The Sweet

The Sweet

The nucleus of The Sweet came together in 1966, when drummer Michael Thomas Tucker (b. 17 July 1947, Harlesden, London, England) and vocalist Brian Francis Connolly (b. 5 October 1945, Hamilton, Scotland) played together in Wainwright's Gentlemen, a small-time club circuit band whose repertoire comprised a mixture of Motown, R&B and psychedelia. The pair broke away to form Sweetshop, later shortened to just Sweet, with Steve Norman Priest (b. 23 February 1950, Hayes, Middlesex) on bass and Frank Torpey on guitar. After releasing four unsuccessful singles on Fontana and EMI, Torpey was replaced by first Mick Stewart, and then Mick by Andrew David Scott (b. 30 June 1949, Wrexham, Wales) and the new line-up signed to RCA. The band were introduced to the writing partnership of Chinn and Chapman, who were to provide the band with a string of hit singles.However, the band were writing their own hard-rock numbers on the b-sides of these hits. The group's determinedly effete, glam-rock image was reinforced by a succession of Top 10 hits.

The Sweet in 1974 recorded the album Sweet Fanny Adams without the assistance of Chinn and Chapman. The album charted at number 27, but disappeared again after just two weeks. As The Sweet became more of an albums band, the hit singles began to dry up. Following a move to Polydor, they cut four albums with each release making less impact than its predecessor.

Since 1982, various incarnations of the band have appeared from time to time, with up to two of the original members in any one line-up. In 1992 two versions of the band - Andy Scott's Sweet & Brian Connolly Sweet - began regularly touring and gigging. In 1997, Brian Connolly died in hospital from a muscular disorder. Andy Scott continues to tour with his version of The Sweet.

The Sweet Discography


LSP-10354 The Sweet Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be (Album) RCA LSP-10354 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
LPVS-1512 The Sweet Sweet Fanny Adams (Album) RCA Victor LPVS-1512 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
LPL 1 5080 The Sweet Desolation Boulevard (Album) RCA Victor LPL 1 5080 Turkey 1974 Sell This Version
LPL 2-5107, 76.28 403-1 The Sweet Strung Up (Album, Comp) RCA LPL 2-5107, 76.28 403-1 Scandinavia 1975 Sell This Version
LSRCA 78001, RS 1036 Sweet* Give Us A Wink (Album) RCA Victor LSRCA 78001, RS 1036 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
LPL1 5107-1 Sweet* Live In England! (Album) RCA, RCA Victor LPL1 5107-1 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Program No. 261-264 Bachman-Turner Overdrive / Gary Wright / The Sweet / John Klemmer Bachman-Turner Overdrive / Gary Wright / The Sweet / John Klemmer - Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections(LP, Promo) Army Reserve Program No. 261-264 US 1976 Sell This Version
SKAO-11744 Sweet* Level Headed (Album) Polydor SKAO-11744 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
68210 4 (PL 25072) Sweet* Off The Record (Album) RCA Victor 68210 4 (PL 25072) Germany 1977 Sell This Version
2310 657 Sweet* Cut Above The Rest (Album) Polydor 2310 657 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
2344 154 Sweet* Waters Edge (Album) Polydor 2344 154 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
2311 179 Sweet* Identity Crisis (Album) Polydor 2311 179 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
SPV 80-8825 The Sweet Live At The Marquee (Album) SPV Records SPV 80-8825 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
RRCD 169 The Sweet Rock & Roll Disgrace - Live In Japan(CD, Album) Receiver Records Limited RRCD 169 UK 1992 Sell This Version
DOJO CD 89 The Sweet Live 1973 (Comp, Album) Dojo Limited DOJO CD 89 UK 1993 Sell This Version
VPD 2008 The Sweet Great Balls Of Fire! (Album) Pseudonym VPD 2008 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
RRCD 171 The Sweet Land Of Hope And Glory(CD, Album) Receiver Records Limited RRCD 171 UK 1993 Sell This Version
SFA-001 The Sweet Live In Denmark 1976 (Album) Not On Label (Sweet Self-Released) SFA-001 US 1998 Sell This Version
8-29421-10332-5, FRM 1033 Sweet* Sweetlife (Album) Delicious Records (5) 8-29421-10332-5, FRM 1033 US 2002 Sell This Version
SWT09 Sweet* 100% Live 2003 (Album) Not On Label (Sweet Self-released) SWT09 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Sweet* Glitz Blitz & 70's Hitz (Album) Not On Label (Sweet Self-released) none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Sweet* Live! In America (Album) Not On Label (Sweet Self-released) none US 2009 Sell This Version
CD5505 Sweet* New York Connection (Album) Not On Label (Sweet Self-released) CD5505 UK 2012 Sell This Version
CD 5506 Sweet* Sweet Fanny Adams Revisited; Recorded Live In 2012(CD, Album, Dig) Not On Label (Sweet Self-released) CD 5506 UK 2013 Sell This Version
SJPCD444 Sweet* Level Headed Tour Rehearsals 1977(CD, Album) Angel Air Records SJPCD444 Europe 2014 Sell This Version