Sweet, The

Also known as "The Sweet Set", Ансамбль Свит, Дъ Суийт, Свит, Rowser Sweet, Sweet
Members of Sweet, The: Andy Scott (2), Brian Connolly, Bruce Bisland, Jeff Brown (5), Mick Tucker, Paul Mario Day, Peter Lincoln, Phil Lanzon, Steve Grant (5), Steve Priest, Stuart Smith (3), Tony O'Hora
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Discography of Sweet, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Teenage Rampage 2 Audio 1974
2 Love Is Like Oxygen 2 Audio 1977 Polydor
3 Desolation Boulevard 10 Audio 1975-11-00 Capitol Records
4 Hell Raiser 2 Audio 1973 RCA
5 The Ballroom Blitz / Rock & Roll Disgrace 2 Audio
6 Most Famous Hits: The Album 36 Audio 2004-03-29 Surpr!se
7 Fox On The Run 2 Audio 1975-03-00 RCA Victor
8 Block Buster / Need A Lot Of Lovin' 2 Audio 1973 RCA Victor
9 Funny, Funny 2 Audio 1971 RCA Victor
10 Trans Europe Express / Funk It Up 2 Audio 2005 Collectables
11 Poppa Joe / Jeanie 2 Audio 1972-02-00
12 UhHuh / Oxygen 2 Audio 2005 Eighties Ripoff Artists
13 Hell Raiser 2 Audio 1973-04-00 RCA Victor
14 Ballroom Blitz 2 Audio 1974
15 Action 2 Audio 1975 RCA
16 Slow Motion / It´s Lonely Out There 2 Audio 1968-07-00 Fontana
17 Lollipop Man 2 Audio 1969 Cornet
18 Strung Up 19 Audio 1975
19 Action 2 Audio 1975 RCA Victor
20 The Six Teens 2 Audio 1974
21 Peppermint Twist 2 Audio 1974 RCA Victor
22 The Ballroom Blitz 2 Audio 1973
23 Fox On The Run 2 Audio 1975 RCA Victor
24 Teenage Rampage 2 Audio 1974
25 The Collection 19 Audio 1990 Castle Communications
26 Co-Co 2 Audio 1971
27 Poppa Joe 2 Audio RCA Victor
28 The Golden Greats 12 Audio 1977
29 Blockbusters 14 Audio 1989 RCA
30 The Six Teens 2 Audio 1974-06-00
31 The Lies In Your Eyes 2 Audio 1976-02-00
32 Give Us A Wink 8 Audio 1976 RCA Victor
33 Wig Wam Bam / Co Co 2 Audio 1988 Old Gold (2)
34 Wig-Wam Bam 2 Audio 1972
35 The Six Teens 2 Audio 1974
36 The Ballroom Blitz & More Sweet Hits 20 Audio 1992
37 Teenage Rampage 2 Audio 1974-00-00 RCA Victor
38 Castle Masters Collection 17 Audio 1990 Castle Communications
39 Fox On The Run / Burn On The Flame 2 Audio 1975 Capitol Records
40 Give Us A Wink 9 Audio 1976 Capitol Records
41 Co-Co 2 Audio 1971 RCA Victor
42 Hell Raiser / Burning 2 Audio 1973
43 The Golden Greats 12 Audio 1977
44 Fever Of Love 2 Audio 1977
45 Turn It Down 2 Audio 1974 RCA Victor
46 Funk It Up (David's Song) 2 Audio 1977 Capitol Records
47 Sweet 2th - The Wigwam-Willy Mix 8 Audio 1985 Anagram Records
48 Blockbuster! / Hellraiser! / Ballroom Blitz 3 Audio 1991 Old Gold (2)
49 Off The Record 9 Audio 1977 RCA Victor
50 Ballroom Blitz 2 Audio 1974 Capitol Records


The nucleus of The Sweet came together in 1966, when drummer Michael Thomas Tucker (b. 17 July 1947, Harlesden, London, England) and vocalist Brian Francis Connolly (b. 5 October 1945, Hamilton, Scotland) played together in Wainwright's Gentlemen, a small-time club circuit band whose repertoire comprised a mixture of Motown, R&B and psychedelia. The pair broke away to form Sweetshop, later shortened to just Sweet, with Steve Norman Priest (b. 23 February 1950, Hayes, Middlesex) on bass and Frank Torpey on guitar. After releasing four unsuccessful singles on Fontana and EMI, Torpey was replaced by first Mick Stewart, and then Mick by Andrew David Scott (b. 30 June 1949, Wrexham, Wales) and the new line-up signed to RCA. The band were introduced to the writing partnership of Chinn and Chapman, who were to provide the band with a string of hit singles.However, the band were writing their own hard-rock numbers on the b-sides of these hits. The group's determinedly effete, glam-rock image was reinforced by a succession of Top 10 hits.

The Sweet in 1974 recorded the album Sweet Fanny Adams without the assistance of Chinn and Chapman. The album charted at number 27, but disappeared again after just two weeks. As The Sweet became more of an albums band, the hit singles began to dry up. Following a move to Polydor, they cut four albums with each release making less impact than its predecessor.

Since 1982, various incarnations of the band have appeared from time to time, with up to two of the original members in any one line-up. In 1992 two versions of the band - [a=Andy Scott's Sweet] & [A=Brian Connolly Sweet] - began regularly touring and gigging. In 1997, Brian Connolly died in hospital from a muscular disorder. Andy Scott continues to tour with his version of The Sweet.


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