Patty Smyth
American singer
Patty Smyth
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.
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The 32nd Annual Rita Hayworth Gala
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Rita Hayworth Photo courtesy Corbis Images "All I ever wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved" said screen legend Rita Hayworth. On Tuesday night, October 27, 2015 The Rita Hayworth Gala was full of love for all the lives adversely affected by Alzheimer's disease. Since the New York, Chicago and Palm Beach galas began in 1984, 68 million dollars has been raised for the Alzheimer's Association programs for those living with the disease, families and caregivers giving access to critical care, support and resources. Gala Chair and Founder Princess Yasmin Aga Khan Gala Chair and Founder Princess Yasmin Aga Khan recalls her mother Rita Hayworth's Alzheimer's diagnosis in 1981 that began three decades of dedication to the cause, "I was a caregiver for my mother and I met Jerome Stone. He was the founder of the Alzheimer's Association and my inspiration". The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer͛s disease through the advan ...
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Todd Rundgren: I Saw the Light
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
"Hello, it's me." Todd Rundgren can never escape that greeting and song title. Nor would he want to, I imagine. It's a signature song for him, one that was transcendent for American radio. Between that 1973 "Midnight Special" performance and the show I covered a few months back at BB King's NYC, Rundgren has traveled a long, winding road well and with grace. His bands, Nazz and Utopia with his eponymous, "Todd Rundgren" band and solo career displayed his talents as a musician but were in my opinion overshadowed by his strong artistic ability as a producer of other musicians' records. Rundgren worked with Robbie Robertson and The Band (spending a lot of time in Woodstock), Janis Joplin (on what would be taken over by another producer ultimately, to become the album "Pearl"), Jesse Winchester, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, New York Dolls, The New Cars, Hall & Oates, Badfinger, Sparks, Rick Derringer, Grand Funk Railroad, James Cotton Blues Band, Patti Smith Group ...
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Don McNay: Helping the Wounded Trial Warrior
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"Shooting at the walls of heartache, bang, bang, I am the warrior" -- Patty Smyth I got the news that a friend killed himself. One of several lately. All of them middle age men. All of them trial lawyers. Shannon Ragland, who publishes the must read Trial Court Review, noted the rash of suicides and one of his readers posted an article from the American Bar Association Journal noting that, "lawyers personalities contribute to suicide risks." The suicide risk is especially high for trial lawyers. All personality tests tell me why I work in a profession where I assist trial lawyers. I am a fighter for causes and nothing gets in my way. I am intensely competitive, have a quick temper, rack up insane office hours and go through periods of extreme burnout. In other words, I have the identical personality of a middle-aged trial lawyer. I see how they suffer from depression, mental illness and suicide. Many more cope with stress and depression with drinking, dr ...
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Review: Smyth brings the ’80s back to life at Alive at Five
Daily Gazette - over 4 years
Patty Smyth came out for a full-on attack to a good crowd, both her and the crowd braving the sweltering heat Thursday night for the third week of Alive at Five.
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Mix of old, new bands tapped for ‘Alive at 5’
Daily Gazette - almost 5 years
Dave Mason, Patty Smyth and Dickey Betts head the lineup for the Alive at Five concert series this summer.
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Legendary Showcase Rocker Patty Smyth & Her Hit Band Scandal Set to Appear at San Felipe Casino Hollywood April 21
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
The San Felipe Casino Hollywood, a featured company on Hutton Broadcasting radio stations, is bringing long-time rocker Patty Smyth and her band Scandal to the casino’s Celebrity Showroom at 7 p.m., Sat., April 21. The San Felipe Casino Hollywood is located 34 miles from Santa Fe, New Mexico and 29 miles from Albuquerque, New Mexico, on I-25, exit 252, at 25 Hagon Road, Algodones, NM 87001. The casino is visible from either direction along I-25.Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) April 08, 2012 Beginning at 7 p.m. ...
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a role model? You cannot be serious! - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
“That's complete bullshit,” says his wife, the musician Patty Smyth. “He still gets angry out there. Don't let him tell you he's just putting on a show.” McEnroe wins the set 6-2 and stops for the day. He gives Rubin pointers for 20 minutes
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Johnny Mac Rocks The Axe: Tennis Legend Sings Beatles, Nirvana On Dan Patrick Show - SportsGrid
Google News - over 5 years
Former pro tennis star John McEnroe — whose wife is rocker Patty Smyth — picked up his own guitar and played troubadour to listeners of the Dan Patrick Show Thursday. Strumming and singing (sort of) the
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Lewiston Hot August Nights Celebration August 26-27 - Ag Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
In addition, outdoor concerts will be held during the evening at Pioneer Park featuring Patty Smyth & Scandal on the 26th and The Guess Who on the evening of the 27th. Local Farmers agents and employees will also staff a special Managing Information on
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Martina McBride GOES TO 11 - Pueblo Chieftain
Google News - over 5 years
In an interview with The Pueblo Chieftain, McBride admitted that as a country girl from rural Sharon, Kan., she had a thing for the frizz and flair of hair bands and glam acts from that era such as Loverboy, Pat Benatar, Patty Smyth, Journey and Heart
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Celebration: Patty Smyth - Herald & Review (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The power was turned off on Patty Smyth and Scandal at the conclusion of the band's second set at the Show Stage Saturday night at Decatur Celebration. “It was supposed to be a 45-minute set,” Celebration producer Lori Sturgill said
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Rick Springfield, The Motels and Kasim Sulton in Concert Labor Day Weekend - News Junky Journal (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Joan Jett, Hall and Oates, Patti Smith, Patty Smyth and Mick Jagger; and this is only a handful of the artists and performers he has worked with in his extraordinary multi-faceted musical career
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KIRBY: Talking 'bout my generation - Attleboro Sun Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Celebrities as diverse as Ray Romano, Matt Lauer, Patty Smyth, Payne Stewart, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, Donny Osmond, Denis Leary (a classmate of mine at Emerson College, along with leading makeup artist Bobbi Brown), Spike Lee and Jim Craig also
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Fifth annual Jersey Beatles Bash this Saturday - BeatlesNews.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
His songs became sought after throughout the 1990s, as he wrote for various artists such as John Waite, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Travis, Phoebe Snow, Marshall Crenshaw, Katey Sagal, Beth Hart, Tom Scott, Patty Smyth, and Don Henley. From 1999 through 2003,
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Fried Fish, Anyone? Fish Day Kicks Off Today - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Steck booked classic rock, reggae, blues, and country bands to play throughout the day, as well as the event's main act: 80s pop star Patty Smyth and Scandal. Beyond music, Monday is excited for Fish Day's other events, including a carnival that kicked
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Weekly entertainment calendar - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Music by Bones of Contention, Rabid Aardvarks, Patty Smyth and Scandal, Mary Beth Anthony, Rebel Grace, The Jimmys, Robert Allen Jr., Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo, King Solomon, Cold Brew, The Ricochettes, and Cherry Pie. Upper Lake Park, Lake View
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Originals at Hot August Nights? It's Complicated. - Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
This year Hot August Nights opens with Patty Smyth and Scandal and Asia Featuring John Payne on Aug 26. Aug. 27 is the Guess Who. --Smyth rose to fame as the lead singer of Scandal, formed in 1982. She and the band yielded the 1984 hit “The Warrior
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patty Smyth
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 57
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured the single "Broken", and the music video for the single was released just before Veteran's Day, and was filmed on the grounds of a VFW. The album was released on November 20, 2015.
  • 2009
    Age 51
    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.
    More Details Hide Details They currently live in New York City and have six children between them, including two daughters together, Ava and Anna.
  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 46
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The next year, Columbia/Legacy released a new Scandal compilation CD as part of the We Are The 80's series. The compilation contained three unreleased tracks from the 1982 recording sessions ("Grow So Wise", "If You Love Me", "I'm Here Tonight") as well as "All My Life", previously available on the flip side of "Goodbye To You". In July 2008, Billboard reported the upcoming release of new music by the band (featuring original members Keith Mack and Benjy King).
  • 1998
    Age 40
    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.)
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 39
    Smyth married tennis star John McEnroe in 1997. After growing up in the Brooklyn neighborhood Gerritsen Beach, Smyth joined Scandal as vocalist in 1981.
    More Details Hide Details The band released a self-titled debut album the next year. Featuring the song "Goodbye to You", it went on to become Columbia Records' biggest selling EP. In 1984, they put out their follow-up, The Warrior. Buoyed by MTV airplay, the album peaked at No. 17 on the charts, and the first song off the release, also titled "The Warrior", was a top-ten smash. However, despite their success, internal strife within the group led to their breakup shortly afterwards. Following the end of Scandal, Smyth was asked by friend Eddie Van Halen to join the band Van Halen to replace David Lee Roth as lead singer. However, she declined the offer.
  • 1994
    Age 36
    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.
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  • 1992
    Age 34
    She put out another solo effort in 1992, the self-titled Patty Smyth.
    More Details Hide Details Off of that effort, she secured a hit record via a duet with Don Henley of The Eagles; "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" peaked at number 2 in the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified gold for sales of 500,000. The album, also certified gold, featured an additional US Top 40 hit with "No Mistakes" and also spawned the minor hit "I Should Be Laughing". Smyth had previously recorded with Henley as a backing singer on several songs on his albums Building The Perfect Beast and The End of the Innocence.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 29
    Smyth released her first solo album, Never Enough, in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details It contained her version of the Tom Waits song "Downtown Train," which Rod Stewart would make a hit several years later, and the title track "Never Enough," which was co-written with members of the Hooters and based on a song of the same title that Hooters members Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman had written for their earlier band, Baby Grand.
  • 1985
    Age 27
    She guest-appeared on The Hooters 1985 album Nervous Night on the song "Where Do the Children Go" as an accompanying vocalist.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on June 26, 1957.
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