The Sweet epitomised the UK 70s Glam Rock movement with their trademark glitter and glam make-up. The Sweet were also a force to be reckoned with in pure rock music terms too. The Hits stand the test of time and the current line-up with original guitarist Andy Scott still keep the audiences shouting for more!
Andy Scott/The Missing Links
Andy was about fifteen when he joined his first “Rock” band, The Missing Links. They were basically a rhythm and blues band covering
everything from Chuck Berry to the Rolling Stones. The music was louder, brasher and to use an expression of the era – “cool”.
Looking back at the photos he can categorically say that they weren’t dedicated followers of fashion but once on stage they certainly
knew how to get a crowd going. The Missing Links allowed him to express himself and probably helped him as a musician to break out
of the normal boundaries.
The band were:
Guitarist: Barry Morris
Bass Guitar: Andy Scott
Drummer: Stuart Fraser
Vocalist: Pete Barker
Guitarist :Derek Williams
They were managed by a guy called Tony who
is in the black collar-less suit in the centre of the photo below. Andy was only in the band for about 6 months before he
moved on to the Silverstone Set.