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Suzi Quatro's Biography

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Who is Suzi Quatro?

Suzi Quatro was born on 3 June 1950, in Detroit, Michigan.

She grew up in a musical environment. Her father, who gave her a giant Fender Precision bass guitar when she was a teenager, had a jazz band the Art Quatro Trio to supplement his income from his day job at General Motors.

Her sister was also a talented musician who was part of The Pleasure Seekers with Suzi.

Suzi Quatro's musical career took off when she came to England. Spotted by record producer and talent guru Mickie Most, she had numerous hits including Can The Can (her first single - which went to number one), 48 Crash, Daytona Demon and Devil Gate Drive.

Suzi Quatro became famous for not just her music but her leather trousers. Appropriately enough her character in the TV series Happy Days was called Leather Tuscadero.

Suzi married her guitarist, Len Tuckey, although they divorced and Suzi remarried.

Suzi Quatro was often in the UK media. She had her own radio show on BBC2 and helped out Gene Simmons on Rock School.

Suzi was nominated in the Music Broadcaster of the Year category of the 2006 Sony Radio Academy Awards.

In 2006 Suzi Quatro recorded an album again, Back to the Drive through EMI.

In her list of favourite tracks she includes her own Free The Butterfly.

The Telegraph's article, Quatro Crashes Back has an interesting insight into the singer.

In her autobiography, Unzipped, Suzi Quatro reveals that when asked when she would retire, she said, "When I go on stage, turn my back to the audience and shake my ass, and there's silence ... then I stop."

Suzi Quatro was one of the celebrities in Channel 5's Trust Me I'm A Beauty Therapist, where she had to master cutting hair, giving massages, and spraying fake tan.

Suzi Quatro is the aunt of Sherilyn Fenn.

According to the BBC's Heaven and Earth Show, Suzi Quatro believes she has psychic abilities.

In 2017, she wrote a novel The Hurricane.

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