Pat Benatar Performs Promises In The Dark Live In Albany July 2022
Musicians don’t fret that their skills will deteriorate the way singers do.
A powerful rock singer usually has no more than ten to fifteen years of prime vocal strength and then its a slow steady decline as their range and power diminish. The decline can be devastating to the singer and painfully sad for fans of a band. Ask Steve Perry of Journey or Lou Gramm of Foreigner.
Not so with Pat Benatar.
At age 69 Pat Benatar has been singing her heart out for over 40 years. This performance last month in Albany, NY shows that Pat can still hit her notes.
Husband Neil Geraldo is one of the most underrated guitarists in rock. His fluid style of playing does not get noticed by the casual rock fan. He is an amazing talent.
In this clip Pat tells the audience that the musical couple are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.
No hair dye.
No auto-tune or digital recording trickery.
Pat Benatar and the band will be inducted into the meaningless Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame this year. Bands are eligible for induction 25 years after their debut.
Well the idiots who run the Hall are only about 18 years late. As if Pat and the band need this honor to validate their amazing career.
If Pat had done only this one song (video below) they merit rock immortality, Please note in the video, drummer Myron Grombacher, another musician overlooked by most critics when it comes to tops in their field. Heartbreaker is one of the catchiest rock songs ever written.
May Pat rock for as long as she can.