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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 5 Things to Know – Daily Tribune

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 5 Things to Know – Daily Tribune

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo perform at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre in Rochester Hills on Tuesday, July 16 (Photo by Travis Shinn)

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo met in 1979, when he was recruited to help arrange and write songs for her debut album, “In the Heat of the Night.”

Forty-five years later, it is a partnership and a marriage that is still going strong.

“In the Heat…” was a platinum success that launched Benatar and Giraldo on a career that included 10 more albums, 15 Top 40 hits, four Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2022. Later that year, they also debuted a stage musical, “Invincible,” which told the story of “Romeo & Juliet” through a selection of their songs.