One of the first women in rock to breakthrough to the mainstream, Suzi Quatro continues to write, release records, and perform on the world's most historic stages as she enters her fifth decade in the music industry. Hailed as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Suzi's story crosses continents, styles, and generations.
In this episode of Our Generation, Suzi discusses getting back to her roots with her new album, The Devil In Me, and provides insight into her musical journey, which started in her home of Detroit. She breaks down her career from playing in a group with her sisters to moving to London and shooting to fame with number-one records around the globe.
Suzi demonstrates two of her rare vintage bass guitars and jams with her son Richard, who joins Suzi to recall his journey into music and how he came to write, perform, and record with his mother. Both are life-long Rotosound players and proclaim their love of these strings.
00:34 Introducing The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll
01:00 Holding her own in a male-driven industry
01:48 Her journey into music
03:05 The story of Suzi Quatro's 1957 Fender Precision Bass
04:22 Using Rotosound bass guitar strings
04:46 Playing the 1957 Fender Precision Bass
05:06 Suzi Quatro's music career begins
05:59 Coming to England
06:50 About the Gibson Les Paul Professional Recording Bass
07:34 Playing iconic solo shows
08:27 Performing No Soul No Control with Richard
08:55 Richard's musical upbringing
10:14 Using Rotosound Roto Blues and Roto Reds guitar strings
11:02 Writing and recording together
12:02 Making the new album, The Devil In Me
13:08 Suzi Quatro and Richard's bass and guitar recording process
• About Rotosound:
Rotosound are manufacturers of the World’s Finest Music Strings - a legacy which goes back to the birth of Rock n’ Roll itself. Since 1958 Rotosound strings have been an ever-present on some of the most famous recordings ever heard.
Developed in conjunction with some of the world's top artists, Rotosound strings are synonymous with unbeatable tone and longevity and are manufactured in Great Britain.