Rock Hall Snubs: Pat Benatar

In its entry on Pat Benatar, Rolling Stone’s Encyclopedia of Rock’n’Roll  states right up top, “Pat Benatar was the most successful hard rock singer of the Eighties.” Boom. No equivocation. The estimable editors at Rolling Stone  feel confident in their conclusion based on the facts that Brooklyn native Benatar ( born Andrzejewski ) had eleven million-selling albums and four Grammy Awards. As a bold role model for women’s self-determination, though, Pat pioneered a path in the entertainment business that has direct MeToo headlines in today’s news. Still, eligible for induction for twenty-one years, inexplicably Pat Benatar has just been nominated for the Hall of Fame for the very first time.

Be sure to vote in the fan balloting before it closes tonight  here   and listen to In the Studio‘s “20 Rock Hall Snubs” for more   here . –Redbeard