Patty Smyth

Born Jun 26, 1957

Patty Smyth is an American rock and roll musician. She first enjoyed mainstream success in 1982 as lead singer of the band Scandal and later scored a solo #2 hit with her song "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough". She is currently married to tennis star John McEnroe.… Read More

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1957 Birth Born on June 26, 1957.


1982 25 Years Old She first enjoyed mainstream success in 1982 as lead singer of the band Scandal, then she went on recording and performing on her own on the wings of her talented yet recognizable voice and new-wave image popularized on promo video clips aired via new cable music videos only MTV. … Read More
1985 28 Years Old …  She guest-appeared on The Hooters 1985 album Nervous Night on the song "Where Do the Children Go" as an accompanying vocalist.


1987 30 Years Old Smyth released her first solo album, Never Enough, in 1987. … Read More
1992 35 Years Old She put out another solo effort in 1992, the self-titled Patty Smyth. … Read More
1994 37 Years Old 1 More Event
She performed and co-written the composition, "Look What Love Has Done" from the 1994 motion picture, Junior, which earned her an Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media and an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song, for which co-written with fellow recording artist James Ingram. After growing up in the Brooklyn neighborhood Gerritsen Beach, Smyth joined Scandal as vocalist in 1981.


1998 41 Years Old Further soundtrack commissions resulted in her penning the theme tune, "Wish I Were You", to the 1998 feature film Armageddon. (Her husband, John McEnroe, claimed in his autobiography that she was inspired to write the song by his own attempt at a musical career: she was struck by his excitement at playing music, when her feelings about the music industry were far more ambivalent.) In 2004, VH1 recruited Smyth and the surviving members of Scandal for a Bands Reunited episode, resulting in a small reunion tour of concerts on the United States East Coast in 2005. … Read More


2009 52 Years Old They debuted their first single as a band ("Hard For You To Love Me", also referred to as "Make It Hard") in over 24 years on January 17, 2009 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Smyth dated punk musician Richard Hell for two years; their daughter, Ruby, was born in 1985. In April 1997, Smyth married former tennis star John McEnroe. … Read More
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