She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star. In the s, Quatro scored a string of hit singles that found greater success in Europe and Australia than in her homeland. She reached no. Quatro released her eponymous debut album in Since then, she has released fifteen studio albums, ten compilation albums, and one live album.
Between and , Quatro was awarded six Bravo Ottos. Quatro has sold over 50 million albums  and continues to perform live, worldwide. Her most recent studio album was released in and she also continues to present new radio programmes. Quatro was born and raised in Detroit. His family name of "Quattrocchi" was shortened by the immigration authorities to Quatro. She has three sisters, a brother, and one older half sister. Her parents fostered several other children while she was growing up.
Her father, Art, was a semi-professional musician and worked at General Motors. Her mother, Helen, was Hungarian. In this environment, Quatro grew to be "extrovert but solitary", according to Philip Norman of The Sunday Times , and she only became close to her mother after leaving the U. Her sister Arlene is the mother of actress Sherilyn Fenn.
She was influenced at the age of six by seeing Elvis Presley perform on television. Quatro received formal training in playing classical piano and percussion. She taught herself how to play the bass  and guitar. Her father gave her a Fender Precision bass guitar in , which she still possessed in In , Quatro married Len Tuckey. They had two children together Laura in and Richard Leonard in and divorced in Quatro played drums or percussion from an early age as part of her father's jazz band, the Art Quatro Trio.
Sources vary regarding whether her playing in the band began at the age of seven or eight, and whether the instrument she played was a drum kit or percussion bongo or congas. In , after seeing a television performance by the Beatles , Quatro's older sister, Patti, had formed an all-female garage rock band called the Pleasure Seekers with two friends. Suzi would sing and play bass in the band. The band also later featured another sister, Arlene.
They sometimes had to wear miniskirts and hair wigs, which Quatro later considered to be necessary evils in the pursuit of success. The second of these was released by Mercury Records , with whom they briefly had a contract before breaking away due to differences of opinion regarding their future direction.
They changed their name to Cradle in late , not long after another Quatro sister, Nancy, had joined the band and Arlene had left following the birth of her child.
Quatro moved to England in , after being spotted by the record producer Mickie Most , who had by that time founded his own label, Rak Records. Most had been persuaded to see Cradle by Michael , the brother of the Quatro sisters who had assumed a managerial role for the band. She had also been attracting attention from Elektra Records and subsequently explained that "According to the Elektra president, I could become the new Janis Joplin.
She spent a year living in a hotel while being nurtured by Most, developing her skills and maturing. Most later said that the outcome was a reflection of her own personality.
Quatro's first single, " Rolling Stone ", was successful only in Portugal, where it reached No. Subsequently, with the approval of Most, she auditioned for a band to accompany her. I'd say 'go to hell' and walk out. Musicians who acted as her backing band around this period included Alastair McKenzie, Dave Neal and Len Tuckey ,  with Robbie Blunt also being listed by some sources. With the exception of Australia, her chart success faltered thereafter, as proven with her hit "Your Mamma Won't Like Me", which proved to be a moderate success in the UK.
Quatro recorded an album in and released a new single in called "Tear Me Apart" which reached the UK Top 30, her first hit to have done so in three years. It would take another year for another big hit, this time with a change to a more mellow style  giving Quatro a single " If You Can't Give Me Love " that became a hit there and in the United Kingdom.
A year later, Quatro released Suzi This featured the hits "She's in Love with You", which made No. In the same year, she released the album Rock Hard ; both the album and title single went platinum in Australia. Rock Hard was also used in the cult film Times Square and was included on the soundtrack album.
The single reached No. It was clear at this point that the hit single career was beginning to wane. A second single from the Rock Hard album, titled "Lipstick", was released in February , but radio refused to play it as they claimed it sounded too much like Gloria by Them. Suzi Quatro's Greatest Hits , which was released in , peaked at No.
After Chapman's Dreamland Records folded , Quatro was left without a record label. Her last UK hit for some time was " Heart of Stone " in late In another single "Main Attraction" was released.
It failed to chart, but did become a moderate airplay hit. I've kept working consistently even though I've not been in the charts. In , Quatro released a prerecorded backing track single "Baby You're a Star", which was released in the UK, though it failed to chart.
By the late 80's, it was clear that Quatro's hitmaking days were over, though she still recorded persistently despite lack of chart success. During the s, Quatro released four new albums, though Unreleased Emotion had been recorded several years previously. Except for 's Free the Butterfly self-help album, it would take a further 11 years for Quatro to release a new album. Back to the Drive in showed a return to Quatro's harder rock roots, rather than the smoother sounds of her previous albums.
Go ahead finish your thought, I'll wait So what you need? It's the boy Joell Ortiz Yo man, we at a half a brick now! The finished product got the tenants sellin living rooms Every time they cop, they singing a different tune The crack got their brain boiling like a chicken stew Take a hit or two And watch you go from heavy-set with a job to out of work and invisible That's a pitiful visual but this shit is true To be honest some of my fam on a mission too We play lotto and hope that we hit our way out I stopped chasin that dream, my leg gave out Don't be mad, UPS is hirin Tried that, after the first check came retirement Back hurtin, my situation ain't that urgent Felt like I got ran over by a black 'burban Scenarios like that make me the rap Earvin Magic Johnson, I'm Barry Bonds when his bat workin Hit maker, mixtape of the year Can everybody just take a deep breath?
I'm fresh air, let's hear all the nonsense He's kind of heavy, he's gonna be hard to market what else? Plus he's Latin, it's that or he's gonna target So I'm big, so is Big, so is Big Pun And you know like I know that you know that they both get dumb So just stop it, know my target is everyone 5-foot Mexicans, Africans that's 7'1" I can even cater to all the Native Americans They can dance around my fire until the rain come I knew it from day one It took y'all 2, days to say I'm a great one?
Letters in the mail for child support But it's cool, success is near, I can taste it Now you know all the times we argued was time wasted I took the hip-hop exam and I aced it Matter of fact, the board of rap didn't know how to grade it I'm so left with it, effortlessly Y'all'll be left on the shelf if it was left up to me Left y'all a while ago, made a left in the V.
The BQE feel in the water and was left in the sea Yeah, my flow liquid; too much H2O in it My system, I ain't drown, I became a wave and rolled with it I make it hard for y'all to swim on the track After I rap, I'm the current that be pushin you back Givin me dap's like, puttin your hand up in a hot pot Did you not know that I'm fire like a pot spot?
If this was hopscotch, you would hop to the next box I hop to the next park and try to block shots On the ball court, I'm not of this element Went to the zoo when I was 3, not for the elephants Just for the smell of it - I'm a different breed They should've built a cage with a stage and had a Joell in it My attitude is not celibate, fuck you!
Suzi was a special guest on the show. Video clips are available via the RockSchool web site. Available for download from UK sites. Click here:ITunes download. Suzi's documentary Graceland explores her obsession with Presley and his influence on her. Music Business Worldwide Suzi Quatro. Suzi with Englebert, and Paul Potts. Tickets are on sale now! Suzi Quatro rocked around Australia on a 12 concert tour in September and mentored and judged a wonderful group of talented people on Australian Idol.
The album also features the bonus track Singing With Angels. Follow Chips and Beer Mag. Although their singing styles and backgrounds are entirely different, all were pioneers in their different way. Exclusive Australian Idol Interview. New Album Mike Chapman and Suzi are now in the final stage of production on the new album.
This album is very special and will surprise some fans. MEOW is dedicated to ensuring that women's voices are heard in every genre of music and at every level of an artist's career.
Suzi has been a trailblazer for women in rock over many decades, her knowledge and experience in breaking down the doors is invaluable, this alone provides the opportunity for Suzi to mentor woman around the world wanting to break in to the music scene and be heard. What an actress you are, you related to everyone and you drew us in, we could have come back in and watched it all again.
Details of Distributor and release out soon. Dont miss it!. Detailed booklet includes liner notes by Phil Hendriks and pictures of all relevant singles sleeves and the whole release has been totally re-mastered by Tim Turan. I asked Suzi how the trip to the USA went. So far have done Wayne Kramer mc5 , Lamont Dozier holland-dozier-holland , the main man who wrote just about the entire sound track of my life!!!
I was actually gushing Dick Wagner. By August this was still Quatro's highest-charting album in the United States. Aggro-Phobia Remaster. Aggro-Phobia is the fourth studio album by Suzi Quatro, recorded in the Autumn of It is the only one of her albums to be co-produced by Mickie Most. The song "Tear Me Apart" reached No. Writing for Bomp! It spent 6 weeks at the top of the Australian albums chart. Suzi Quatro is the debut solo studio album by the American singer-songwriter and bass guitarist of the same name.
The LP was originally released in October , by the record label Rak in most territories. It was titled Can the Can in Australia. The album was a critical and commercial success, achieving international popularity upon its release, reaching the top 50 in the charts in several territories, peaking at 32 in the UK album charts, 4 in Germany, 5 in the Netherlands, and 2 in Australia.
The LP also achieved minor success in the United States, entering the top in the charts there. Thursday 17 October Friday 18 October Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 October Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October Friday 25 October Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Monday 28 October Tuesday 29 October Wednesday 30 October Thursday 31 October Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Monday 25 November Tuesday 26 November Wednesday 27 November Thursday 28 November Friday 29 November
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