Australian Musician caught up with American rock legend Suzi Quatro for an in-depth interview at the Winter NAMM Show this year. Suzi was in town to be honored at the 8th annual She Rocks Awards. We spoke about her beginnings, her long, successful career, her bass gear, the She Rocks Awards, her relationship with Australia, and she also revealed that she agreed on a motion picture deal based on her life story.


The interview was conducted for NAMM’s Oral History archive. The NAMM Oral History Collection is unique, unlike any other collection in the world. The heart of the Collection is the depth of its narratives that cover innovative creations, the evolution of musical instruments, the ever-changing world of music retail, as well as our collective quest to improve music education around the globe.

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Thank you to NAMM for permission to post the interview

Suzi Quatro is an American rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress. Suzi is widely regarded as being the first female bass player to become an international rock star and an inspiration to the many female musicians who have followed. Suzi topped the charts in many countries worldwide in the 70s with hits such as Can The Can, 48 Crash and Devil Gate Drive, as well as Stumblin’ In, a global duo hit with Smokie’s Chris Norman. Suzi also became a TV star due to the popularity of her character Leather Tuscadero in the hit show Happy Days. Suzi continues to record and tour internationally.

Stage photos by Greg Phillips. Red carpet photo by Debbie Kruger

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