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Episode 57: Pat Benatar

Updated: Apr 22, 2019

Pat Benatar photographed by Richard Creamer

Singer-Songwriter. Business Woman. Rock ’n’ Roll Icon. Feminist. Trailblazer. Wife & Mother. Put all that together (and then some!) and you have this weeks muse, the incredible Pat Benatar

Growing up Pat dreamed of being part of a dynamic rock ’n’ roll duo. Jagger & Richards, Plant & Page, she may have had the vocal chops but to make it to Rocks greatest heights she knew she needed a phenomenal guitarist by her side. It was while working on her first album, In the Heat of the Night, that Pat was introduced to Neil (Spyder) Giraldo. In Pat’s words “From he moment he stepped into the room our lives changed- first musically and later romantically and spiritually. Without Neil my career would not have happened, because I am not responsible for it, we are responsible for it, all of it. We were each others Muse.”

Together they worked hard to build a musical career that has spanned nearly 40 years and through it all Pat fought hard on the front lines battling sexism in an industry that had not yet seen a woman climb to such rock ’n’ roll heights. Tune in to her the details of her journey and make sure to read her 2010 memoir Between a Rock and a Heart Place. We thank Pat for all the bitchin’ tunes and for making it a little easier for us girls trying to pave our own path in this rock ’n’ roll world!