Re "Suzi Quatro -She is the first female bass player to become a major rock 
star.":
 

 Yeah, I liked "Can the Can". Quatro made it as a star in the UK (and *not* the 
USA) of course.
 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, <punditster@...> wrote:

 Detroit - Motor City Bands
 

 Suzi Quatro -She is the first female bass player to become a major rock star.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzi_Quatro 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzi_Quatro
 

 Suzi Quatro - Can The Can, 1973: 
 http://youtu.be/xYoogY-UGio http://youtu.be/xYoogY-UGio
 

 
 

 

 On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Share Long <sharelong60@... 
mailto:sharelong60@...> wrote:
   noozguru, let's not forget the Motor City music scene... 
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 1:05 PM, Bhairitu <noozguru@... 
mailto:noozguru@...> wrote:
 
   
 Before for the Beatles it was regional rock groups that were the scene in the 
US.  There was Northwest Rock which included the Kingsmen, Sonics and way back 
the Ventures (playing their cover of a jazz tune "Walk Don't Run").  Then the 
northwest do-wap groups like the Fleetwoods (I played on a revival album they 
did).  There was also an east coast scene, a Chicago area scene and New Orleans 
scene.  These were often regional because the labels were regional without 
national distribution.
 
 Also before the Beatles let's not forget folk period which includes The 
Kingston Trio, Lamplighters (I backed them up once) and other spin offs. Those 
morphed into folk rock groups in the later 60s.
 
 Regional music scenes in the US would be a lot like European country's and 
their own scenes.
 
 Romance languages didn't translate well into rock so you have the soft muzak 
rock those countries created.
 
 On 11/05/2013 10:37 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
   --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
s3raphita wrote:
 >
 > Yep, but we were talking about British imitation rock so
 > Vince Taylor and Cliff Richard are two important pioneers
 > in the UK. I'm guessing one reason they never made a name
 > for themselves in the States is because Americans didn't
 > need second-rate copies of their own stars.
 
 Couldn't have said it better. :-)
 
 Plus, the music industry mechanism really wasn't in place
 to allow for mass distribution of non-US acts at that time.
 There was no market perceived for it, so it didn't really
 exist.
 
 BTW, you find the same thing in France, but for another
 reason -- the language difference. Plus the fact that rock
 sounds *terrible* in French. Rap, it can handle, but rock,
 fuggedaboudit. In France, old pop stars like Francoise
 Hardy are still minor goddesses, but old rockers like
 Johnny Hallyday are major Gods, right up there with
 Thor. :-)
 
 > The Beatles probably made it because they came along
 > after rock 'n' roll's heyday and added enough original
 > touches of their own to make it more appealing than
 > the saccharine-sweet pop that had by then become the
 > norm.
 
 Tell it, sista. The US pop music scene was really in its
 doldrums before the Beatles. Many of the people who
 had grown up on it had gravitated to folk music because
 there was *energy* there, and there t'weren't none in
 pop.
 
 Then the Beatles arrived, preceded by a wave of near-
 hysterical media hype. I'm honestly not sure which con-
 tributed more to the Beatles' success in the US -- their
 talent, or the hype. I lean to the latter. See enough TV
 stories (or, in those days, movie News trailers before
 your movie) of star-struck Beatles fans and your young
 impressionable mind has already been pre-programmed
 to love them when you see them live.
 
 Still, it *was* a phenomenon in the US, Beatlemania.
 By the time it struck, I was a full-fledged folkie, both
 listening to and performing the "real music," folk
 music performed by upscale white artists. :-) So they
 had to drag me away from my Dylan and Baez and
 the like to listen to a Beatles album. And to be honest,
 I wasn't knocked out at first by the sound. Even then,
 I was more fascinated by the *trend*, the fact that
 so many were so gaga over them.
 
 It took the Rolling Stones to knock my socks off. :-)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 




 
 
 
 




 
 

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