"Suzi Quatro" (born "Susan Kay Quatro(cchio)" on June 3, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan) is a singer, bassist, radio personality and actress. Her father, Art Quatro, was of Italian descent and her mother, Helen Sanislay, of Hungarian.
She began her musical career in the Pleasure Seekers and Cradle with her sisters Patti, Nancy, and Arlene. She moved to England in 1971 after being discovered in Detroit by record producer Mickie Most, who had already earned fame with the band Sweet. Quatro's first single "Rolling Stone" was a flop everywhere except Portugal, where it made number one. Mickie Most then introduced Quatro to the songwriting/production team Nicky Chinn/Mike Chapman. Her second single "Can the Can" (1973) was a number one hit throughout Europe and in Australia. It was followed up by three further major hits: "48 Crash" (1973), "Daytona Demon" (1974) and "Devil Gate Drive" (also 1974) on RAK Records. Her first two albums were also huge European and Australian successes.
These recordings, however, met little success in her native USA, despite her tours in the mid-1970s supporting Alice Cooper, and except in Australia, the popularity of Quatro's heavy glam rock style dec...