Rockin' with Suzi Q

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Rockin' with Suzi Q
Genre Music radio, blues, rock, soul
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 2
Host(s) Suzi Quatro
Writer(s) Suzi Quatro
Audio format Stereophonic sound
Opening theme "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller" by Chuck Berry
Website http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wrq1

Rockin' with Suzi Q was a weekly radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 2, featuring Suzi Quatro playing her favourite blues, rock, and soul tunes from independent record labels.[1]

As well as researching and presenting radio programmes, Quatro is the first female bass guitar player to become a major rock star. This broke a barrier to women's participation in rock music.[2]:1–3[3]

Format[edit]

Rockin' with Suzi Q was a weekly BBC Radio 2 music radio programme. It was researched and presented by Quatro.[1]

Programmes started with Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller". In one programme, Quatro said "I've been doing this song for 30 years. It's what I was. It's what I am. It's what I always will be."[4]

Next, Quatro would play her favourite blues, rock, and soul tunes from independent record labels, relating them back to her own life and experiences.[1][4] She would also read out feedback received from listeners. An example was:

"Suzi is back with the music we love,
though many of the artists are in heaven above."[5]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Guardian (2005)[4] favourable
The Guardian (2007)[5] favourable
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Quatro, Suzi. "BBC - BBC Radio 2 Programmes - Suzi Quatro: Rockin' with Suzi Q". www.bbc.co.uk. London, UK: BBC. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Auslander, Philip (28 January 2004). "I Wanna Be Your Man: Suzi Quatro's musical androgyny" (PDF). Popular Music (United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press) 23 (1). doi:10.1017/S0261143004000030. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "BBC Queens of British Pop, Suzi Quatro - David Jensen film clip 2009". www.bbc.co.uk. London, UK: BBC. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Mahoney, Elisabeth (28 October 2005). "Rockin' With Suzi Q, Radio review, Media, The Guardian". www.guardian.co.uk. London, UK: Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Redmond, Camilla (8 June 2007). "Camilla Redmond on Rockin' with Suzi Q, Radio review, Television & radio, The Guardian". www.guardian.co.uk. London, UK: Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 19 August 2012.