Pat Benatar’s book out today and a moment from Merriweather!
Check out an excerpt from the book released today, plus…..
Diane relives her Pat Benatar moment at Merriweather in the 80’s!!
“From her early days in the New York club scene of the 1970s to headlining sold-out arena tours, Benatar offers a fascinating account of a life spent behind the microphone. As the first female artist ever to be played on MTV, she speaks candidly about the realities of breaking into the boys’ club of rock and roll at a time when people everywhere still believed a woman’s only place in popular music was as a girlfriend, a groupie, or a sex symbol. And though her fiery edge and aggressive swagger produced instant success, they also led to fights over her image that would linger for years to come.”
(source: Between A Heart and A Rock Place. Harper Collins)
I think a lot of girls wanted to look and be like Pat Benatar in the 80’s. I would LOVE to hear about the groupies who were after her husband Neil, who also played in the band! Juicy Beach Read for sure!!!!!!!!
I remember her concert at Merriweather in Columbia, in the 1980’s. I was so impressed with her vocals. You can always tell how good a singer is when they sing live. No processing, just raw vocals. Pat Benatar was AMAZING!!!!!!
Pat is on tour with REO Speedwagon and coming to Pier 6, September 4th.