Suzi Quatro Biography
Suzi Quatro is an American singer, bass guitarist, songwriter, and actress. In the 1970s, she scored a string of hit singles that found greater success in Europe and Australia than in her homeland, reaching No. 1 in the UK, other European countries and Australia with her singles “Can the Can” (1973) and “Devil Gate Drive” (1974).
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”. 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.
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. She is reported to have sold over 50 million records worldwide, and continues to perform live. Quatro’s most recent studio album, The Devil in Me, was released in 2021 and saw the collaboration of her son Richard Tuckey who had already taken part in No Control in 2019.
Rock n’ Roll icon Suzi Quatro returns with a new EP, Uncovered, is out today, via Sun Records. Arguably the most influential female rocker to a generation — having influenced the likes of Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry and more — Quatro’s latest collection features cover songs from artists she would have loved to have written or collaborated with originally.
Quatro says, “I am proud to release this EP (Uncovered) of some of my favorite covers. After 58 years in this business, the choice was huge. This is an eclectic mix comprising my influences in the formative years of my first band. It was a pleasure to have Steve Cropper on guitar on two tracks, which he co-wrote, ‘Midnight Hour,’ and ‘Dock of the Bay.’ What a player. Enjoy a trip through my musical history. Rock Classics done by a classic Rocker.”