Suzi Quatro

Biography: Suzi Quatro was born as Susan Kay Quatro on June 3rd, 1950 in Detroit as daughter of Helen and Art Quatrocchi. She was raised there along with her two sisters and her brother. Her father had his own band called Art Quatro Trio. With the age of 8 Suzi made her first performance with her father. After that she started to take piano lesions. At the age of 14 she moved away from the classic music towards Rock n' Roll. She became member of the band Pleasure Seekers, where she played the bass and called herself Suzi Soul. She shared this band with her sisters.

They soon produced a single with the track Never Thought You'd Leave Me/What a Way to Die witch was successful in Detroit. Already their second single was recorded for the label Mercury an even bigger success, this time not only in Detroit. In 1971 the band renamed itself to Cradle and started to play harder rock than before. During this time music producer Mickie Most started to observe the band and invited Suzi to
Suzi Quatro was born as Susan Kay Quatro on June 3rd, 1950 in Detroit as daughter of Helen and Art Quatrocchi. She was raised there along with her two sisters and her brother. Her father had his own band called Art Quatro Trio. With the age of 8 Suzi made her first performance with her father. After that she started to take piano lesions. At the age of 14 she moved away from the classic music towards Rock n' Roll. She became member of the band Pleasure Seekers, where she played the bass and called herself Suzi Soul. She shared this band with her sisters.

They soon produced a single with the track Never Thought You'd Leave Me/What a Way to Die witch was successful in Detroit. Already their second single was recorded for the label Mercury an even bigger success, this time not only in Detroit.

In 1971 the band renamed itself to Cradle and started to play harder rock than before. During this time music producer Mickie Most started to observe the band and invited Suzi to England to work on her solo career.
Late in 1971 she arrived in London and they started to write songs and started with the recordings. Even though it took two years till the debut album was finished and released. The album didn't have success in England, but made it number one in the Portuguese charts in 1973. She founded a band and started a tour after that.

In 1973 two new songwriters hired by her label wrote the song Can The Can for her. The song was a huge success in Europe, Japan and Australia. She also recorded the Elvis Presley song All shook up. When Elvis heard it, he invited her to Graceland, but she refused.

In 1977 she got an offer to record seven episodes for the show Happy Days. She accepted it and took a break of her Japan tour in order to record these.

In 1978 she married her guitarist Len Tuckey. The couple has a daughter called Laura, born on September 23rd 1982. In October 1984 their son Richard Leonard was born. The marriage lasted till 1992, when they got divorced.

In the meantime she had terminated her contract with the label RAK with the result, that she wasn't so successful anymore. The only exception is Stumblin' In witch she recorded together with Chris Norman and topped the German charts in 1978.

In 1985 Andrew Lloyd Webber offered her the main role in his musical Annie Get your Gun. She accepted it and performed at the London West End Theatre for a couple of years till she started her tour through the Soviet Union in 1989.

In 1993 she married again. Her second husband is the German tour promoter Rainer Haas.

She still records music. From time to time she performs in musicals or hosts radio shows.
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Countdown: Season 34 Dec 30, 1996 Guest tbd
tbd Happy Days: Season 6 Sep 12, 1978 Leather Tuscadero tbd
tbd Happy Days: Season 5 Sep 13, 1977 Leather / Leather Tuscadero tbd
tbd Happy Days: Season 4 Sep 21, 1976 Leather tbd