The Sweet personified the Glam Rock era of the 1970s in the UK, showcasing their distinctive glitter and glam makeup. Beyond their iconic visual style, The Sweet also wielded significant influence in the realm of pure rock music. Their timeless hits continue to resonate, and the present lineup, featuring the original guitarist Andy Scott, consistently leaves audiences clamoring for an encore!
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.