Suzi Quatro was raised in a musical family, including 3 sisters and one brother, who all played various instruments. Suzi herself made her debut on stage playing bongo’s in her father’s jazz band, "The Art Quatro Trio".
From an early age she studied classical piano and percussion, then aged 14, began an all-girl band with elder sister Patti, called "The Pleasure Seekers". Suzi was ‘told’ she would be playing bass guitar, which was as tall as her! she a quickly became the lead singer and front person, this band toured for 7 years, very successfully, releasing a few singles along the way ,then changed their name to cradle in 1969.
It was in this band, a couple of years later, that Mickie Most, (producer) came to a concert, and offered Suzi a solo contract. She flew to England in 1971 to begin her journey to fame.
Soon after Suzi began working with now legendary songwriters Chinn and Chapman (Mike Chapman also produced) , which resulted the huge hit, “Can The Can
”, which went to number one in May 1973, and went on to sell two and a half million copies worldwide. Between 1973 and 1980, Suzi Quatro featured in the British charts for no less than 101 weeks, and has sold to date over 55 million records, and still counting. her hits include “48 Crash
”, “Too Big
”, “Devil Gate Drive
”, “Daytona Demon
”, “The Wild One
”, “She’s in Love With You
”, “Mama’s Boy
”, “If You Can’t Give Me Love
”, “Rock Hard
”, and a million seller in the USA., ‘Stumblin In
’ a duet with Chris Norman.
Suzi was one of the first rock and roll acts to go to Russia, where she performed for over half a million people in just six weeks. In 1991.
In January 1999 Suzi started her radio career with BBC radio 2, which is ongoing today. Suzi is a very popular DJ and she was even nominated for music broadcaster of the year at the Sony radio awards in 2006.