FEBRUARY 17, 2011 - Rock n roll is full of female pioneers from JANIS JOPLIN to GRACE SLICK to DEBBIE HARRY to PAT BENATAR but it was SUZI QUATRO who proved for the very first time that a girl could sport leather, strap on a bass and let the good times roll. QUATRO's fame came about in an age when women in "rock" didn't quite rock as much as they quietly and gently reflected on love and life - I'm talking about the seventies of course. QUATRO's rock n roll swagger mixed with legendary songwriter and producer MIKE CHAPMAN's divine pop sensibility proved a potent mixture that brought QUATRO to the top of the charts in the UK hit such monster hits as CAN THE CAN, 48 CRASH and DEVIL GATE. Chart action Stateside would come around until 1980 with 'STUMBLIN IN' (a duet with CHRIS NORMAN) but before that, Americans knew the leather clad rock chck best as LEATHER TUSCADERO on HAPPY DAYS. So much credit is given to female guitar slingers such as JOAN JETT and CHRISSIE HYNDE but it is important to remember that it was QUATRO and her bad ass bass playing that kicked the door down in the first place. Nearly forty years after being discovered by producer MICKIE MOST, QUATRO has teamed up with MIKE CHAPMAN once again for her forthcoming CD 'IN THE SPOTLIGHT' where the grand dame of the rock n roll hook reminds everyone of how real rock n roll is done.
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