Suzi Quatro: 1950 to present

Suzi Quatro is an icon – the first female bass player to become a major rock star. She has influenced everyone, from Joan Jett to Chrissie Hynde.

Born in Detroit, Suzi started playing as a teen with her sisters in The Pleasure Seekers and later in the hard-rock group, Cradle. In 1971 she moved to England at the urging of producer Mickie Most (The Animals, Jeff Beck, Lulu, and Donovan). She was cast in the smash television series Happy Days as Fonzie’s rocker pal, Leather Tuscadero, and had a 1973 #4 hit with the song, “Stumblin’ In,” a duet with Chris Norman.

To date, Suzi Quatro has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and is still rocking hard after nearly 50 years in the business. And as long as she’s having fun, she has no plans to retire. “When I turn my back on the audience and shake my ass, and there is silence,” she says, “I will stop.”

Excerpt from articles on Guitar Girl Magazine

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