In 2013, The Detroit Music Awards presented legendary super-woman and Detroit native Suzi Quatro with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Quatro is one of the most influential female rockers on the planet and continues to play the bass guitar with a hard-rocking attitude, passion and hot leather.
Quatro is a multi-faceted talented woman. She plays several instruments, writes music and books, hosts a BBC radio show and is devoted and loyal to family, friends and fans.
Quatro played, Leather Toscadero, the bass playing smart-mouthed girlfriend of Henry Winkler’s character, Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, on the TV series Happy
Quatro’s bass continues to reverberate on and off stage. And her style … is her own.
Is there a doctor playing bass tonight? Yes. Quatro received an Honorary Doctorate from Anglia Ruskin University, UK for her lifelong contribution to the music industry. She has also penned
another book entitled, The Hurricane.
You can follow Quatro at: http://www.suziquatro.com/
Abrams and Quatro developed a unique friendship. Abrams was both thrilled and honored to be invited by Suzi to sit at her VIP DMA table. Miss Martha Reeves was also
in the house that evening.
Quatro graciously received her DMA and then proceeded to show Detroit some love with a shattering performance that took over the
Fillmore Theatre that night.
Three years later, Abrams received a 2016 DMA Special Achievement Award (posthumously) for his own contributions to the
music industry and Detroit music.
The most trusted and private friendships are those that don’t require shout-outs. Quatro and Abrams shared