American-born, Susan Kay (Suzi) Quatro first gained fame in Britain.
BBC disc jockey David Jensen is quoted in Wikipedia as stating Quatro took rock music by the scruff of the neck and empowered women by becoming a major rock star. She would appear live on a bill full of males and very much hold her own. Playing a long-necked bass guitar and stomping the floor, her attitude was that (if she were taken on) she would take no prisoners. As a personality, she still endures. Her recorded music is memorable and will continue to endure.
a pioneer determined to break through
a pioneer who knew just what to do
a pioneer who wowed ’em round the world
a pioneer who did “more than a girl”
men thought they ruled the whole world of rock
til Suzy showed she was more than just talk
a blonde with bass guitar and leather clothes
up there showing and sharing all she knows
influencing, urging women to try:
take those instruments and reach for the sky
an early suffragette of rock’n’roll
led all her sisters out to bare their souls
Pat Benatar; and Blondie; Talking Heads
owe Suzie Quatro for their music creds