Hit 70s Recording Artiste

Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro rocketed to the top of the charts during the 1970s with Can The Can and Devil Gate Drive! A huge Star and an incredible performer!

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    Suzi Quatro was raised in a musical family, including 3 sisters and one brother. They 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. Aged 14 she began an all-girl band with elder sister Patti, called “The Pleasure Seekers”. She was ‘told’ she would be playing bass guitar, which was as tall as her! Quickly she became the lead singer and front person, and the band, very successfully, toured for 7 years. Along the way, they also released a few singles. In 1969 they changed their name to “Cradle”.

    A couple of years later Mickie Most, producer, came to a concert, leading on to him offering 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 in the huge hit, “Can The Can”. This went to number one in May 1973 and continued 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 the 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. In 1991 she performed for over half a million people in just six weeks.

    In January 1999 she started her radio career with BBC Radio 2, which is ongoing today. Suzi is a very popular DJ and was even nominated for music broadcaster of the year at the Sony radio awards in 2006.

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