The Sweet

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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.
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38-345, SG 8238 The Sweet Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be(LP, Album) RCA, RCA 38-345, SG 8238 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Sweet Fanny Adams album art The Sweet Sweet Fanny Adams (Album) RCA Victor France 1974 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Desolation Boulevard album art Sweet* Desolation Boulevard (Album) RCA Victor Turkey 1974 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Strung Up album art The Sweet Strung Up (Album, Comp) RCA, RCA Victor Scandinavia 1975 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Give Us A Wink album art Sweet* Give Us A Wink (Album) RCA Victor Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Live In England! album art Sweet* Live In England! (Album) RCA, RCA Victor Italy 1976 Sell This Version
RL 10-76 The Sweet - Give Us A Wink / Starcastle album art Sweet* / Starcastle Sweet* / Starcastle - Give Us A Wink / Starcastle(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 10-76 US 1976 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Off The Record album art The Sweet Off The Record (Album) RCA Victor US 1977 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Level Headed album art Sweet* Level Headed (Album) Polydor Canada 1977 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Cut Above The Rest album art Sweet* Cut Above The Rest (Album) Polydor Austria 1979 Sell This Version
The Sweet - VI album art Sweet* VI (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1980 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Waters Edge album art Sweet* Waters Edge (Album) Polydor Germany 1980 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Identity Crisis album art Sweet* Identity Crisis (Album) Polydor Germany 1982 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Live At The Marquee album art The Sweet Live At The Marquee (Album) SPV Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
RRCD 169 The Sweet - Rock & Roll Disgrace - Live In Japan album art The Sweet Rock & Roll Disgrace - Live In Japan(CD, Album) Receiver Records Limited RRCD 169 UK 1992 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Great Balls Of Fire! album art The Sweet Great Balls Of Fire! (Album) Pseudonym Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
STB-8791 The Sweet - The Sweet Live! album art The Sweet The Sweet Live!(Cass, Album) Starburst Music World STB-8791 Australasia 1993 Sell This Version
The Sweet - Land Of Hope And Glory album art The Sweet Land Of Hope And Glory (Album) Receiver Records Limited UK 1993 Sell This Version
AIM 1041 CD The Sweet - Greatest Hits - Live album art Sweet* Greatest Hits - Live(CD, Album) AIM Records & Tapes Pty. Ltd. AIM 1041 CD Australia 1993 Sell This Version
The Sweet - The Sweet‎ (Live) «Hell Raiser» album art The Sweet The Sweet‎ (Live) «Hell Raiser» (Album) K Point Gold Israel 1994 Sell This Version
The Sweet The Sweet‎ (Live) «Litte Willy» (Album) K Point Gold Czech Republic & Slovakia 1994 Sell This Version
CD 10067 The Sweet - Live album art The Sweet Live(CD, Album) Mastertone CD 10067 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
FLASH 112 The Sweet Hell Raiser(CD, Album) Flash Light FLASH 112 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
MDCD 13 The Sweet - Blockbuster (Live On Stage) album art The Sweet Blockbuster (Live On Stage)(CD, Album) Music De Luxe MDCD 13 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TECW-20412 The Sweet - Live For Today  album art Sweet* Live For Today (CD, Album) Receiver Records Limited TECW-20412 Japan 1997 Sell This Version