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Sweet (referred to as The Sweet on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975) were a popular -era British band. Although largely known for their 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 songs such as “Co Co”, “Little Willy”, and “Wig Wam Bam”.

Sweet’s success continued with more and 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.

The group’s members are perhaps best remembered for their very ‘glam’ outfits, featuring a lot of glitter, platform boots, chain mail shirts, and plenty of makeup. The group practically defining the camp extreme of the look, Andy Scott would later say it only happened because they needed an excuse to meet ‘Top of the Pops’ dancers Pan’s People and reasoned that going to the make-up room a lot was a good method of doing so.

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