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.


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 Smyth subsequently co-wrote the 1994 song "Look What Love Has Done", nominated for a Grammy and an Academy Award after its inclusion in the soundtrack to the feature film Junior.


1997 40 Years Old …  Smyth married tennis star John McEnroe in 1997. After growing up in the Brooklyn neighborhood Gerritsen Beach, Smyth joined Scandal as vocalist in 1981. … Read More
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.)
2004 47 Years Old 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
2015 58 Years Old In 2015 to promote the release of her Christmas album called Come On December, she crowd-funded a campaign to support the Headstrong Project with all of the money raised on the pre-orders of her album going to the non-profit. … Read More
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