Author(s): Suzi Quatro
Little Susie from Detroit grew up to be legendary rocker Suzi Quatro, international superstar musician and actress, icon of the Seventies. The transformation was fuelled by huge talent, determination, hard work and a fabulous sense of humour, but it wasn't easy. In UNZIPPED, Suzi tells her story of life behind the scenes and in the thick of it , working, partying and rocking with other legendary figures such as Noddy Holder, Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop. Little Susie learned a love of music at home with her fascinating, fractious family, then she forged her sound by touring dives all over the States. She came to London just as Glam Rock was kicking off and became a star, a passionate woman in a man's world. Then there was fame as a Hollywood actress in Happy Days, a turbulent personal life and the need to juggle her family with her career, touring all over the world. There were lows as well as highs, but she never lost her total joy in music or her sense of adventure. Suzi Quatro has met anyone who was anyone in music over the last thirty years. She remembers it all and this brilliantly personal, funny book is her thrilling account of a life lived going hell for leather.
Suzi Quatro has been a professional musician since she was 15 years old when she played bass in an all-girl band with her sisters. She left America to pursue a solo career in London at the age of 21 and has been based here ever since, not counting all the time she's spent on the road all over the world and an interlude in Hollywood starring in Happy Days. These days, Suzi is married and living in Essex. She has two children and a granddaughter and still loves to play bass and write songs.