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Her mother, Helen, was Hungarian. In this environment, Quatro grew to be "extrovert but solitary", according to Philip Norman of The Sunday Timesand she only became close to her mother after leaving the U. Her sister Arlene is the mother of actress Sherilyn Fenn.
She was influenced at the age of six by seeing Elvis Presley perform on television. Quatro received formal training in playing classical piano and percussion. She taught herself how to play the bass  and guitar. Her father gave her a Fender Precision bass guitar inwhich she still possessed in InQuatro married Len Tuckey. They had two children together Laura in and Richard Leonard in and divorced in Quatro played drums or percussion from an early age as part of her father's jazz band, the Art Quatro Trio.
Sources vary regarding whether her playing in the band began at the age of seven or eight, and whether the instrument she played was a drum kit or percussion bongo or congas. Inafter seeing a television performance by the BeatlesQuatro's older sister, Patti, had formed an all-female garage rock band called the Pleasure Seekers with two friends.
Suzi would sing and play bass in the band. The band also later featured another sister, Arlene. They sometimes had to wear miniskirts and hair wigs, which Quatro later considered to be necessary evils in the pursuit of success. The second of these was released by Mercury Recordswith whom they briefly had a contract before breaking away due to differences of opinion regarding their future direction. They changed their name to Cradle in latenot long after another Quatro sister, Nancy, had joined the band and Arlene had left following the birth of her child.
Quatro moved to England inafter being spotted by the record producer Mickie Mostwho had by that time founded his own label, Rak Records. Most had been persuaded to see Cradle by Michaelthe brother of the Quatro sisters who had assumed a managerial role for the band.
She had also been attracting attention from Elektra Records and subsequently explained that "According to the Elektra president, I could become the new Janis Joplin. She spent a year living in a hotel while being nurtured by Most, developing her skills and maturing.
Most later said that the outcome was a reflection of her own personality. Quatro's first single, " Rolling Stone ", was successful only in Portugal, where it reached No. Subsequently, with the approval of Most, she auditioned for a band to accompany her.
I'd say 'go to hell' and walk out. Musicians who acted as her backing band around this period included Alastair McKenzie, Dave Neal and Len Tuckey with Robbie Blunt also being listed by some sources. With the exception of Australia, her chart success faltered thereafter, as proven with her hit "Your Mamma Won't Like Me", which proved to be a moderate success in the UK.
Quatro recorded an album in and released a new single in called "Tear Me Apart" which reached the UK Top 30, her first hit to have done so in three years. It would take another year for another big hit, this time with a change to a more mellow style  giving Quatro a single " If You Can't Give Me Love " that became a hit there and Suzie-Q - Various - The Original Sound Of Rock & Roll the United Kingdom. A year later, Quatro released Suzi This featured the hits "She's in Love with You", which made No.
In the same year, she released the album Rock Hard ; both the album and title single went platinum in Australia. Rock Hard was also used in the cult film Times Square and Deep In The Jungle - Various - Quannum Presents Solesides Greatest Bumps included on the soundtrack album. The single reached No.
It was clear at this point that the Suzie-Q - Various - The Original Sound Of Rock & Roll single career was beginning to wane. A second single from the Rock Hard album, titled "Lipstick", was released in Februarybut radio refused Afro Soul Toasting All Stars - Be A Looser / I Dont Care play it as they claimed it sounded too much like Gloria by Them.
Suzi Quatro's Greatest Hitswhich was released inpeaked at No. After Chapman's Dreamland Records foldedQuatro was left without a record label. Her last UK hit for some time was " Heart of Stone " in late In another single "Main Attraction" was released. It failed to chart, but did become a moderate airplay hit. I've kept working consistently even though I've not been in the charts. InQuatro released a prerecorded backing track single "Baby You're a Star", which was released in the UK, though it failed to chart.
By the late 80's, it was clear that Quatro's hitmaking days were over, though she still recorded persistently despite lack of chart success. During the s, Quatro released four new albums, though Unreleased Emotion had been recorded several years previously.
Except for 's Free the Butterfly self-help album, it would take a further 11 years for Quatro to release a new album. Back to the Drive in showed a return to Quatro's harder rock roots, rather than the smoother sounds of her previous albums.
Back to the Drive also returned Quatro to the worldwide charts - her first album to do so since 's Rock Hard. Quatro marked her 50th anniversary in the music industry with an anthology, Girl from Detroitin with two new tracks. Arounda documentary chronicling Quatro's life, Naked Under Leathernamed after a bootleg album recorded in Japan, directed by a former member of the RunawaysVictory Tischler-Bluewas made, but this In Your Arms I Bleed - Won James Won - Theorist Attack never been released.
The album's title track was written by her former collaborator, Chapman. In AugustQuatro released her fifteenth studio album, In the Spotlight and its single, "Spotlight". This album is a mixture of new songs written by Mike Chapman and by herself, along with some cover versions.
A second single from the album, "Whatever Love Is", was subsequently released. The track is a cover of Goldfrapp 's "Strict Machine", but Quatro's version contains two lines from "Can the Can", referencing the similarity of the tunes for the two songs. In Aprilshe performed in America for the first time in over 30 Numai Tu - O-Zone - DiscO-Zone, at Suzie-Q - Various - The Original Sound Of Rock & Roll Detroit Music Awards where she received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her by her sister, Patti.
Quatro is possibly best known in the United States for her role as the bass player Leather Tuscadero on the television show Happy Days. The show's producer, Garry MarshallSuzie-Q - Various - The Original Sound Of Rock & Roll offered her the role without having an audition after seeing a photograph of her on his daughter's bedroom wall.
Toby Mamiswho was acting as her U. Leather was the younger sister of Fonzie's former girlfriend, hot-rod driver Pinky Tuscadero. Leather Suzie-Q - Various - The Original Sound Of Rock & Roll a rock band joined by principal character Joanie Cunningham. The character Suzie-Q - Various - The Original Sound Of Rock & Roll in other guest roles, including once for a date to a fraternity formal with Ralph Malph. Marshall offered Quatro a Leather Tuscadero spin-off, but she declined the offer, saying she did not want to be typecast.
Quatro has also performed in theatre. Inshe appeared as Annie Oakley in a London production of Annie Get Your Gun  and in she performed the title role in a musical about the life of actress Tallulah Bankhead. Titled Tallulah Who? She started writing songs alone, then collaborated with other songwriters such as Len Tuckey, Rhiannon Wolfe and Shirley Rodenand now once again mainly writes songs alone.
Quatro's early recorded songwriting was deliberately limited to album tracks and the B-sides of singles. She said in latethat " The two-minute lo-and-behold commercial single will not come out of my brain, but ain't I gonna worry about it.
She describes creating a new song: "From sitting at my piano in my front room, writing down a title always firstpicking up my bass, figuring out the groove, going back to the piano Only then is it officially a song.
Next it goes down on my tiny 8-track[with] me playing everything Quatro married her long-time guitarist, Len Tuckeyin
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