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 Tracks


The Sweet Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be (Album, Comp) RCA Germany 1971 Sell This Version
The Sweet Sweet Fanny Adams (Album) RCA Victor New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
The Sweet Desolation Boulevard (Album) RCA Victor Turkey 1974 Sell This Version
The Sweet Strung Up (Album, Comp) RCA, RCA Victor Scandinavia 1975 Sell This Version
Sweet* Give Us A Wink (Album) RCA Victor Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
Sweet* Live In England! (Album) RCA, RCA Victor Italy 1976 Sell This Version
RL 10-76 Sweet* / Starcastle Sweet* / Starcastle - Give Us A Wink / Starcastle(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 10-76 US 1976 Sell This Version
Sweet* Off The Record (Album) RCA Victor Germany 1977 Sell This Version
Sweet* Level Headed (Album) Polydor Canada 1977 Sell This Version
Sweet* Cut Above The Rest (Album) Polydor Austria 1979 Sell This Version
SO-11929 4XO-11929 8XO-11929 The Sweet The Sweet Box (LP, Promo + 4-Trk, Promo + 8-Trk, Promo) Capitol Records SO-11929 4XO-11929 8XO-11929 US 1979 Sell This Version
Sweet* VI (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Sweet* Waters Edge (Album) Polydor Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Sweet* Identity Crisis (Album) Polydor Germany 1982 Sell This Version
The Sweet Live At The Marquee (Album) SPV Records 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
The Sweet Great Balls Of Fire! (Album) Pseudonym Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
STB-8791 The Sweet The Sweet Live!(Cass, Album) Starburst Music World STB-8791 Australasia 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
AIM 1041 CD 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) Kpoint Israel 1994 Sell This Version
1821.1022-2 The Sweet The Sweet‎ (Live) «Litte Willy»(CD, Album, Gol) K Point Gold 1821.1022-2 Czech Republic & Slovakia 1994 Sell This Version
1821-1022-2 The Sweet (Live) Little Willie(CD, Album) K Point 1821-1022-2 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
HP 93462 The Sweet In Concert(CD) Digimode Ltd. HP 93462 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
CD 10067 The Sweet Live(CD, Album) Mastertone CD 10067 Germany 1995 Sell This Version