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The Sweet was an English glam rock band with heyday between 1971 and 1978. The band was formed in 1968 as Sweetshop, later abbreviated to Sweet. The success occupation consisted of Andy Scott (guitar/vocals), Steve Priest (bass/vocals), Brian Connolly (vocals) and Mick Tucker (drums/vocals), of which the first two are still alive.Characteristic of this band is the high harmony vocals.
The Sweet made in the 1970s bubblegum music under the watchful eye of producer duo Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman (Chinnichap, also known from Mud, Suzi Quatro,Smokie, Hot chocolate). Some hits were Funny Funny, Poppa Joe, Wig Wam Bam and Block Buster!. They left Dyna-mite left lying, it was a hit for Mud.
Over time, the emphasis is more on glam rock and hard rock are later on. The cooperation with Chinn/Chapman was broken in 1974 and Sweet took matters into their own hands. With the self-penned song "Fox on the Run ' they scored a big hit in early 1975 . Then it became quieter around the Group and they were somewhat overtaken by the Disco- Punk, New-Waveand craze. However, they scored one last international hit Love is like Oxygen in early 1978. Of melodic hard rock evolves the band to progressive rock in 1978 to then go on to the side of the more pop rock in the 1980s.
Connolly left the band In February 1979 to pursue a solo career. This, however, came not from the ground. The remaining three went to 1982 by as a trio under the name Sweet. Then also gave they threw in the towel.
The band has many single successes internationally known, but album sales went less. Fanny Adams and the albums Give Us A Wink reached the album lists in Britain and the US respectively. In the Netherlands only reached Level Headed LP-top.
In 1986 the Group was re-established with the only original members Scott and Tucker. Priest in the United States now lived and did not want to get involved. Three years later an album Live At The Marquee , including four new studio tracks. During the same period, Connolly formed his own version of The Sweet en.: Brian Connolly and the New Sweet and then under the name BC Sweet.
In 1989 was tried to bring back together the original four. There were even recorded two songs (again). But the chemistry between the four was gone and the project died an early death. Scott and Tucker went through with their version and so did Brian Connolly.
Tucker In 1991 was put out The Sweet (specified reason: health problems, but evil tongues claim a drinking problem). Scott went on under the name Andy Scott's Sweet. As in 2002 Tucker dies, this name changed again in Sweet.
Brian Francis [McManus] Connolly died on 9 February 1997 at 51 years of age. He died of the effects of liver problems and a heart attack, attributed to a chronic alcohol problem. It is said that he most heart attacks has survived of all people. He was cremated after a ceremony in the Most Holy Name Roman Catholic Church in Denham, Buckinghamshire. In Ruislip hangs a plaque in memory of Brian, bijeengespaard by Sweet fans. Brians as is scattered over the water by his adult daughters Nicola and Michelle. He left except his two daughters their mother (his ex-wife), Marilyn, and a two-year-old son, Brian Junior (BJ), and his mother (his girlfriend Jean) behind.
Michael Thomas (Mick) Tucker died at the age of 54 on 14 February 2002 to leukemia in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. He was buried on 25 February 2002 in a grave with no name on the cemeteryChorleywood House Cemetery. The grave is marked by a sleeping Angel. For several years in the grave is a bank with a commemorative plaque. The money for this bank and plaque by the Sweet-brought together fans of www.thesweet.com . The inscription on the plate reads: Mick Tucker, 1947-2002. Remembered by Sweet fans everywhere. Mick left a widow, Janet, and a daughter, Ayston (from his first marriage died in 1979with the Pauline) behind. According to Steve Priest was the most undervalued English drummer Mick Tucker ever.
Andy Scott and his mates rows as The Sweet still the world around and sometimes occasionally bring a cd from (last in 2012: New York Connection, an album with covers of old and new songs).
Steve Priest is also back on the tour since mid-2008 in America and Canada with its own Sweet. The first live album of them is ready.
- Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be, 1971
- Sweet Fanny Adams, 1974
- Desolation Boulevard, 1974
- Strung Up (compilation/live), 1975
- Give Us A Wink, 1976
- Off The Record, 1977
- Level Headed, 1978
- Rock Concert, 1979
- Cut Above The Rest, 1979
- Waters Edge, 1980
- Identity Crisis, 1982
- Live At The Marquee, 1989
- First Recordings 1968-1971 (compilation), 1991
- (A), 1992 (Andy Scott's Sweet)
- Land Of Hope And Glory (live 1976) 1993 (live)
- Live In Japan (live 1976) 1993
- Live At The Rainbow 1973, 1993 (extended CD version of Rock Concert)
- Alive & Giggin'!, 1995 (Andy's Scott's Sweet)
- Platinum Weird (compilation with mostly never released material), 1995
- Berlin Blitz (live 1976), 1997
- Live In Denmark 1976, 1998
- SweetLife, 2002
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|All you'll Ever Get From Me/The Juicer|
|Get On The Line/Mr. McGallagher|
|Funny Funny/you're Not Wrong For Loving Me||3-4-1971||1 (2 wk)||12|
|Co Co/Done Me Wrong All Right||19-6-1971||3||12|
|Alexander Graham Bell/Spotlight||13-11-1971||38||2|
|Poppa Joe/Jeanie||12-2-1972||1 (4wk)||13|
|Little Willy/Man From Mecca||27-5-1972||7||9|
|Wig Wam Bam/New York Connection||23-9-1972||6||14|
|Block Buster!/Need A Lot Of Loving||20-1-1973||1 (4wk)||13|
|The ballroom blitz/Rock And Roll Disgrace||29-9-1973||4||8|
|Teenage rampage/Own Up Take A Look At Yourself||26-1-1974||11||6|
|The six teens/Burn On The Flame||27-7-1974||7||12|
|Turn It Down/Someone Else Will|
|Fox on the Run/Miss Demeanor||5-4-1975||2||10|
|Lies in Your Eyes/Cockroach||14-2-1976||9||7|
|Lost Angels/Funk It Up|
|Fever Of Love/A Distinct Lack Of Ancient|
|Stairway To The Stars/Why Don't You Do It To Me|
|Love is Like Oxygen/Cover Girl||4-2-1978||16||5|
|California Nights/Show Me The Way|
|Call Me/Why Don't You|
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
|' 99||' 00||' 01||' 02||' 03||' 04||' 05||' 06||' 07||' 08||' 09||' 10||' 11||' 12||' 13|
|Block Buster (1973)||-||289||199||879||653||591||613||1124||1610||832||1787||1652||-||1954||-|
|Fox On The Run (1975)||566||194||125||491||497||561||507||837||1429||671||1405||1472||1745||1669||1739|
|Funny Funny (1971)||1369||-||275||-||1536||1648||1557||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Little Willy (1972)||-||613||-||-||1525||1688||1739||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Love Is Like Oxygen (1978)||-||236||-||713||590||649||713||1008||1772||912||1661||1695||1827||-||-|
|Poppa Joe (1972)||1038||491||113||1260||915||978||1019||1255||1962||1122||1890||1926||-||-||-|
|The Ballroom Blitz (1973)||-||179||-||531||553||645||772||1074||1254||843||1492||1527||1512||-||1565|
|The Six Teens (1974)||691||192||-||-||-||-||816||1149||1493||1542||1510||1562||1996||-||1997|