Friday, March 31, 2017

Suzi Quatro, "Leather Tuscadero" Legend

Suzi Quatro at Her Leather Best

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Suzi Quatro.

Suzi Quatro was a successful recording artist of the 1970s who created an image of the ultimate leather rocker chick.

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She even went to the lengths of wearing leather bikinis and leather boots by the pool, which got her quite a bit of press attention.

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Suzi proved an inspiration of other women rockers such as Joan Jett, who adopted a similar leather look.

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Ultimately, all the leather-wearing paid off when Suzi Quatro was picked to play the part of "Leather Tuscadero" on the hit television show "Happy Days." That is how many remember her, wearing leather and going toe-to-toe with "The Fonz." Everybody who watched "Happy Days" remembers Leather Tuscadero.

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I include a couple of different versions of this shot because it is so iconic

Anyway, the pictures speak for themselves. Either you like the leather biker chick thing, or you don't.

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I'm guessing that you do.

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So, enjoy a little Quatro. But she may not be the total rocker chick that you think.

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What musician does Suzi admire? Bet you weren't expecting this:
I love, love, love, Barry Manilow.

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What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
To roll with the punches.

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Suzi loves her trademark one-piece leather jumpsuit:
To this day, when I zip up, it just feels like I’m zipping on Suzi Quatro.

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Suzi has two children, daughter Laura and son Richard.

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Suzi with her first husband, Leni, and daughter Laura.

Suzi is proud of her connections with the afterlife. She missed her calling as a Fortune Teller.


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Suzi formed a band, The Pleasure Seekers, with her sister Patti when they were teens.

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Patti Quatro has been married seven times. Suzi admires what she calls the "hopefulness" of that.

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Suzi moved to London at age 21.

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Suzi still takes gigs in London, such as at the Play Misty Club in Hackney, East London

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Suzi and her sister got a record deal when she was 14 years old.

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Suzi is from Detroit.

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She was the fourth of five children.

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While famous as a rocker, Suzi Quatro more recently has had a one-woman show at which she shares personal anecdotes and the like.

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Suzi has a granddaughter, Amy.

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Suzi's duet with Chris Norman definitely was a top player on easy listening in the late '70s. Down at the roller rink, couldn't miss it. Right before the Eagles, right after the Starland Vocal Band, maybe shoehorned in there with some Linda Ronstadt....




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