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Brisbane's most significant contribution to the world of glam pop was its most distinguished son, Mike Chapman. Its other claim to fame, however, is that it's home to the best Suzi Quatro website on the Net.

The site's run by Patrick Doonan, a fan from the 70s even though he's too young to have seen Suzi on her first visits to Australia in 1974. Instead he experienced her on TV and on record: 'I grew up listening to the music, and it was really influential - I just loved the screaming and all that really loud music, with the drums, it just had a lot of energy. And she was such a distant person, somebody I would never meet or see.'

Nowadays, of course, having kept the faith through the years, he has met her and he's an authority on her work and her continuing appeal, particularly in Australia. 'She said on an interview last time she was here that she's not one of these untouchables. And I think that's why people like her here in Australia anyway, because we don't take too much to snobby pop stars.'

My best advice would be: go visit. Check out the links pages.

Eddie Amoo
Ken Andrew
Dave Bartram
Mike Batt
Wayne Bickerton
David Blaylock
Trevor Bolder
Jacko Boogie
Tony Burrows
Sally Carr
Tina Charles
David Courtney
Rob Davis
Richard Dodd
Patrick Doonan
Ray Dorset
Herbie Flowers
Ken Gold
Graham Gouldman
Dave Hill
Harvey Hinsley
John Hughes
Jim Irvin
Jimmy James
Steve Jones
Lorraine Kelly
Paul Layton
Les McKeown
Russell Mael
Johnny Moore
Mike Moran
Chris Norman
Bill Oddie
David Paton
Lyn Paul
Phil Pickett
Suzi Quatro
Chris Rae
Chris Redburn
Norman Rogerson
Ron Roker
John Rossall
Andy Scott
Eddie Seago
Mat Snow
Chris Spedding
John Springate
Ray Stiles
Alwyn W Turner
David Van Day
Phil Wainman
Johnny Wakelin
Jeff Wayne
Alan Williams
Pip Williams