Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro

Susan Kay Quatro (June 3, 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, bass guitarist, and actress. In the 1970s, Quatro scored a string of hit singles that found greater success in Europe and Australia than in her homeland. She reached no. 1 in the UK and other European countries and Australia with her singles "Can the Can" (1973) and "Devil Gate Drive" (1974). Following a recurring role as bass player Leather Tuscadero on the popular American sitcom Happy Days, her duet "Stumblin' In" with Smokie's lead singer Chris Norman reached No. 4 in the US. Quatro released her self-titled debut album in 1973. Since then, she has released fifteen studio albums, ten compilation albums, and one live album. Her other solo hits include "48 Crash", "Daytona Demon", "The Wild One", and "Your Mama Won't Like Me". Between 1973 and 1980, Quatro was awarded six Bravo Ottos. In 2010, she was voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends online Hall of Fame. Quatro has been reported to have world record sales of over 50 million and continues to perform live, worldwide. Her most recent studio album was released in 2019 and she also continues to present new radio programmes.


Birth nameSusan Kay Quatro
BirthDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
ActivitySinger-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, radio presenter
LabelsMercury, Rak, Arista, EMI Int'l, EMI, BGO, Disky, Razor & Tie, RSO, AIP, First Night, CD Baby, Cherry Red
Musical instrumentsVocals, bass guitar
RelatedThe Pleasure Seekers, Cradle, Chris Norman
Years of activity1964–present

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