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"I was the first rock'n'roll chick, lead singer, serious bass player, kicking ass with the guys in the band, and beating them at their own game" But when the lights go down and the leather catsuit comes off, there's another side of Suzi Quatro that only her closest friends know - a sensitive, soul-searching and philosophical woman who's been pouring her heart out in poetry since she was seven years old. Only no one's had the chance to read it...until now Through My Eyes is Suzi Quatro's first collection of poetry. It is a collection that is candid, thought-provoking, revealing and sometimes shocking. If you thought being an international rock star was all glamour and good times, Through My Eyes will take you on a rock'n'rollercoaster of a jouney through a life bedeviled by men who were often unsuitable, unspeakable or unattainable...not that Suzi was going to take any of that lying down! The poems reveal some of Suzi's deepest and most intimate feelings. They are predominantly about love, from the optimism and exuberance of a young singer about to launch her solo career, to the acrimony and disillusionment relating to various relationships - real, imaginary or longed for - that punctuated her subsequent life. Suzi has also included notes that reveal where she was and what she was doing at the time she was writing. Taking things on a stage from her autobiography, Unzipped, this is rhyme...with a reason!
|Publisher:||New Haven Publishing Ltd|
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About the Author
1964. aged 14, started first all girl band with her sister's, teaching herself bass guitar. The Pleasure Seekers, sisters Patti on guitar, Arlene on Organ
Toured successfully for 8 years. Suzi was the main vocalist/ bass player, and focal point of band.
1969 they disbanded and reformed as Cradle, adding baby sister Nancy as main vocalist. Suzi took a back seat, playing bass and only singing lead on a few songs . They wrote their own material.1971 Mickie Most saw the band in Detroit, and immediately offered Suzi a solo contract. In October , 1971 , she flew to London to begin recording. Success did not come immediately.
1972, Suzi formed her first English band. They went on the road and were the support group on Slade's first nationwide tour, performing Suzi's original material. Mickie Most got his new signing to Rak, hit songwriting team, Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, to go see a show, with the possibility of writing Suzi a hit single based around her own material.
Can the Can, a number 1 in many countries around the word, was the result, which went onto sell 2 and half million singles .
Between 1973 and 1980 she featured in the British charts for 101 weeks and has sold over 55 million records to date. 1977, Suzi began a 3 year stint as Leather Tuscadero on Happy Days opposite the Fonz. She has also appeared in Minder with Denis Waterman, Dempsey and Makepeace, Midsumer Murders, and Absolutely Fabulous
1986, she starred in the West End as Annie Oakley in 'Annie Get your Gun', to great critical acclaim.
1988 She hosted her own t.v. talk show for a year, 'Gas Street'.
1989, the first Western act to go to Russia once Glastnost had begun, playing to over half a million people.
1991, She wrote the music and lyrics for, ' Talullah Who?' (Talullah Bankheaad), with Shirlie Roden, book by Willie Rushton and played the leading role, and again, great critical acclaim.
1999 Suzi began her career on BBC radio 2, latest ongoing series, Quatrophonic, and was nominated for music broadcaster of the year at the Sony Radio awards in 2006
1999 Suzi was honoured on 'this is your life', begin caught out at the end of her concert at the London Palladium.
2006 Suzi wrote and released her autobiography UNZIPPED. She made an appearance alongside Charles Dance in the West End in Exonerated.
2012 Suzi turned her autobiography into a one woman show, performing at London's Hippodrome, and again at the BBC live theatre for radio 2, broadcast as a 2 hour Christmas special in 2014 to celebrate her 50 years in the business. After one announcement on the radio there were 5000 requests for tickets.
2013 Suzi received a lifetime achievement award in her home town Detroit, and became a member of the Michigan Rock and Roll hall of fame, performing at the ceremony live for the first time in the USA in over 20 years.
She also received the woman of valour award at meow in Austin Texas and again, perfomed live.
2015 Suzi did a sell-out 'final' tour of Australia
2017 Suzi did her Leather Forever encore tour in Australia, selling out again, even Sydney Opera House!
She has promised never to use the F word (final) again!
Oct 2017 Suzi will headline an Arena tour in the UK .
She has recently published a book of poetry THROUGH MY EYES.
Her first novel THE HURRICAN is due out May 2017.
Her new super group, with band mates Andy Scott (Sweet guitarist) and Don Powell (Slade drummer), have made a new album QSP , which was released on Sony just for Suzi's last Australia tour. Quatro Scott and Powell opened the show, so, Suzi supported herself!
The album got to number 23 in the charts. It will be out in the rest of the world in September , 2017.
Best of all, Oct 2016, Suzi was made an honorary doctor of music, receiving her award in cap and gown at Cambridge University.
Table of ContentsPrologue
A Good Catholic Girl
Love and War
Love and War (Lyrics)
Between Hell and Midnight
'Twas Only the Once We Met
A Bridge to Nowhere
Ode to Circumstance
Victim of Circumstance (Lyrics)
The Scream Inside
A Position of Trust
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
In Your Room
Hey, Rock and Roll Star!
Chasing the Storm
And so, the Curtain Falls
As the Curtain Falls (Lyrics)
After a While
Round and Round Again
Sometimes Love is Letting Go (Lyrics)
Dance in the Shadows
Mad in Suburbia
Two Souls Collide
Is Love Enough?
In Pursuit of Happiness
For Better or Verse
It's a Small Wonder
Devil of Desire
Message From the Gods
Heir a Parent
Fallen From Grace
Who's to Blame?
The Answers We All Seek
The Power is One
Songs We'll Never Know
Devine Retribution (Lyrics)
Shall We Dance
Don't Be Afraid
Many Years Down the Road
Through My Eyes
You Are My Dream Come True