Quatro never hit it big in her native America, although she did have a memorable role on the TV series Happy Days
playing Leather Tuscadero. She landed several more UK hits, including the #1 "Devil Gate Drive
," and influenced a generation of female rockers, notably Joan Jett.
Quatro wrote many of her own songs, but they tended to be album cuts, with the Chapman/Chinn team getting the singles. In a Songfacts interview with Quatro
, she explained: "I was very boogie-based, very bass-based. And they went away and wrote 'Can the Can.' We had the arrangement where I could write the albums, and they would write the three-minute single - although I did have singles out myself, like 'Mama's Boy.' I didn't learn anything from their songwriting, because I always had my own thing. Whatever I did, I did."