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.

Steve Priest passed away on 4 June 2020.
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Albums

SF 8238 The Sweet - Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be album art The Sweet Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be (Album, Comp) RCA SF 8238 UK 1971 Sell This Version
LPK1 5038 The Sweet - Sweet Fanny Adams album art The Sweet Sweet Fanny Adams (Album) RCA Victor LPK1 5038 France 1974 Sell This Version
LPL 1 5080, 577 The Sweet - Desolation Boulevard album art Sweet* Desolation Boulevard (Album) RCA Victor LPL 1 5080, 577 Turkey 1974 Sell This Version
LPK 2-5107, 24.28124 CY, LPK 1-5107, 74.28 403 The Sweet - Strung Up album art Sweet* Strung Up (Album, Comp) RCA, RCA Victor LPK 2-5107, 24.28124 CY, LPK 1-5107, 74.28 403 Scandinavia 1975 Sell This Version
LPL1 5107-1 The Sweet - Live In England! album art Sweet* Live In England! (Album) RCA, RCA Victor LPL1 5107-1 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
LSRCA 78001, RS 1036 The Sweet - Give Us A Wink album art Sweet* Give Us A Wink (Album) RCA Victor LSRCA 78001, RS 1036 Yugoslavia 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
STAO-11636 The Sweet - Off The Record album art The Sweet Off The Record (Album) RCA Victor STAO-11636 US 1977 Sell This Version
SKAO 511744 The Sweet - Level Headed album art Sweet* Level Headed (Album) Polydor SKAO 511744 US 1977 Sell This Version
2302 093 The Sweet - Cut Above The Rest album art Sweet* Cut Above The Rest (Album) Polydor 2302 093 Austria 1979 Sell This Version
2344 154 The Sweet - Waters Edge album art Sweet* Waters Edge (Album) Polydor 2344 154 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
ST 12106 The Sweet - VI album art Sweet* VI (Album) Capitol Records ST 12106 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
3100 548 The Sweet - Waters Edge album art Sweet* Waters Edge(Cass) Polydor 3100 548 1980 Sell This Version
2311 179 The Sweet - Identity Crisis album art Sweet* Identity Crisis (Album) Polydor 2311 179 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
SPV 80-8825 The Sweet - Live At The Marquee album art 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 album art The Sweet Rock & Roll Disgrace - Live In Japan(CD, Album) Receiver Records Limited RRCD 169 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RRCD 171 The Sweet - Land Of Hope And Glory album art The Sweet Land Of Hope And Glory (Album) Receiver Records Limited RRCD 171 UK 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
VPD 2008 The Sweet - Great Balls Of Fire! album art The Sweet Great Balls Of Fire! (Album) Pseudonym VPD 2008 Netherlands 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
1621.1022-2 The Sweet - The Sweet‎ (Live) «Hell Raiser» album art The Sweet The Sweet‎ (Live) «Hell Raiser» (Album) K Point Gold 1621.1022-2 Israel 1994 Sell This Version
1821.1022-2 The Sweet - The Sweet‎ (Live) Litte Williey album art The Sweet The Sweet‎ (Live) Litte Williey (Album) K Point Gold 1821.1022-2 Czech Republic & Slovakia 1994 Sell This Version
CD 10067 The Sweet - Live album art The Sweet Live (Album) Mastertone CD 10067 Germany 1995 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