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Sweet (referred to as The Sweet on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975) were a popular 70s-era British rock band. Although largely known for their glam rock image, having outlandish costumes on and off the stage, and several hit singles— many of them being so-called teenage anthems— Sweet also released several acclaimed albums in their initial ten year career. The extent of the band’s domination of the European charts resulted in eight number one singles in Germany, Sweet playing upbeat pop songs such as “Co Co”, “Little Willy”, and “Wig Wam Bam”.

Sweet’s success continued with more glam rock and power pop oriented tunes, such as “Blockbuster”, “Hellraiser”, “Ballroom Blitz”, “Teenage Rampage”, and “Fox on the Run”, which showed that the band had an arena-friendly side reminiscent of contemporaries such as The Who. Sweet had a world-wide following, clocking up no less than 18 top 20 hit singles, and the guys were most notably popular in Australia, Germany, and most especially their native U.K. The classic Sweet line-up consisted of vocalist Brian Connolly, drummer Mick Tucker, bassist Steve Priest, and guitarist Andy Scott

Sweet were formed in 1968 and achieved their first hit "Funny Funny" in 1971 after teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and record producer Phil Wainman. During 1971 and 1972, their musical style followed a marked progression from the Archies-like bubblegum style of "Funny Funny" to a Who-influenced hard 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, with "Block Buster!" (1973) topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in "Hell Raiser" (1973), "The Ballroom Blitz" (1973) and "Teenage Rampage" (1974). The band turned to more Hard Rock style with their mid-career singles like 1974's "Turn It Down". Their first self-written and produced single, "Fox on the Run" (1975), also reached number two on the UK charts. These results were topped in West Germany and other countries on the European mainland, where the band was very popular.

The Sweet had their last Top 10 hit in 1978 with "Love Is Like Oxygen". Connolly left the group in 1979 to start a solo career and the remaining members continued as a threesome until disbanding in 1981.

From the mid-1980s, Scott, Connolly and Priest each played with their own versions of Sweet at different times. Connolly died in 1997 and Tucker in 2002. The two surviving members are still active in their respective versions of the band; Scott's is based in the United Kingdom and Priest's in the United States.

Sweet was a popular 1970s British glam rock band.
Sweet's origins go back to 1965, with UK soul band "Wainwright's Gentlemen", which included drummer Mick Tucker and vocalist Ian Gillan.
In March 1971, "Funny Funny" became their first international hit, climbing to the Top 20 on man
In May and June 2008, Sweet were part of the "Glitz Blitz & 70s Hitz" tour of the UK alongside The Rubettes and Showaddywaddy.y of the world's charts.

 

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