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In memory of Steve Priest

The outrageous Sweet bassist sadly passed away June 4th, 2020 Stephen Norman Priest was born in Hayes, Middlesex on 23 February 1948 He was cartoonish – once warned by David Bowie to tone down his makeup – and ‘built like a hod-carrier’, but

 

In memory of Mick Tucker

Mick died in hospital at 11.35am the 14th of February 2002. He had become unwell the Friday before and had informed friends he was going to see the doctor, but was then admitted to hospital on Saturday February 9th – a day

 

“We want Sweet, we want Sweet”

Posted On 23 Dec 2019 at 4:58 pm By : Nick Linazasoro Sweet live at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea 21.12.19 Legendary 70’s glam rock icons Sweet offered up the perfect Christmas gift for their UK fans, with an 18-date nationwide tour, which tonight included a

 

Andy Scott interview by Mike Ragogna

MR: Andy, How the heck are you?  AS: I’m absolutely fine, how’s the weather?  MR: Well, today it’s a little rainy.  AS: What you think of rain, we’ve had here…real rain, you know?  MR: Oh, then you’re calling from Britain?  AS: Yes, definitely.  MR: You’re always on tour

 

Why did Brian leave Sweet

Brian Connolly

On 23rd February 1979 it was announced that Brian Connolly had left Sweet, to pursue a solo career. It came as quite a shock for many fans. Connolly and the Sweet had just had a top ten single in the UK with

 

Line Ups

1968 Mick Tucker, Steve Priest, Frank Torpey, Brian Connolly 1969 Brian Connolly, Mick Stewart, Steve Priest, Mick Tucker 1970 Brian Connolly, Mick Tucker, Andy Scott, Steve Priest 1979 Andy Scott, Steve Priest, Mick Tucker 1985 Mal McNulty, Phil Lanzon, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker, Paul

 

In memory of Brian Connolly

Brian Connolly was born in Hamilton, Scotland on the 5th October 1945. He was adopted at the age of two and went by the name Brian McManus until he was 18, when he discovered that he was adopted and changed his surname

 

Year by year

January 26th, 1968 Sweetshop were formed Friday the 26th January 1968, in a meet at the Swan (Mick Tucker, Brian Connolly, Frank Torpey) Ruislip. Nearly a week later Thursday 1st of February Steve Priest joined ! Frank was sacked from Wainrights Gentlemen,

 

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