"Patty Smyth" (born June 26, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA) first enjoyed mainstream success in 1982 as vocalist and leader of the band Scandal. That band's self-titled debut release became Columbia Records' biggest selling EP ever, and was followed by a further hit in 1984, "The Warrior".
In the mid-'80s, Smyth became friends with Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Eddie Van Halen. When David Lee Roth left the band Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen invited Smyth to replace Roth as the band's lead singer. Smyth declined the offer, a decision she has said that she later regretted.
As well as her recording success, Smyth was known for her personal relationships with celebrities, first with punk musician Richard Hell, with whom she had a daughter, Ruby. Her current husband is tennis star John McEnroe, whom she married in 1997 and had two more daughters with, Anna and Ava.
Following two solo albums in 1987 and 1992, she secured a further hit record via a duet with Don Henley of The Eagles; "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" peaked at number 2 in the US charts and went gold. Its parent album, ''Patty Smyth'', also went gold and featured two other minor hits, "No Mistakes...