Mar 24, 2019
Many of us grew up with rock legend Suzi Quatro. Suzie has
sold over 55 million records worldwide. The iconic American female
bass playing vocalist is also a recognised actor playing
Leather Tuscadero with Henry Winkler and Ron Howard on Happy Days.
She has a new album, and this fascinating conversation uncovers
Suzie’s alter ego, the longevity to her music career, being on the
road, her resilience and total belief in who she is and
Mike Chapman said there is a bit of Suzie in all female performers.
What does that mean?
Suzie said, “I’m staying exactly me.” When did Suzie first become
aware of who she was at her core?
When did Suzie realise that Suzie Q had become a brand?
At the age of 5, Suzie discovered Elvis. Why was
Suzie drawn to the image of Elvis?
There’s Suzie from Detroit and Suzie Quatro. Which Suzie does
interviews like this?
The first single features the message “Don`t let go of yourself for
anyone." Suzie's mantra.
The lyric "I’ve gotta hold on to me.” Was there a time when
she felt like she was letting go of herself?
How did Suzie handle the naysayers, those who tried to derail
Suzie as an artist?
A view on the ageing process?
Does Suzie have an alter ego, persona or identity when walking
into the spotlight as Suzie Quatro?
Suzie can feel an audience. When recording a lyric, does Suzie
hear a melody, see the riff, or feel it?
Is Suzie an emotional person? Is it very different from the
leather rocker we love on stage?
Coming from Detroit, does Suzie embrace challenge and struggle?
Suzie was on the cover of Rolling Stone. Was that ever a
What’s the ego room, and why an ego room for Suzie?
If Suzie can hand us one item that best represents her career,
what would she give us?
Where does Suzie draw creative inspiration from?
Suzie’s writing rituals
Suzie likes her own company. Where does she put that in her
Suzie tours on the road a lot, so off the road is Suzie a
ritual or routine type of person?
DR Quatro, never even graduated high school. What’s the message for
kids and their parents?
Ron Howard said, "don't take acting lessons." How did that
comment impact Suzie and her beliefs?
The song Suzie is most proud of off the new album.
Suzie Quatro website
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