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The History

by Cradle

Quatro sisters, 2012 inductees to Detroit HOF-earliest heavy female rock musicians--rock their raw, driving energy on never released CD Cradle originals--LIVE from Grande Ballroom, Detroit Rock City, capturing mood and essence of classic 70's rock era
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cradle Introduction
1:49 $0.99
2. LIving Machine
5:00 $0.99
3. Man Is A Man
3:55 $0.99
4. Sally and Johnny
3:18 $0.99
5. See the Two
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6. Heat
3:44 $0.99
7. Peter Porno
2:22 $0.99
8. Funny Man
6:57 $0.99
9. Ted
5:30 $0.99
10. Soothsayer
4:40 $0.99
11. Last Laugh
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12. Dream
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Album Notes
Cradle "the history"
Pleasure Seekers "What a Way to Die"
(at CD Baby and major outlets)
LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRTS available from 2012 Detroit HOF Induction at Fillmore Detroit-order at www.quatrorock.com

From the Quatro Sisters’ archives comes the emergence of their lost live and original tapes from an era of sheer raw, driving energy that burst out of Detroit in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The 2 CD anthology covers the Quatro sisters years, from the Pleasure Seekers 1964-1969 thru Cradle 1969-1973.

CRADLE was the early 1970’s female rock group, evolving out of The Pleasure Seekers, (who had a reputation in the 60’s as perhaps the best and earliest all-female rock band. ) Starting on a dare, the Pleasure Seekers had singles out by the time they were in their mid teens, and were the youngest female rock musicians to be signed to a national label. With the multi-talented sisters Patti, Suzi, Nancy, and Arlene Quatro and company, these teenagers dared to go where women had not gone before, against all odds, stomping their way into a male dominated heavy rock scene.

In 1969, morphing into CRADLE, the sisters continued in a much harder direction, contributing relevant lyrics, creative harmonies, and heavy original music with attitude. CRADLE rocked the house with the legends of the day, paving the way for many female musicians to be taken seriously as hard rockers.

The Cradle lineup (first release) included: Suzi Quatro (bass, vocals, and keys), Nancy Quatro (vocals, percussion, violin, bass, and keys), Patti Quatro (vocals and guitars), and Nancy Rogers (drums, vocals, and tympani). Later additions to group were Leigh and Lynne Serridge (drums and bass, both on vocals).

Touring the country extensively, CRADLE played many concert halls and large pop festivals with Mountain, Black Sabbath, Peter Frampton, Jefferson Airplane, Ted Nugent, Santana, Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Joe Cocker, Bob Seger, and many other legends of the day. Though they were gaining momentum, CRADLE’S ride was sadly cut short with the hard struggle women had to find credibility with the record companies, finally breaking up in 1973.

The Quatro sisters have reunited through the years for TV appearances, videos available at their websites.

Suzi Quatro, signed by Micki Most in 1971 (Rak Records) went on to enormous success in England, breaking loose fronting her own group, and having a long and productive career filled with numerous hit albums and singles all over the world. Suzi also is known as Leather Tuscadero from Happy Days, and starred in two stage musicals, "Annie Get You Gun" and "Tallulah Who". She also enjoys recognition as an author, TV actress, and radio dj, in England and Europe. Suzi is still actively touring and recording, with her latest single out, “Singing with Angels” (a tribute to Elvis), and a new album due out summer 2010.

Patti Quatro went on to play with brother Michael (classical rock keyboardist), touring, recording and co-producing the album “Look Deeply Into the Mirror”. She then joined forces with Fanny, recording Rock And Roll Survivor, with two charted singles, “Butter Boy” and “I’ve Had It” from that album. When Fanny ended, Patti did studio work with groups such as ELO, Keith Moon (Who), Harry Nillson, Bonnie and Delaney, and Frances Gall. She is presently in production with co-partner Nancy, in the Quatro sisters CD’s, and running Cradle Rocks Publishing, as well as other future musical projects.

Nancy Quatro pursued a solo career for a short time in L.A, teaming up with Roy Silver (manager of Fanny, Bill Cosby, Ryan O’Neal and many others) before deciding to leave the business to raise her family. She is now a restaurant owner, and runs nglass management, a company handling artist development and promotions. She also manages rock group Overscene, who just finished touring with Sevendust. She is also partnering with sister Patti in the Cradle and Pleasure Seekers projects.

Arlene Quatro went on to manage Cradle from 1969 to 1973. When Cradle ended, Arlene left the business to raise her family, still keeping her hand in playing at local clubs for guest appearances as a keyboardist/singer. Later Arlene released a book in the health field and is presently heavily involved in environmental issues.

Nancy Rogers continued playing and touring the country with various rock groups through the years. In late 70's and 80's, Nancy was the house drummer at Sound Machine recording studios in Kalamazoo, MI. At present she keeps up her drumming skills with occasional gigs, as well as running a side business around the country.

Leigh Serridge played with various groups through the years, now retired from drumming.

Lynne Serridge has continued to play up through the present day, turning to a new country music genre, with her successful group, Lynne and the Rebels, with numerous recordings out and still available.



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Doc Rock (VIPER)

Music Reaches Passed Detroit Pt.3 review
The New CRADLE CD ... I I have said that this CD is Classic Detroit Jams...BUT...it goes past the Detroit sound only!!! This CD is a must for all lovers of music of the times past.... Live, Raw and Powerful...This CD captures it all. I smell the incense, the herb, the excitement. From the Bop of "Peter Porno" to Heavy Drive of "Soothsayer". From the power sounds and Controled Feedback of "Ted" to the "trippin' out" drive of "Funny Man". And one of my favs, the powerfull, killer track "Dream". This CD goes to the top of my all-time Favorite 1969-1972 CD's. Right up there along "Gun", "Dust" and "Budgie".

Steve Newport

Cradle rocks Pt.4
I was digging in my box of 1969 stuff and I discovered.... my tie-dyed t-shirt has faded... my patchouli oil vail has dried up... my headband is now too tight... my incense has lost its smell... my MC5 poster is now ripped... my bell-bottons have shrunk... my record player is fried... my blacklight bulb is burned out...... my Woodstock album is all scratched... and my smoke has lost its kick..... The Only Thing That Has Survived Is The Rock-n-Roll Music Of Cradle!!!
Remember the days when music was fresh and powerful...beating on the door...the sky was the limit? Those days have returned!!! If you missed them then, now is your chance. A group of powerhouse musicians have released their long awaited music for us to enjoy today. The music of CRADLE (ten years before the Runaways) wi...ll take you back to the glory days of Rock-n-Roll!

Connie Garmany

Cradle touches your heart & soul!!!
Connie Spencer Garmany I got my Cradle CD...wow! It is intense, 'out of sight,' nostalgic, powerful! My husband came in & turned it up full blast. We love it & I swear I can smell incense. It brought a tear to my eye and we are rockin. What an exciting rush you must have felt. You Quatro's are talented & blessed. Life is good!... I plan to wear it out...lol. Thank you and a well deserved congratulations!

Steve Newport

Cradle Rocks!!!
This is a must CD for your collection. Classic Detroit Rock at it's best! The music will take you back to the "Glory Days" of raw, live, powerful Rock-n-Roll. Can't wait for Part2 (The Pleasure Seekers) to be released. Way to go Quatro sister's!!!!

Steve Newport (Doc Rock of Viper)

CRADLE Rocks... Part 2 Review
Cradle lived, played, partied and rocked the music scene when female musicians were very few and looked upon as "novelty acts". Cradle and the music they delivered gained the attention and respect of Detroit "male" Rockers because of the drive and determination to fulfill their dreams.
Cradle was a fore-runner in changing the myth of female musicians.... and even to this day they are known as the ones who paved the way for other female musicians to follow.
When it comes to the music of Cradle, there is neither male nor female, only great musicians playing great music..