About Suzi Quatro
Suzi Quatro, by her own name Suzi Quatrocchio, was born on 3 June 1950. In childhood and youth she taught on the piano and drums, and when she was 14 years old, her father gave her the first Fender Precision bass (she had this guitar until 2007). His first group, Suzi Soul & The Pleasure Seekers, was founded with her sisters in the same year. This girl band went on tour on u.s. military bases, Suzi later described without sentiment, as they must wear skirts and wigs and most of the performances took place in cabaret theatres, where more depends on how they look than how they’re playing and singing.
She had an offer from the director of the American Electra Records to become “a new Janis Joplin,” but the singer refused. She prefers his own career in the UK, which has brought her success in the 1970s and a series of hits: Can The Can (1973, 1 place the English charts), 48 Crash (1973), Devil Gate Drive (1974, 1st place in England), performed If You Can Give Me Love (1978), or a duet with Chris Norman of Smokie Stumblin ́In.
Suzi Quatro was the first woman, which took male dominant role in rock within the band as a singer and a musician. In principle she was the first rock frontwoman. She has admiration from Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and from the bass guitarist Tina Weymouth from the legendary band Talking Heads. Suzi Quatro played in many films, among other things, in one episode of the detective series Dempsey and Makepeace or Murders in Midsomer. She performed also in the theater and currently she moderate her own rock and roll show in the British radio station BBC 2.