The Sweet North America. Gummerus, ISBN Viitattu 2. Viitattu 1. In America thesweetband. Wikimedia Commonsissa on kuvia tai muita tiedostoja aiheesta Sweet. Andy Scottin johtama Sweet vuonna The band performed at the Marquee Club in London in February , with the shows recorded and gaining release a few years later, bolstered by four new studio tracks including a cover of the Motown standard " Reach Out I'll Be There ".
This line-up also toured Australian and New Zealand pubs and clubs for more than three months in and for a similar period again in Singer Paul Mario Day ended up marrying the band's Australian tour guide and relocating downunder. He continued with Sweet commuting back and forth to Europe for the group's tours until this proved to be too cumbersome. He departed in late As McNulty moved into the front man spot, Jeff Brown came in to take over bass early in Lanzon too went back and forth between Sweet and Uriah Heep during before Heep's schedule grew too busy.
Tucker departed after a show in Lochau , Austria , on 5 May He later was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. They recorded an album during this period, simply titled A.
Before the band embarked on the supporting tour for A in , Bodo left and Bisland returned as permanent percussionist. Scott changed the band's name to 'Andy Scott's Sweet' after Tucker's departure but truncated it to simply 'The Sweet' once again after Tucker's death in Mal McNulty , now lead vocalist, departed in , though he would return briefly that year to fill in for Jeff Brown on bass as he would again in as lead singer for a few dates while Rocky Newton subbed on bass.
Sweet's former keyboard men Gary Moberley and Ian Gibbons also did fill-in jaunts with the group that year, as did Chris Goulstone. Chad Brown ex- Lionheart ; no relation to Jeff was the new front man. Glitz Blitz and Hitz , a new studio album of re-recorded Sweet hits, was released during this period. In Mann left to take a job in television and Gibbons came back for a short time before Steve Grant ex- The Animals became the permanent keyboardist.
When Chad Brown quit in after developing a throat infection, Jeff Brown assumed lead vocals and bass duties. After this, the band was stable again for the next five years. The mids would bring further confusing shake-ups and rotations. Ian Gibbons came back for a third stint as fill-in keyboardist in June for a gig in the Faroe Islands.
O'Hora decided to split to take a teaching job in late Tony Mills ex- Shy was slated to be Sweet's new singer in early but failed to work out and left after six shows in Denmark. The line-up then consisted of Scott, Bisland, Grant and Lincoln. March saw the U. In the group played in Germany, Belgium, Austria and Italy. The tour was called the 'Sweet Fanny Adams Tour'. In March and April , Scott was absent from a couple of gigs due to ill health and Martin Mickels stood in.
Scott revealed later that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was treated at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. After a course of treatment and rest, he was back to full touring fitness. In the band played at venues in Europe and back at Bilston in October. Also in , Tony O'Hora came back to the group, this time as keyboardist, after Grant departed. In March the band released a new album New York Connection. Recorded in England, it comprised 11 cover versions, including the single "Join Together" and one revamped original recording; the B-side "New York Connection".
Shows in Perth , Adelaide , Hobart , Geelong , Melbourne and Sydney featured tracks from the new album for the first time. In June it was revealed that the band were going on an extensive tour of the UK in late and that this tour would probably be their last.
For the summer tour dates, Paul Manzi returned to sub for Peter Lincoln who left this online message to the fans: "There have been a few rumours going around this weekend, so.
The short explanation for my absence is that I need to rest my voice for a few weeks. I look forward to being back on stage very soon. Pete Lincoln duly resumed his role in the band and they continued with extensive live dates, known as the "Finale" tour in Germany. In Brian Connolly formed a new version of the Sweet without any of the other original members. His most successful concerts were in West Germany, before and after reunification. During , Connolly met up again with Frank Torpey.
Torpey later explained in interviews Connolly was trying to get a German recording deal. The two got on very well and Torpey subsequently invited Connolly to go into the recording studio with him, as an informal project. After much trepidation, Connolly turned up and the track "Sharontina" was recorded. This recording would not be released until , appearing on Frank Torpey's album Sweeter. By July , plans were made for Connolly and his band to tour Australia in November. During the long flight to Australia, Connolly's health had suffered and he was hospitalised in Adelaide Hospital, allegedly for dehydration and related problems.
The rest of the band played a show in Adelaide without him. After being released from the hospital, Connolly joined the other band members in Melbourne for a gig at the Pier Hotel, in Frankston. After several other shows, including one at the Dingley Powerhouse, Connolly and his band played a final date at Melbourne's Greek Theatre.
It was felt Connolly's health was sufficient reason for the tour not to be extended, and some of the planned dates were abandoned. During the early s, Connolly played the European "oldies" circuit and occasional outdoor festivals in Europe with his band. On 22 March , a heavy duty tape recorder was stolen from the band's van whilst at a gig in the Bristol Hippodrome with Mud. It contained demos of four new songs, totalling about 20 mixes.
Legal problems were going on in the background over the use of the Sweet name between Connolly and Andy Scott. Both parties agreed to distinguish their group's names to help promoters and fans. In , Connolly and his band played in Dubai. He appeared at the Galleria Theatre, Hyatt Regency.
He also performed in Bahrain. By this time Connolly had healed the differences with Steve Priest and Mick Tucker, and was invited to the wedding of Priest's eldest daughter, Lisa. At the private function, for which Priest specially flew back to England, Priest and Connolly performed together. In , Connolly released a new album entitled Let's Go. His partner Jean, whom he had met a few years earlier, gave birth to a son. Connolly also performed in Switzerland that year.
On 2 November British TV Network Channel 4 aired a programme Don't Leave Me This Way , which examined Connolly's time as a pop star with the Sweet, the subsequent decline in the band's popularity, and its impact on Connolly and the other band members.
The show revealed Connolly's ill health but also that he was continuing with his concert dates at Butlins. Connolly and his band had appeared at Butlins a number of times on tour during the early s. He enlisted a guitarist Stuart Smith and L.
Front-man and vocalist Joe Retta was brought in to round out the line-up. Sign In Register. Artist: The Sweet. Mama let me out on a saturday night, she said now Go out and get her go and hold her tight I said now Mama, you don't understand Ev'ry time I touch her hand It's like I'm burning in the fires of hell And if I hold her too long You never can tell what'll happen to me I wouldn't want you to see Look out She's a hell raiser, star chaser, trail blazer Natural born raver, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah She's a hell raiser, star chaser, trail blazer Natural born raver, yeah, yeah, yeah Look out!
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Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Murray Robinson also left Guitars Incorporated at the same time but was grounded by his parents for a while because he was starting to fall behind with his school work.
All the gigs were in This line-up lasted a couple of months until Andy left to join The Forewinds. At this time, according to Murray, Andy had become known as one of the best bass players in the area plus he could also play guitar. He was often called by other bands to stand in for missing members due to holiday or sickness. This came about after the Strangers had a bust-up backstage and they were all in the audience and got up to play as a scratch band!
Whilst Andy was playing with various bands, his friend Murray Robinson had now joined The Silverstone Set and by the summer of the bass guitarist position had become available.
Murray suggested that Andy would be a good replacement. He made his very first television appearance not long after joining the group.Alive & Giggin'! Hell Raiser AC/DC X-Ray Specs Sweet F.A. The Six Teens Burn On The Flame Cockroach Action Love Is Like Oxygen Set Me Free Blockbuster Teenage Rampage Introduction Fox On The Run Ballroom Blitz Original Release on Pseudonym Records Produced by Andy Scott Co-produced by Steve Mann.