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Perhaps you lost track of Pat Benatar sometime around 1985, after she contributed "Invincible" to the soundtrack of the hit movie, "The Legend of Billie Jean," but to paraphrase LL Cool J, "Don’t call it a comeback. She’s been here for years."

Benatar will perform at the Seaside Summer Concert Series at Asser Levy Seaside Park (Seabreeze Avenue at Ocean Parkway, Coney Island) at 8 pm on Aug. 2.

The pixie-haired, leather-clad rocker (who was born in Greenpoint, although she grew up on Long Island), dominated the early ’80s with such megahits as "Heartbreak­er," "Love Is A Battlefield" and "Hit Me with Your Best Shot." And it may surprise some to hear that she didn’t become one of those rockstar turned wash-ups that you see on VH1’s "Behind the Music."

From 1980 to 1994, Benatar released 12 albums (four gold and six platinum) and received four Grammy awards for best female rock vocalist. In 1995, she returned to the road with her first major tour in five years, and since then, she and her band (featuring hubby-guitarist Neil Giraldo) have been playing to welcoming audiences around the world with the likes of Fleetwood Mac, the Steve Miller Band and Styx.

Following her current "2001 Summer Vacation Tour," Benatar will be heading into the studio to give her "best shot" at a new album.

For more information about the Aug. 2 concert, which also features Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, call (718) 469-1912 or visit www.brooklynconcerts.com. Seats are $5 for Center Stage, all other areas free.

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