Who played Leather Tuscadero on happy days?

In the early 1970s, Suzi Quatro was a musician with fans all over the world. She started out in her sister Patti’s glam rock band The Pleasure Seekers, and in 1973 they released “Can the Can,” which reached number one in four countries, according to AZ Central. Other hits included “Devil Gate Drive” and “The Wild One”.

While Quatro was known for her rock band raging overseas, it was “Happy Days” that brought her to the limelight in the United States. Armed with her bass guitar, she recorded seven episodes of the show, from 1977 to 1979, by IMDb. She then had small roles in “Minder”, “Dempsey and Makepeace” and “Absolutely Fabulous”.

In 1978, in the midst of his recurring role as Leather, Quatro released a duet with Chris Norman, “Stumblin’ In”. The song became a major American hit, thanks in part to its “Happy Days” fame. “‘Happy Days’ happened, and of course I played Leather Tuscadero, and then it was national television,” she told the AV Club. in 2020. “Number one show – I’m out there making some of my hits, playing bass guitar, being me. So I kicked down the door as Suzi Quatro, then I pushed back as Leather Tuscadero. … Anyway, it happened. It doesn’t make a difference to me. I mean, I sold 55 million records, so I’m not getting started not.”

In the 2019 documentary Suzi Q, rockers such as Joan Jett, the Go-Gos and Blondie’s Debbie Harry credited the pioneering Quatro for inspiring their careers. Quatro continues to have an active career in music radio.

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