"Sweet" (referred to as "The Sweet" on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975) were a popular 1970s English band.
Although Sweet were largely known for their glam rock image, and several hit singles - many of them being so-called teenage anthems - they also released several albums throughout a ten year career.
The extent of Sweet's domination of the charts in Europe resulted in eight number one singles in Germany, with pop oriented tunes as "Co-Co", "Little Willy", and "Wig Wam Bam". Sweet's success continued with more rock oriented tunes, such as "Block Buster", "Hell Raiser", "Ballroom Blitz", "Teenage Rampage", "Action" and "Fox On The Run". The group had a world-wide following (achieving 18 top 20 hit singles) and were most notably popular in the UK, Germany, Holland and Australia.
The classic Sweet line-up consisted of vocalist Brian Connolly, drummer Mick Tucker, bassist Steve Priest, and guitarist Andy Scott. Sweet are perhaps best remembered for their glam stage clothing - glitter, platform boots, chain mail shirts, and makeup - practically defining the camp extreme of the glam rock look. Scott would later say it only happened because they needed an...
|years active||1968 – 1981|
|music genre||Pop music|