Thursday, August 5, 2010

Early August "Forgotten" Music: the Pleasure Seekers

The largely Quatro-sister-populated band, including Suzi Quatro whose solo career peaked in the 1970s and Patti Quatro, who left the Pleasure Seekers and a few years later joined that other all-female band Fanny, flourished in Detroit in the mid to late 1960s, beginning to record in 1965.

Profile Page Link:
http://www.reverbnation.com/pleasureseekers
Songs:
http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/432453
Photos:
http://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_photos/432453

From the Quatro Sisters' MySpace page:
http://www.myspace.com/pleasureseekerscradle

The Pleasure Seekers clealy named themselves for the 1964 film. Wikipedia notes that 'in 1968, they were the earliest all girl rock group to be signed to a major label, Mercury Records. They released a second single, "Light of Love" b/w "Good Kind of Hurt", with both singles charting.'

1990 reunion concert...doing a bit of a Motown medley (fuller video here):

Heatwave - The Pleasure Seekers

Derek | MySpace Video

4 comments:

K. A. Laity said...

Way cool stuff!

And, um, isn't it someone's birthday today?

Todd Mason said...

Michelle Yeoh, of course...Abbey Lincoln...Lucille Ball...atomic warfare...Robert Mitchum...Paolo Bacigalupi...Jon Benet Ramsey, the second-saddest citation so far...Gerald Kersh...Andy Warhol...Piers Anthony...M. Night Shyamalan...(the last two being artists of my very soul)...Paul Bartel...Norman Granz...

Word verification, I shit you not: dying

K. A. Laity said...

HA HAHA! And you, monsieur? Or is my iPod lying to me? (Ianto would never lie to me!)

Todd Mason said...

It's been replaced by its evil clone, Iago. You can tell because it no longer delivers data in iambic pentameter.

Who's coy?