Suzi Quatro

Because of the Hippy peace movement
and the freedoms it won in the 60’s
It then became the 70’s
My era.
Life was filled with endless possibilities
anything was possible
and, I was very much

Suzi Quatro was dynamite
back then.
A beautiful, original
rock and roll one woman power house
Always on TV
on Top of the Pops
where she Canned the can
(whatever that meant)
or sang
‘Down in Devil Gate drive.’

My step-father
(though he didn’t believe in God)
said it was the devils music
my heart knew
it had no devil living there.

Suzi showed all the lovely
young women
it was okay not to look fem
in her biker-leather-jackets and jeans
she was perfect
(to me)

I busted a gut to her rock
could hold my own
on the disco floor
dirty-dancing the night away.

But she also sang a sad song
which made sense and, still means
a lot to me.

“If you can’t give me love
let me go look for somebody else.”

I took her sound advice

and did.

Keep rocking it Suzi
you are legend.


© Daydreamertoo *All rights reserved

Apparently Suzi was really well known and had quite a few hit songs in the UK and Europe but not until much later in the USA. They don’t know what they missed!

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

19 thoughts on “Suzi Quatro”

  1. “If you can’t give me love
    let me go look for somebody else.”

    I took her sound advice

    and did.”

    Excellent. 🙂

  2. This was special, she showed you a different view~ I love your words and what you shared~ It was was so open and intriguing…I love it when we are inspired and our aperture expands…. Well Done

  3. I also loved the songs of Suzi Quatro. Reminds me so much of school days in Belfast, when every day was lived in hope of better times.


  4. An icon for freedom as envisaged for young ladies of the era. It was a turning point acceptable in accepted circles. Disco was not dreaded and dirty dancing was not dirty! Great write Bren!


  5. I suppose this was my era too. It comes a shock to realise it, for to some I would have been approaching middle age, but it was the first time I took a serious interest in popular music.

  6. I never heard of Suzi Quatro. Your poem gives me an impression of what she was about. What I have listened to I have enjoyed.

  7. I’d forgotten about this song, and as soon as it started to play all those 70s days of high school came rushing back. Thank you for that, and the words of this poem which show the influence an artist may have on the individual.

  8. She was a leader to many women and not just rockers. She showed us that women could kick ass and still be women. Love me some Suzi Q!

  9. yep..she’s a legend for sure and the quote is a wise one as well.. there’s no reason to stay with someone who doesn’t love you

  10. ooooooh i just love this writing and your sharing. this is what it’s all about, when the music hits you and brings out this kind of story. i just love it. thank you!

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