Guitarist/producer/songwriter NEIL!!! Giraldo has had as much to do with the success of his wife, Pat Benatar, as the singer herself. "I consider myself very fortunate. I couldn't be any happier in life. I love everything about it. I love my family, and I love my music." The Cleveland-born Giraldo was playing keyboards and guitar with Rick Derringer before he met his future musical partner and wife. "Chrysalis had just signed Pat, and she was looking for a musical director, and they heard about me through Derringer. It's funny, because I was writing songs throughout the time I was with Derringer, but they didn't fit his style. So when Pat and I met, we definitely felt something musically-as well as personal attraction." Music Connection May-June '91
I've been a fan of Pat Benatar and NEIL!!! since 1979, when I first heard "I Need A Lover" on the radio. A little while after that, I got my first glimpse of NEIL!!! on American Bandstand and Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. OH YEAH! It's been almost 20 years since then, and like fine Strawberry Wine- check him out now! NEIL!!! does a lot more than just look good and play the Gui-Tar! He's also producer, songwriter, and musical arranger. In addition to Gui-Tars, he plays keyboards, percussion, and harmonica (blues harp!)- and provides background vocals in concert! And he surfs too! But his most important role is father to Haley and Hana, and husband to Pat. Take a walk through the Kitchen and see what you can cook up! If you've got anything to add, please send an e-mail. (HINT- I love NEIL!!! photos!) Check out the Pat Benatar Fan Club for the latest on Pat and NEIL!!! (They just added a couple of concert dates in California, released a Live CD, 8-15-80, and re-released the "Live In New Haven" concert video.) -RR
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