Susan Kay Quatro was born in Detroit on June 3, 1950, and played in rock bands from the age of 14. In 1970, while performing in her hometown she caught the eye of the British producer Mickie Most, and moved to the UK the following year; commercial success soon followed. Her singles, including "Devil Gate Drive
" and "Can The Can
," were usually written by her producers, Mike Chapman and Nicky Chin, but Quatro was a talented writers and worked on many of the album cuts, including "Cat Size."