Throwback Thursday: Suzi Quatro

We could think of no one better to celebrate JamSpreader’s first edition of “Throwback Thursday” than the one and only Suzi Quatro!  Also known as “Leather Tuscadero,” (after a short stint on “Happy Days,”) “The Wild One,” and “The Glycerine Queen,” Quatro is widely considered to be the first and most significant female bass player to become a major rock star, and for good reason!  Quatro’s incredible career has been listed as a huge influence to countless superstars today, such as Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Pat Benatar, Chrissie Hynde, and Tina Weymouth.  While Quatro was born in Detroit, she has been living in Essex for years, but recently rumors have been circulating about a possible US tour.  Still rocking at age 63, Quatro has said that she will keep performing “until I turn around, shake my a**, and all I hear is silence.”  Check out one of her early hits, below, titled, “Your Mamma Won’t Like Me.”

WARNING: Gnarly 60’s/70’s “special effects” (and I use that term VERY lightly,) ahead.


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