SUZI QUATRO TIMELINE

I could not have assembled this very detailed information without referring to the 22 editions of the fanzine "Suzi... And Other Four Letter Words" that Faren Short has produced over the years. (Keep 'em coming, Faren, you're doing a great job chronicling Suzi's career!) Some back copies can be obtained by writing to him at 20 Grants Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 4NR, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.

However, this listing is by no means complete, especially when it comes to the vast amount of relentless touring and concerts Suzi has done through all these years and continues to do. (A timeline of nothing but Suzi's touring activity would be impressive indeed! Any volunteers for producing one?)

Suzi sold well over 50 million records over the years. Ever since the early 1980s a growing amount of compilations of Suzi's hits and re-releases of her albums have been released and continue to be released all over the world. They have also not been listed within this timeline.

Also I have not attempted to trace the vast amount of less obvious "behind-the-scenes" activity such as, for example, songwriting, scriptwriting and studio work.

Fans and other folks knowledgeable about Suzi's career are encouraged to send any corrections and further information to SQ4ROCKHOF in an effort to make this listing as complete as possible.

1950's • 1960's • 1970's • 1980's • 1990's • 2000 - Present

3 June 1950

Born in Detroit/Michigan, USA, into a musical family. Her father is a part time jazz musician, and his many musical instruments soon become Suzi's favorite toys.

1957

Sees Elvis Presley perform "Don't Be Cruel" on television in the Ed Sullivan Show. In an interview in 1984 Suzi described the experience: "I saw this guy doing rock'n'roll wearing a leather outfit. Something in me flipped. It was my first turn-on and as much a sexual experience as you can feel at seven." The experience decides Suzi on her future career path and also her future stage outfit – leather.

1958

Starts to play bongos in her father's jazz band every Sunday.

From 1959

Receives five years of piano lessons.

From 1960?

Plays percussions in the high school band.

1964

Sees the Beatles on television and decides with her sisters to form a band calling it the Pleasure Seekers. Teaches herself to play bass guitar. First local gigs.

1964? 1965?

Hangs out at Motown studios playing her bass guitar. At one time Motown's "in-house" bassplayer James Jamerson talks to her and his comment "It's not what you play, it's what you don't play" becomes her acknowledged philosophy of bassplaying.

1965

The Pleasure Seekers release a single on the Hideout label, "Never Thought You'd Leave Me/What A Way To Die". Suzi sings the latter song which more recently appears to have developed some cult status with some DJs at BBC Radio 2.

Summer 1966

While the Pleasure Seekers are playing in New York the chance for some gigs in South Carolina comes up that would be conflicting with Suzi having to go back to school. She calls her father from New York asking him, since she has found what she wants to do for the rest of her life, whether she can quit school. Realizing that he cannot say anything that would change her mind he agrees, and Suzi thus becomes a full-time rock'n'roller and has remained so to this day.

1967

The Pleasure Seekers release two singles on the Mercury label, the first "Light Of Love/Shame" and the second "Light Of Love/Good Kind of Hurt".

1967

Suzi and the Pleasure Seekers entertain the troops in Vietnam.

1968

The Pleasure Seekers change their name into Cradle and begin to write and play a lot more of their own songs. They rehearse in a barn on a farm belonging to a gentleman who was soon to be well-known as Alice Cooper. Suzi and Alice have been friends ever since.

Early summer 1971

Mickie Most comes to Detroit to record there with Jeff Beck. Suzi's brother Mike arranges for Mickie to see Cradle. Mickie offers Suzi a recording contract in England. At around the same time Suzi receives an offer from an American producer of making her "the second Janis Joplin".

October 1971

Cradle break up and Suzi chooses Mickie Most's offer of making her "the first Suzi Quatro" and goes to England to work with him.

21 July 1972

The single "Rolling Stone" gets released and becomes a number 1 chart success in Portugal.

November 1972

Suzi puts a band together and tours with Slade in the UK.

Early 1973

Mickie introduces songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman to Suzi. They listen to her music and write "Can The Can" on the basis of what they've heard.

27 April 1973

"Can The Can" gets released as a single and becomes a number 1 chart success in the UK and just about everywhere else in the world.

late spring 1973

When Suzi first appears in the UK TV show "Top Of The Pops" on BBC1 viewers are shocked at the sight of a woman playing an instrument (and a big heavy bass guitar at that) and leading a male rock band.

20 July 1973

"48 Crash" gets released as a single and becomes a number 3 chart success in the UK and also becomes a big success worldwide.

21 September 1973

The album "Suzi Quatro" gets released and charts at number 32 in the UK.

19 October 1973

"Daytona Demon" gets released as a single and becomes a number 14 chart success in the UK and also becomes a big success worldwide.

December 1973

Germany tour.

1973

The EP "Three Cuts And A Hit" (Roman Fingers/Little Bitch Blue/Ain't Ya Somethin' Honey/Daytona Demon) gets released in Australia reaches number 58 in the charts.

1973

Suzi sells more singles this year in the UK than any other female singer, and only six female singers sell more albums.

1 February 1974

"Devil Gate Drive" gets released as a single and becomes a number 1 chart success in the UK and also becomes a big success worldwide.

March 1974

Hugely successful Germany tour. About 5000 fans have to be turned away every night.

April 1974

USA tour.

1974

The single "All Shook Up/Glycerine Queen" gets released in the USA and reaches number 45 in the charts. Elvis Presley invites Suzi to his home in Graceland because he thinks her version of this song is the best since his own. She declines.

1974

The single "Keep a-knockin'/Cat Size" gets released in the USA.

8 March 1974

Hot Chocolate release their single "Emma" on which Suzi sings backing vocals. It charts at number 3 in the UK and also becomes a big success worldwide.

May 1974

Touring Japan and Australia. In Australia Hell's Angels give her an escort to her hotel doing bike tricks all the way.

21 June 1974

"Too Big" gets released as a single and becomes a number 14 chart success in the UK and also becomes a big success worldwide.

July to December 1974

Touring Europe, USA, Scandinavia, Germany, Japan and Australia.

September 1974

Suzi is the first woman appearing fully clothed (in her leather suit) in a spread in "Penthouse".

4 October 1974

The album "Quatro" gets released.

1 November 1974

"The Wild One" gets released as a single and becomes a number 7 chart success in the UK and also becomes a big success worldwide.

1974

Suzi sells more singles than any other female singer in the UK this year, and "Devil Gate Drive" is the 11th best selling single of the year.

31 January 1975

"Your Mamma Won't Like Me" gets released as a single and denotes a complete change in musical style towards funk/soul – much closer to the type of music that Suzi grew up with in Detroit. In spite of complete lack of airplay from BBC Radio 1 (= at the time by far the most important radio station for the UK singles market) it charts at number 31 in the UK and becomes a good success worldwide.

February 1975

UK tour with Arrows and Cozy Powell.

Spring/Summer 1975

Suzi tours the USA for 3 1/2 months with Alice Cooper on his "Welcome To My Nightmare" tour.

2 January 1975

Suzi appears on the front cover of the US magazine "Rolling Stone".

4 April 1975

"I Bit Off More Than I Could Chew" gets released as a single, again in a very different musical style from her earlier hits.

23 May 1975

The album "Your Mamma Won't Like Me" gets released.

Summer 1975

Touring Italy, Scandinavia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

15 August 1975

"I May Be Too Young" gets released as a single and denotes a return to the musical style of Suzi's earlier singles.

1975

The single "Can The Can/Don't Mess Around" gets released in the USA and reaches number 56 in the charts.

1975

Futura Publications Limited publish a book on Suzi in the UK called "Suzi Quatro" written by Margaret Mander.

8 December 1976

Suzi marries her longterm partner and guitarist Leonard Tuckey.

21 January 1977

The album "Aggro-Phobia" gets released.

4 February 1977

"Tear Me Apart" gets released as a single and charts at number 27 in the UK and also becomes a good success worldwide.

26 February 1977

Suzi appears in the UK TV show "Multi-Coloured Swap Shop" as part of the "Swap Shop Supergroup". They play rock'n'roll classics with Suzi on bass, Leo Sayer on lead vocals, John Miles on guitar, Kenny Jones on drums and John Christie on keyboards.

1977

"Make Me Smile" gets released as a single in Japan, Germany and Italy.

29 April 1977

"Roxy Roller" gets released as a single.

June 1977

Suzi records a live double album "Live & Kickin'" while touring Japan.

14 July 1977

Suzi plays a concert at Melbourne Festival Hall in Australia which gets filmed for TV and shown as "Suzi Q – The Wild One".

1977

Suzi appears as Leather Tuscadero in the US TV series "Happy Days". I am aware of the following episodes in which Suzi appeared:
# 96. Fonzie: Rock Entrepreneur, Pt 1 (1977). Leather Tuscadero and the Suedes audition at Arnold's. Suzi plays "Cat size" and "All shook up".
# 97. Fonzie: Rock Entrepreneur, Pt 2 (1977). Joanie wants to go on tour with the rock band. Suzi plays "Heartbreak hotel" and "Devil gate drive".
# 105. Marion's Misgivings (1978). After a family friend leaves his wife for a younger woman, Marion thinks Howard might do the same thing. Suzi plays "I may be too young".
# 106. Richie Almost Dies (1978). Richie is involved in a very serious accident with his new motorcycle. Suzi plays "Believe" (written by Quatro/Tuckey).
# 114. Rules to date by (1978). When Lori Beth is friendly to other guys, Richie becomes upset. Suzi plays "Johnny B Goode".
# 134. Stolen melodies (1979). Richie and company and Leather Tuscadero audition for a musical talent show, and have their songs stolen from them by another band. Suzi plays "Moonlight love" and "Do the Fonzie".
# 136. Marion fairy Godmother (1979). Ralph Malph and Leather Tuscadero go to a military ball.
# 139. Mork returns (1979). Mork returns to Milwaukee to learn about relationships in the 1960s.A short clip of Leather kissing Ralph from #136 episode was shown in this one.
(Information taken from the International Happy Days Fan Club)

24 February 1978

"If You Can't Give Me Love" gets released as a single and denotes a change of musical style towards pop/ballad. It charts at number 4 in the UK and becomes a big success worldwide.

June/July 1978

UK tour.

30 June 1978

"The Race Is On" gets released as a single. In spite of complete lack of airplay from BBC Radio 1 it charts at number 43 in the UK and becomes a good success worldwide.

August 1978

Japan tour.

6 October 1978

The album "If You Knew Suzi" gets released.

October/November 1978

UK tour.

1978

"Don't Change My Luck" gets released as a single in Germany and Sweden.

3 November 1978

"Stumblin' in" gets released as a single. This is a duet Suzi sings with Chris Norman from the band Smokie and is her first single to chart in the American top 10. Its highest position is number 4 in early spring 1979. It also becomes a worldwide success.

Early 1979

Scandinavia tour.

June 1979

The single "If You Can't Give Me Love" gets released in the USA and charts at number 45.

July 1979

USA tour.

September 1979

The single "I've Never Been In Love" gets released in the USA and charts at number 44.

1979

An interview single called "What's It All About" gets released in the USA.

5 October 1979

"She's In Love With You" gets released as a single and charts at number 11 in the UK and also becomes a good success worldwide.

26 October 1979

The album "Suzi... And Other Four Letter Words" gets released.

4 January 1980

"Mama's Boy" gets released as a single and is Suzi's first self-penned (together with guitarist Len Tuckey) single. It charts at number 34 in the UK and becomes a good success worldwide.

Early 1980

The single "She's In Love With You/Starlight Lady" gets released in the USA and charts at number 41.

January 1980

Touring Denmark playing to 25,000 people.

7 March 1980

"I've Never Been In Love" gets released as a single and in spite of complete lack of airplay from BBC Radio 1 it charts at number 56 in the UK.

4 April 1980

EMI releases an album of Suzi's "Greatest Hits" which reaches number 4 in the UK album charts. This was Suzi's most successful album so far and the only one of her albums that was supported with a large promotional budget by the record company.

May/June 1980

UK tour.

26 September 1980

"Rock Hard" gets released as a single on the label Dreamland and in spite of complete lack of airplay from BBC Radio 1 and distribution problems it charts at number 68 in the UK. It becomes a good success worldwide and also features in the US film "Time Square".

1980

The following American radio promo LPs contain short interviews with Suzi: Record Report 2/25/80, Record Report 5/14/80, Record Report 5/21/80, Record Report 5/28/80.

10 January 1981

Suzi is interviewed by Michael Parkinson in the UK TV show "Parkinson" on BBC1.

13 January 1981

Suzi appears in the role of Nancy, a dope-smoking hippie living in a squat (Suzi commenting tongue in cheek: "I rehearsed that part!"), in the UK TV series "Minder" with Dennis Waterman. The episode is called "Dead Men Do Tell Tales".

22 January 1981

The album "Rock Hard" gets released.

30 January 1981

"Glad All Over" gets released as a single.

February 1981

The single "Lipstick" gets released in the USA and charts at number 51.

1 May 1981

"Lipstick" gets released as a single.

December 1981

UK tour.

12 April 1982

Suzi appears in "An Evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber" on BBC1. In this show Andrew Lloyd Webber suggests that Suzi should star in the main role in "Annie Get Your Gun".

23 September 1982

Suzi gives birth to her daughter Laura Susan.

15 October 1982

"Heart of Stone" gets released as a single and in spite of complete lack of airplay from BBC Radio 1 it charts at number 60 in the UK.

3 December 1982

The album "Main Attraction" gets released.

4 February 1983

"Main Attraction" gets released as a single.

26 February 1983

Suzi appears in the UK TV show "Gas Tank" – her first appearance on the then new Channel 4. Suzi and Len take part in a jam session with Rick Wakeman and others playing "My Babe", "C C Rider" and "Sweet Little Rock'n'Roller", and Suzi is interviewed by Rick Wakeman.

April 1983

UK tour.

June 1983

UK tour.

4 June 1983

Suzi stands in as a DJ for Paul Gambacini in the American Chart Show on BBC Radio 1.

July/August 1983

Australia tour has to be extended by two weeks due to its huge success.

August 1983

Suzi appears at the Reading Rock Festival in the UK. By all accounts she went down a storm and was the first act on stage that day not to have anything thrown at her. The rock magazine "Kerrang" commented that "Suzi Quatro ... convinced virtually everybody that here was a bona fide live act and not just an ageing seventies pop queen. There was no denying her ability as a performer or a musician. Who else could have made a bass solo so entertaining?? Who else could have got all the guys to raise a hand and then survived dedicating Mama's Boy to them?!? So, with a cheeky grin, matched in width by all those in the crowd, off she tripped through her old hits – Can The Can, Devil Gate Drive and a marvellous Keep-a-knockin'/Bye Bye Johnny encore. Perfect festival fun." Suzi's performance at Reading was later broadcast in an edited form in Tommy Vance's "Friday Rock Show" on BBC Radio 1.

20 July 1984

"Can The Can/Devil Gate Drive" get re-released as a single in the "EMI Golden 45s" series.

30 July 1984

"I Go Wild" gets released as a single.

14 October 1984

Suzi gives birth to her son Leonard Richard.

February/March 1985

Australia tour.

May 1985

Touring the Middle East.

15 July 1985

"Tonight I Could Fall In Love" gets released as a single and reaches number 140 in the UK charts despite a complete lack of promotion.

14 September 1985

Suzi appears in the role of Cathy Warren, an ex-MI5 murderess, in the UK TV series "Dempsey & Makepeace". She does the falling-off-the-roof stunt herself and assures interviewers at the time that "the scream was real!". The episode is called "Love You To Death".

15 April to 14 June 1986

Suzi plays Annie Oakley in a David Gilmore production of Irving Berlin's musical "Annie Get Your Gun" opening the season at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

12 May 1986

The single "Heroes" gets released with David Bowie, Suzi and many other artists for the BBC Children In Need Appeal.

21 June to 12 July 1986

Suzi plays Annie Oakley in "Annie Get Your Gun" at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth.

21 July to 4 October 1986

Suzi plays Annie Oakley in "Annie Get Your Gun" at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End of London.

22 August 1986

A studio version with all the cast of "Annie Get Your Gun" gets released on an album.

21 September 1986

Suzi appears on BBC Radio 4 in Michael Parkinson's "Desert Island Disc". For this program she had been asked to choose 8 songs which she would not want to be without on a desert island. The songs were Elvis Presley "Don't Be Cruel", Nat King Cole "When I Fall In Love", Otis Redding "Dock Of The Bay", Billie Holiday "Gold Bless The Child", Bob Seger "We Got Tonight", The Eagles "Desperado", Jackson Browne "Rosie" and Prince "When Doves Cry".

28 September 1986

Suzi and the cast of "Annie Get Your Gun" sing four songs from the musical which is shown on UK TV under the title "Live from Piccadilly".

3 October 1986

The single "I Got Lost In His Arms/You Can't Get A Man With A Gun" from the musical "Annie Get Your Gun" gets released as a single.

3 November 1986

The Troggs song "Wild Thing" gets released as a single featuring Suzi and Reg Presley (the former Troggs singer) as duet partners.

1987

"Can The Can/Devil Gate Drive" get re-released as a single in the "EMI Golden 45s" series and chart at number 87 in the UK.

February 1987

Irish tour.

24 March 1987

"Let It Be" gets released as a single featuring Suzi and many other artists in aid of the victims of the car ferry which sank off the coast of Zeebrugge/Holland killing 193 people. It becomes a number 1 hit in the UK charts.

April/May 1987

Australia tour.

16 and 17 August 1987

Suzi narrates a two-part show about Elvis Presley on BBC1. Part 1: "I Don't Sing Like Nobody", Part 2: "Cut Me And I Bleed".

Summer 1987

Suzi appears on a single of a live version recorded in the 1970s of "The Wild One" with the Japanese band Boowy.

4 December 1987 to 2 January 1988

Suzi plays the title role of Prince Charming in the pantomime (= a humorous play traditionally staged in England at Christmas time) "Cinderella" in the Shaw Theatre in London.

9 December 1987

An EP featuring songs from "Cinderella" gets released and features Suzi in two songs, "Am I Dreaming" and "Will You Take This Woman". The sales proceeds from this EP go to the disaster fund for the victims of the fire in London's Kings Cross Underground Station.

5 January 1988

First live broadcast of Suzi's weekly lunch time chat show "Gas St" from the Central TV studios in Birmingham which runs for three months.

May/June 1988

UK tour.

10 June 1988

Start of another three-month run of Suzi's weekly lunch time chat show "Gas St".

1 August 1988

"We Found Love" gets released as a single in Germany and Australia.

April 1989

"Baby You're A Star" gets released as a single in Germany and the UK.

June 1989

UK tour.

July to September 1989

Suzi tours Russia once the country opens its borders to western artists and plays for six weeks to over 500,000 people. A camera crew films her show in Moscow and a video of it is released.

15 December 1989 to 14 January 1990

Suzi appears in the title role of another pantomime, "Dick Whittington", at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend in the UK.

April 1990

UK tour.

May/June 1990

Australia tour.

October 1990

Japan tour.

16 November 1990

Suzi appears in "Tonight In Concert" on UK television which is recorded at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester. Suzi sings some of her hits, and with her sisters reforms the Pleasure Seekers for this occasion to sing and play a medley of Motown classics. Suzi also sings "The Art of Seduction" from her forthcoming musical "Tallulah Who?" in duet with Willie Rushton, and she sings "God Bless The Child" from her favorite female singer Billie Holiday.

December 1990

UK tour.

14 February 1991

Suzi opens as Tallulah Bankhead in the musical "Tallulah Who?" in the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch in the UK. She wrote the musical together with Shirlie Roden, and the late Willie Rushton provided the script. The script is based on a supposed 1965 BBC documentary of Tallulah Bankhead's life with the TV crew supposedly pretending to be the many characters who crossed her path over the years. The reviewer from "The Stage and Television" calls it "arguably the most imaginative and original piece of musical theatre to hit the British stage in recent years". The show runs for about a month and is sold out virtually every night.

March to December 1991

Touring Germany, Finland, Denmark, Australia and the UK.

1992

By this time the UK and the rest of Europe are in the swing of a "70s Revival" which continues to this day – hence Suzi's copious headlining rock'n'roll shows within the respective 70s revival festivals all over Europe.

15 April 1992

"Kiss Me Goodbye" gets released as a single in Germany.

April 1992

"Love Touch/We Found Love" gets released as a single in Germany.

Summer 1992

Suzi divorces her first husband Len Tuckey.

Summer 1992

"Hey Charly" gets released as a single in Germany (withdrawn).

6 June 1992

Suzi plays at the Esbjerg 'Glam Festival' in Denmark.

August 1992

Suzi and other people in the entertainment business review and comment on the work of Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, John Lennon and others in the UK Channel 4 TV series "Mojo Working".

3 September 1992

"The Great Midnight Rock'n'Roll House Party" gets released as a single in Germany.

10 September 1992

The album "Oh Suzi Q" gets released in Germany and Scandinavia.

25 September 1992

"I Need Your Love", a duet with Chris Norman, gets released as a single in Germany.

8 October 1992

Suzi includes a version of "Love Me Tender" into her show for the Elvis Presley Fan Club in Hemsby in the UK.

December 1992/January 1993

Germany tour.

March 1993

Australia tour.

18 October 1993

"Fear Of The Unknown/And So To Bed" get released as a single in Germany.

22 October 1993

Suzi marries German concert promoter Rainer Haas at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, USA.

November 1993

Japan tour.

December 1993

Germany tour.

27 January 1994

Suzi plays a crazy bass-playing nurse from Detroit in the UK TV series "Absolutely Fabulous". The episode is called "Hospital".

February 1994

"If I Get Lucky" gets released as a single in Germany (withdrawn).

Summer 1994

Touring Germany, UK, Belgium, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland and Holland.

September/October 1994

Australia tour.

11 November 1994

Suzi plays in the Marquee in London, perhaps the most famous rock club in the UK.

December 1994

Suzi sings two self-penned Christmas songs, "Frosty the Snowman" and "Let The Children Sing", on the German charity compilation "Thommie's Christmas Party".

4 December 1995

"What Goes Around/Four Letter Words (remix)" get released as a single in the UK, Denmark, Austria.

December 1995

UK tour.

1996

Suzi narrates the life story of her friend and hit maker Mickie Most on BBC Radio 2.

December 1995

Germany tour.

12 February 1996

The album "What Goes Around – Greatest and Latest" gets released in the UK, Denmark, Austria, Australia. It receives a gold disc in Denmark.

1996

Suzi donates one of her old leather jump-suits to the Hard Rock Cafe in Copenhagen for their rock memorabilia collection where it is now on display.

6 June 1996

"If You Can't Give Me Love (remix)/Empty Rooms" get released as a single in the UK.

December 1996

Germany tour. During this tour Suzi and her band not only play their own show but also back "Locomotion" hit maker, Little Eva.

January 1997

Australia tour.

December 1997

Germany tour.

May 1998

Australia tour.

26 and 27 May 1998

Suzi and her sound healer friend Shirlie Roden run their first "School of Life" workshop together at the Mind-Body-Spirit Festival in London.

21 September 1998

The album "Unreleased Emotion" gets released in the UK. All but one of the songs on this album were written by Suzi and her ex-husband Len Tuckey and recorded in 1983.

December 1998

Germany tour.

9 January 1999

Start of the first series of Suzi's radio show "Rockin' With Suzi Q" on BBC Radio 2 in which she plays her knowledgeable blend of the best American music from the rock 'n' roll era of the fifties and early sixties. This is to be the first of many series since then and has also led to Suzi doing various radio specials, for example on the life and work of Janis Joplin, Mickie Most and the history of Bill Haley's recording of 'Rock Around The Clock'.

February 1999

First leg of big UK tour.

14 February 1999

Suzi is surprised by Michael Aspel with his famous red book for the BBC TV program "This Is Your Life" at the end of a concert at The London Palladium. The program celebrates the highlights in a famous person's life and career and surprises them with a host of relatives, friends and business colleagues in the studio. In Suzi's case the special surprise guests include her husband Rainer Haas, her two children, Noddy Holder, her three sisters, Nicky Chinn, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker, Roy Wood, Les Gray, Berwick Kaler, Reg Presley, Chrissie Hynde and two original Pleasure Seekers, Nan Ball and Diane Baker-Symons. Others including her father, Mickie Most and Michael Brandon send filmed greetings.

24 February 1999

The album "Free The Butterfly" gets released in the UK, complementing the "School of Life" workshops and lectures that Suzi and her sound healer friend Shirlie Roden have been running in the UK.

March 1999

Australia tour.

March/April/May 1999

Second leg of big UK tour.

May 1999

Suzi and Shirlie Roden run more "School of Life" workshops at the Mind-Body-Spirit Festival in London.

November 1999

Suzi and Shirlie Roden run "School of Life" workshops at the Mind-Body-Spirit Festival in Sydney. The Australian Mind-Body-Spirit Festival 1999 releases audio tapes of some of their workshops.

2000

Many concerts in Europe throughout the year.

April 2000

Australia tour.

16 August 2000

The first of Suzi's 9-part radio show "Suzi's Soul Serenade" is aired on BBC Radio 2.

26 December 2000

A special Christmas edition of Suzi's radio show "Rockin' With Suzi Q" is aired on BBC Radio 2.

2001

Many concerts in Europe throughout the year.

2001

Norton Records re-release the Pleasure Seekers' single "What A Way To Die".

3 March 2001

Suzi's radio special "Little Girl Blue: The Janis Joplin Story" is aired on BBC Radio 2.

24 December 2001

A special Christmas edition of Suzi's radio show "Rockin' With Suzi Q" is aired on BBC Radio 2.

2002

Many concerts in Europe throughout the year.

1 May 2002

Suzi appears on UK television in a celebrity edition of "The Weakest Link" and very nearly wins the competition.

22 June 2002

Suzi contributes her experience in a radio special "She Bop" on BBC Radio 2 about women in rock music.

8 July to 3 November 2002

A photo of Suzi taken by Alan Ballard in the early 1980s features in an exhibition of the National Portrait Gallery in London called "She Bop" featuring 20 photos of the world's top female rock'n'roll icons. This photo is now the proud property of the National Portrait Gallery's illustrious archives.

December 2002

The album "Then and Now" gets released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

2003

Many concerts in Europe throughout the year.

February 2003

Australia tour.

31 May 2003

Suzi's musical mentor and friend Mickie Most dies.

31 December 2003

Suzi's radio special "Mickie Most: Finding The X Factor" about his life and work is aired on BBC Radio 2.

2004

Many concerts in Europe throughout the year.

10 January 2004

Suzi's radio special "Chinnichap: A Journey Into The Centre of Glam" about the work of songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman is aired on BBC Radio 2.

17 April 2004

Suzi's radio special "Just Keep On Rocking!" marking the 50th anniversary of the recording of "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and The Comets is aired on BBC Radio 2.

6 May 2004

The film "Edgeplay – A Film About The Runaways" gets premiered in Beverley Hills. It is directed by Victory Tischler-Blue and features three songs from Suzi.

25 August 2004

Suzi takes part in a tribute concert for Les Gray, the late singer of the band Mud, at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre in London.

30 August 2004

A radio special "Suzi 'n' Lamarr" with Suzi and prolific UK DJ Mark Lamarr is aired on Bank Holiday Monday on BBC Radio 2.

October 2004

Suzi is presented with a Gold Badge Award by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters at the Savoy Hotel in London.

December 2004

The album "A's and B's and Rarities" gets released.

21 October 2004

The DVD "Leather Forever" gets released. It shows Suzi at a concert in Germany and is the first official record of her rock'n'roll show. Directed by Victory Tischler-Blue.

2005

Many concerts in Europe throughout the year.

February 2005

Australia tour.

24 August 2005

Start of Suzi's 6-part radio show on BBC Radio 2, "Suzi Quatro's Pioneers of Rock'n'Roll", in which she features Eddie Cochran, Brenda Lee, Gene Vincent, Johnny Otis and a particular love of hers – the legends of Doo Wop.

October 2005

Suzi showcases her song "Singing With Angels" in tribute of Elvis Presley at the Elvis Presley UK fan club's annual Hayride event in Stoke-on-Trent.

24 December 2005

A special Christmas edition of "Rockin' With Suzi Q" with Suzi Quatro and Robert Plant playing their favourite music is aired on BBC Radio 2.

23 February 2006

Suzi showcases her forthcoming album "Back To The Drive" at the Hard Rock Café in London. Her concert is relayed live into many other Hard Rock Cafés internationally.

27 February 2006

The album "Back to the Drive" gets released.

March 2006

Suzi gets nominated for the Music Broadcaster Of The Year Award of the Sony Radio Academy Awards.

28 March to 2 April 2006

Suzi plays Sunny Jacobs during the extremely successful run of "The Exonerated" at the Riverside Studios in London.

April 2006

Denmark tour.

4 May 2006

Start of the 16th series of Suzi's radio show "Rockin' With Suzi Q" on BBC Radio 2 – this can also be listened to on the Internet on the BBC website.

August 2007

Suzi’s autobiography “Unzipped” gets published by Hodder & Stoughton


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