Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar was an MTV darling through the 1980s. This Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York native carved out a sexy yet streetwise niche for herself that made her one of the most successful female vocalists of the era.

Along with her husband and bandmate Neil Geraldo, she was a fixture on the music video channel during that period.

Although in retrospect she had less than 10 top 10 hits in America, and never reached #1 on the singles chart, her videos were among MTV's all-time most popular. Based on that fact, she and Madonna were probably the top female acts of the MTV era.

As far as her picture sleeves, the photography used was pretty striking, but the B sides of the sleeves generally were advertisements for her albums, especially on her early singles.

But this beautiful, talented woman stood out on the sleeves. You just had to look at them and listen to the music inside.

Pat Benatar - Looking For a Stranger.mp3
Pat Benatar - I'll Do It.mp3

1 comment:

  1. I always thought PB was gorgeous, although I guess my memory isn't very good, because she terrible in most of these photos. One of my favorite PB moments is in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" where there are half a dozen girls dressed like PB and yet none of them is dressed the same.
    p.s. Geraldo was a member of one of my favorite bands from the 80's: The Del Lords. They even had PB sing back up on one of their songs, but it escapes me at the moment.



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