American rock’n’roll queen Suzi Quatro headlined the One Electric Day festival on Sunday 20 November 2022 in Werribee Park on the south-west outskirts of Melbourne. In front of a sold-out crowd of about 13,000 people, the 72-year-old from Detroit performed a set jam-packed with hits, powerhouse vocals and unbridled energy. Suzi has been rocking audiences since 1964 and has now sold more than 55 million albums worldwide and is revered as the first female bass player to become a major rock star.
Her recurring role as bassist Leather Tuscadero on the popular America TV show Happy Days helped Australian audiences to take a liking to her and she soon became a favourite down under with her singles Can the Can and Devil Gate Drive both hitting number one here. Suzi’s Australian band comprises lead guitarist Nat Allison, Tim Henwood on guitar, Johnny Salerno on drums, and Tony Featherstone on keyboards. Dave Gleeson also returned to the stage to join Suzi and duet on her hit Stumblin’ In.