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Suzi Quatro

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Suzi Quatro (born Susan Kay Quatro, June 3, 1950, Detroit, Michigan) is an American , musician, radio personality, and actress. Suzi grew up in the States, experiencing the revolution as it happened. She became an icon of the era with her ‘bad girl’ image that went on to influence other female acts that arose in her wake, including The Runaways and L7. Known as “The Wild One” for her song of the same name, Suzi has prominently played the American originals of songs only meekly covered by British artists and many original rock classics, songs not allowed to escape onto the British airwaves of her airwaves due to the BBC’s control.

A talented singer and bass guitarist, trained in classical piano and percussion, she joined her sisters in the Detroit group The Pleasure Seekers whilst still in her teens and never looked back. By the early , Suzi went off to England to work with producer Mickie Most, while her sister Patti joined the all-woman rock band Fanny. An underground following spread around Suzi’s charisma and powerful singing.

Suzi found herself singing the material of songwriting duo Chinn & Chapman, musicians who were also having hits with Sweet. Combining shades of with a spirit, similar to the ethos of the era, Suzi embraced the glam sound. Under their tutelage, she had four top ten rock hits in the U.K., but she remained mostly unknown in the U.S.

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