Quatro, Suzi (1950–)

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Quatro, Suzi (1950–)

American musician. Name variations: Susan Kay Quatro, Suzi Soul (early stage name). Born Suzi Quatrocchio, June 3, 1950, in Detroit, Michigan; dau. of Helen and Art Quatro (jazz bandleader); m. Len Tuckey (guitarist), 1978 (div. 1992); m. Rainer Haas (German tour promoter), 1993; children: (1st m.) Laura (b. Sept 23, 1982), Richard Leonard (b. Oct 1984).

Bass-playing singer-songwriter, quit high-school and formed band, Suzi Soul and the Pleasure Seekers (called Cradle by late 1960s), with sisters Patti, Nancy, and Arlene (1965); after Cradle broke up (1970), went to England and signed with RAK Records; wrote unsuccessful debut single, "Rolling Stone" (1972); came to prominence in England as a "glitter rocker" with her leather-clad look (1973); had numerous UK hits, including "Can the Can" (1973), "48 Crash" (1973), "The Wild One" (1974) and "Devil's Gate Drive"; albums included Your Mama Won't Like Me (1975), Aggro Phobia (1977), The Wild One (1996), and If You Can't Give Me Love (2004); was a regular on US tv show, "Happy Days," as Leather Tuscadero (1977); signed with RSO Records, released If You Knew Suzi (1978), and had hit with "Stumblin' In," a duet with Chris Norman; hosted British tv show, "Gas" (1983); portrayed Tallulah Bankhead in UK musical, Tallulah Who? (1991); hosted "Rockin' With Suzi Q" on BBC Radio 2 (1999).

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