Suzi Quatro was born on June 3, 1950 in Detroit Michigan. She was raised in a musical family, with a semi-pro musician father, three sisters and one brother who all played various instruments.
Suzi studied classical piano and percussion from an early age, then aged 14, she began an all-girl band called The Pleasure Seekers with elder sister. Initially, Suzi was “told” she would be playing bass guitar, an instrument just as tall as her at the time! Quickly changing to lead singer, the Suzi led band toured successfully for 7 years, releasing a few singles along the way and eventually changing their name to Cradle in 1969.
It was in Cradle that producer Mickie Most first encountered Suzi, soon offering her a solo contract. Following this, Suzi flew straight to England in 1971 and began working with legendary songwriters Chinn and Chapman. This winning collaboration resulted in the huge hit, ‘ Can The Can’ , which reached No.1 in 1973 and eventually sold two and a half million copies worldwide.
Between 1973 and 1980, Suzi featured in the UK charts for no less than 101 weeks. To date she has sold over 55 million records. Her hits include ‘48 Crash’, ‘ Too Big’, ‘Devil Gate Drive’, ‘Daytona Demon The Wild One’ , ‘She’s In Love With You’ , ‘ Mama’s Boy’, ‘If You Can’ t Give Me Love’, ‘ Rock Hard’ and the US million selling duet ‘Stumblin’ In’ with Chris Norman.