Rolling Stone (Suzi Quatro song)


"Rolling Stone" is Suzi Quatro's debut solo single released in 1972. Quatro's name was misspelled Susie Quatro on the initial packaging. The single was not successful, except in Portugal, where it went to number one.[1]

"Rolling Stone"
Single by Suzi Quatro
B-side"Brain Confusion (For All the Lonely People)"
Released1972
LabelRAK
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Mickie Most
Suzi Quatro singles chronology
"Rolling Stone"
(1972)
"Can the Can"
(1973)

Background


It was Quatro's first solo single and was released after she moved from the United States to Britain. In the United States, she had already released two singles with the all-female band The Pleasure Seekers.[2]

The B-side, "Brain Confusion (For All the Lonely People)", was written by Quatro and initially recorded while she was part of the Pleasure Seekers.[3] The Pleasure Seekers became Cradle. When Mickie Most saw Quatro perform the song with Cradle he decided to sign her as a solo act. The version of the song on this single is a re-recording with Quatro and session players.[4]

The song "Rolling Stone" was initially written by Phil Dennys, who did arrangements for the band Jade. The lyrics were rewritten by Hot Chocolate front man Errol Brown (and Quatro herself, uncredited) so they were more suitable for Quatro.[1]

Personnel


Notes


  1. Hendriks & Mankowitz 2011, p. 7.
  2. "Michigan Rock and Roll Legends – SUZI QUATRO". Michigan, United States: Michigan Rock and Roll Legends. 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  3. "The Pleasure Seekers, What a Way to Die, CD Baby". Portland, Oregon, United States: CD Baby. 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  4. Hendriks & Mankowitz 2011, pp. 5, 7.

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