Happy Birthday, Suzi Quatro!

Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro

Happy birthday, you icon of the black leather catsuit and the femullet.

I’ll try not to hold it against you how old you make me feel now you’re turning 62. Please God you’re not wandering a Floridian Walmart somewhere, in search of practical outfits.

2 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Suzi Quatro!”

  1. Desideria June 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Wow. Suzi. 62.
    I haven’t thought about her since, well, since….it was a few years back. Field hockey was my activity of choice…that and smoking the occasional herbal cigarette I found rolled up in my sister’s sport socks. I had a Scottish math teacher on exchange who didn’t understand why the class snickered every time she said, “Take out your rubbers.” Suzi and I effected the same hairstyle – “the shag,” although I couldn’t convince my parents that a black leather catsuit was appropriate school attire. I was in-fatuation with a guy named “Michael”; hence, Suzi’s song by the same name became my teenage anthem. Our lyrics were slightly different, though.


    It’s final
    Scratch off my insane gain
    I bought it
    I fought it
    Michael you’ll never change


    It’s final
    Put up this insane game
    I got it
    I’ll flaunt it
    Michael you’ll never change

    In my version the speaker is the unfortunate recipient of God knows what germasite.

  2. raincoaster June 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    Suzi would be proud of you.

    I had the Shag, too. I think everyone did.