Pinky Tuscadero’s little sister ‘Leather’ is celebrating her 68th birthday today…
Written by megarock on June 3, 2018
Pinky Tuscadero’s little sister ‘Leather’ is celebrating her 68th birthday today. OK, if you’re not familiar with the 70’s TV show “Happy Days” you probably have no clue what we are talking about.
Let’s try it this way. One of the first and biggest female ‘real rockers’, Suzi Quatro is celebrating her birthday today. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star breaking a barrier to women’s participation in rock music.
In the 1970’s, Quatro scored a string of hit singles that found greater success in European and Australian territories than in her homeland. Following a recurring role as bass player Leather Tuscadero on the popular American sitcom Happy Days, her duet “Stumblin’ In” with Chris Norman reached number 4 in the USA in 1979.
Quatro released her self-titled debut album in 1973. Since then, she has released fifteen studio albums, ten compilation albums, and one live album. Her solo hits include “Can the Can”, “48 Crash”, “Daytona Demon”, “Devil Gate Drive”, and “Your Mamma Won’t Like Me”.
Between 1973 and 1980 Quatro was awarded six Bravo Ottos (The Bravo Otto is a German accolade honoring excellence of performers in film, television and music. Established in 1957, the award is presented annually, with winners selected by the readers of Bravo magazine. The award is presented in gold, silver and bronze and, since 1996, an honorary platinum statuette presented for lifetime achievement.
The award was originally presented only to actors, however, in 1960, additional categories were created to recognize musical artists. Over time, various categories have been expanded while other categories have been merged or phased out altogether. As of 2011, the Bravo Otto is presented in a total of 11 competitive categories; Male Film Star, Female Film Star, Male TV Star, Female TV Star, Male Super Singer, Female Super Singer, Super Rapper, Super Rock Band, Super Pop Band, Comedy Star and Internet Star.)
In 2010 she was voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends online Hall of Fame. Quatro has sold over 50 million albums and continues to perform live, worldwide.
Happy Birthday Suzi!!!! Thanks for getting it started!