A ROCK n’ roll trailblazer famous for her leather outfits and tomboy attitude is to appear on stage in the region following a screening of a documentary film on her life.

Leather-clad bass player Suzi Quatro paved the way for a generation of female rockers when she burst onto the scene in the 1970s with a string of hits, including Can The Can, Devil Gate Drive and 48 Crash.

She has also had several acting roles, most memorably as Leather Tuscadero opposite Henry Winkler and Ron Howard in US sitcom Happy Days in the late 1970s.

The Detroit-born musician’s five-decade long career has been documented in a new film, Suzi Q, which had its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 15.

Quatro will be be making a limited number of appearances to promote the documentary in the UK, including at Darlington Film Club on Thursday, October 10.

The club, based at the Forum Music Centre on Borough Road, will show the film, after which Quatro will appear to speak about her life and career and take part in a question and answer session.

The film club has other special events lined up, including a screening of An American Werewolf in London on Monday, September 16.

It will be followed by a Q&A with former British actress, glamour model, adult actress, producer and writer Linzi Drew, who plays the part of Brenda Bristols.

Tickets for the Suzi Quatro event are £15. To book, visit www.ticketweb.uk and search for Suzi Q.

Linzi Drew tickets, priced £10, are available from the same site, search for Werewolf. More details on the Darlington Film Club Facebook page.