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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.

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History[Edit]Edit

The Sweet made in the 1970s bubblegum music under the watchful eye of producer duo Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman (Chinnichap, also known from MudSuzi Quatro,SmokieHot chocolate). Some hits were Funny FunnyPoppa JoeWig 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 DiscoPunkNew-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.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

  • 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

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
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
Hell Raiser/Burning 12-5-1973 4 8
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
Action/Sweet F.A. 19-7-1975 6 7
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

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

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
Action (1975) - 361 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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

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