezzo-soprano. She has had considerable commercial success, particularly in the United States. 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'. Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists in the early days of MTV. ... Patricia Mae Andrzejewski was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City. Her Polish father, Andrew, was a sheet-metal worker, and her Irish mother, Mildred, a beautician. ... Training as a coloratura with plans to attend the Juilliard School, Benatar surprised family, friends and teachers by deciding a classical career was not for her and pursued health education at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. At 19, after one year at Stony Brook, she dropped out to marry her high school sweetheart Dennis Benatar. ... In 1973, Benatar quit her job as a bank teller to pursue a singing career after being inspired by a Liza Minnelli concert" (Wikipedia).

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