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Sweet (originally The Sweet) is a British rock band that rose to prominence as one of the main glam rock acts in the 1970s, with the original line-up consisting of Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Frank Torpey, and Mick Tucker. Torpey was later replaced by Mick Stewart and then by Andy Scott in August 1970.
During the early years of 1971 and 1972, Sweet's musical style followed a marked progression from the Archies-like bubblegum style of the first hit, "Funny Funny", to a Who-influenced heavy rock style supplemented by a striking use of high-pitched backing vocals. The band achieved notable success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, five reaching number 2 and one, "Block Buster!", reaching number 1.
Sweet membership has undergone a number of changes, and during different periods Scott, Connolly and Priest also each formed their own "Sweet", resulting in the separate bandsSteve Priest's Sweet and Andy Scott's Sweet, BC Sweet.
Connolly died in 1997, and Tucker in 2002.
Two of the bands are still in existence: the U.S. version of The Sweet, founded by original bass player Steve Priest, and the U.K. version of The Sweet, featuring Andy Scott.
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Steve Priest's Sweet website
Andy Scott's personal website
* (1971) Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be
* (1974) Sweet Fanny Adams
* (1974) Desolation Boulevard
* (1975) Strung Up
* (1976) Give Us a Wink
* (1977) Off the Record
* (1978) Level Headed
* (1979) Cut Above the Rest
* (1980) Waters Edge
* (1982) Identity Crisis
* (1989) Live At The Marquee
* (1998) Live in Denmark 1976
* (1999) Live at the Rainbow 1973
* (2002) Sweetlife
* (2002) Firsrt Recordings 1968-1971
* (2009) Action: The Sweet Anthology
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