The Pleasure Seekers was a s-era, all-female garage rock band from DetroitMichigan. The band morphed into Cradlechanging direction musically. They are known due in large part to the later prominence of band member Suzi Quatro. According to Suzi Quatro in her memoir Unzippedthe sisters searched through the dictionary for a name for their band and on coming across "hedonist" used the definition "pleasure seeker" to come up with "The Pleasure Seekers".
Leo Fenn, the husband of Arlene Quatro, was the band's manager. Patti eventually asked Dave Leone to give them a spot at his popular teen night club The Hideout. He put them on stage two weeks later, and they soon became well known The Pleasure Seekers - The System - The Pleasure Seekers the venue and began gaining momentum in the burgeoning and exploding Detroit music community, playing concerts and teen clubs with Ted NugentBob Seger and others. The band had their first record out inwhen Suzi Quatro and her sister Patti Quatro were 15 and 17 years old, respectively, on the Hideout label.
Both songs lyrics by Dave Leone are included on the compilation album Friday at the Hideoutwhich offers a retrospective of Hideout Records, and charted regionally for the band. Within October of that year Darline Arnone joined the band. Inthey became one of the earliest all-female rock bands to sign with a major label, Mercury Records. The group matured into a dynamic show band and, using Detroit as home base, toured the U.
Their show featured an entire Sgt. InThe Pleasure Seekers morphed into Cradle, changing direction musically in writing heavier original material and touring throughout the U. Arlene was now manager and sister Nancy Quatro had joined as vocalist and percussionist. The group toured vigorously, playing concerts and pop festivals throughout the U. The Quatro sisters have reunited for special TV and concert projects through the years, reminiscent of the early Pleasure Seekers days.
Patti currently runs Cradle Rocks Publishing with sister Nancy, and is involved in restoring the original, never released catalogue of Pleasure Seekers and Cradle music. The Historya newly remastered album of music from Cradle was released in What a Way to Diea newly remastered album Dead Moon / Napalm Beach - Live From Beyond / Rumblin Thunder music from The Pleasure Seekers was released in Arlene Quatro left the music business, authoring a book on health and becoming involved in environmental issues.
Nancy Quatro turned Hey Homo - Cassette Jam - Cassette Jam music management, forming N. Glass Management and managing the band Overscene. Patti left Fanny in She continued to pursue studio work on several albums, musical side projects through many yearsand modeling. Suzi Quatro became very popular in Europe, enjoying a successful and long lasting music career.
She sold over 55 million records and is still active as a touring and recording artist. She also branched out as a TV actress, stage actress, radio D. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Pleasure Seekers. Hideout Mercury Cradle Rocks Music. This section does not cite any sources.
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