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Suzi Quatro set for honorary doctorate

Rocker Suzi Quatro is to be handed an honorary doctorate of music by scholars at Anglia Ruskin University in England.
Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin, will present the Devil Gate Drive hitmaker with her academic accolade during a graduation ceremony at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on 19 October (16).
Announcing the news, a spokeswoman for the university calls Quatro “the most successful female artist of the entire Glam Rock period”, adding, “Her influence on subsequent generations of female rock musicians are widely acknowledged.
“It’s been well-documented that Chrissie Hynde and Joan Jett both drew inspiration from Suzi but so have many others, including Talking Heads’ Tina Weymouth, who was encouraged to learn to play bass by listening to Quatro albums and, more recently, KT Tunstall revealed that the cover photo of her 2007 album Drastic Fantastic was based on Suzi’s image.”

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