Devil Gate Drive: SUZI QUATRO

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Devil Gate Drive entered the Kent Music Report on 29 April 1974 and was a #1 hit. The song was #10 on the Top 100 of 1974.

The song is on Quatro which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 30 September 1974. It reached #1 on 21 October 1974 where it sat for 6 weeks.

Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman

Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman

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Live at Enmore Theatre Sydney, November 2019

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Susan Kay Quatro is an American rock singer-songwriter and bass guitarist. In the 1970s, Quatro scored a string of hit singles that found greater success in Europe and Australia than in her homeland. She reached no 1 in the UK and other European countries and Australia with her singles Can the Can (1973) and Devil Gate Drive (1974).
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This song describes a trip to Devil Gate Drive, a fictional place where all the kids get their kicks. In a Songfacts interview with Suzi Quatro, she said: “It’s the place where you go when you’re a teenager, and your parents say, ‘Where are you going?’ ‘I’m going out.’ ‘Don’t you dare go to such-and-such.’
That’s Devil Gate Drive, and that’s where you go. Of course, as soon as your parents say, ‘Don’t go,’ that’s where you go.”
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