Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

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Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by ElectroClaret » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:11 am

Founder member of the glam rockers Sweet, Steve Priest has died aged 72.
I remember seeing the late Brian Connolly, the lead singer of Sweet on stage
at the old Martholme Grange, but don't think that was the Sweet, they'd
probably disbanded by then.

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by Silkyskills1 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:39 am

'Are you ready,Steve? Let's go'. Colourful group with a colourful history.

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:46 am

Ballroom Blitz was the first single I ever had, sad news.
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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by Svenster » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:51 am

'Teenage Rampage', one of their best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aja7Ixj3-w0
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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by Stayingup » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:59 am

ElectroClaret wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:11 am
Founder member of the glam rockers Sweet, Steve Priest has died aged 72.
I remember seeing the late Brian Connolly, the lead singer of Sweet on stage
at the old Martholme Grange, but don't think that was the Sweet, they'd
probably disbanded by then.
If I remeber correctly they played at Bank Hall Miners club one Sunday.

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by tiger76 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:28 am

Before my time, so the only one of their hits i know is this classic.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F4ZKAM-6s0

RIP Steve
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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by Herts Clarets » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:06 pm

Best known for their glam rock era hits written by Chinn and Chapman but if you listened to some of their b sides and album tracks, their material was a lot heavier. Fox on the run is one of my faves and the later Love is like Oxygen is a very good song. RIP Steve
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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by beddie » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:31 pm

Another part of my teenage years passes. I use to love his colourful outfits and who could forget the make up and of course the expressions with it. RIP Steve.

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by Jimmymaccer » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:31 pm

My childhood time...........

Top of The Pops eagerly awaited in them days.......in colour as well!

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by houseboy » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:13 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Best known for their glam rock era hits written by Chinn and Chapman but if you listened to some of their b sides and album tracks, their material was a lot heavier. Fox on the run is one of my faves and the later Love is like Oxygen is a very good song. RIP Steve
The B sides were definitely heavier and away from the C & C hits they were a damn decent rock and.

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by Stalbansclaret » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:07 pm

Blockbuster was the first single I ever bought...at Almaine Records at the top of Windy bank in Colne. Teenage Rampage and Ballroom Blitz absolute corkers too. Lauren Laverne had some comment from a listener on her show this morning who knew their tour manager when they visited Australia and apparently behaved like true wild men of rock, trashing hotel rooms etc

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by ElectroClaret » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:53 pm

Love Is Like Oxygen and Fox On The Run are two great songs.

They were very good back in the day.

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by durhamclaret » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:27 pm

A true "Hellraiser, thanks for the memories Steve, RIP

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by dougcollins » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:34 pm

He just didn't have a clue what to do.

(Though he may have had other vocal contributions.)

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:41 am

dougcollins wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:34 pm
He just didn't have a clue what to do.

(Though he may have had other vocal contributions.)
Blockbuster - One of my karaoke classics, after a couple of shandys obviously.

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by Vino blanco » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:32 pm

Brian Connolly, lead singer with the Sweet, was the step brother of Mark McManus of Taggart fame.

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by Wile E Coyote » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:00 pm

Vino blanco wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:32 pm
Brian Connolly, lead singer with the Sweet, was the step brother of Mark McManus of Taggart fame.
my uncle is married the woman who used to be married to the bloke that played the pathologist in taggart.

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Re: Not So Sweet....Steve Priest Dies

Post by HB Claret » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:04 pm

She could kill you with a wink of her eye - The Sweet were my first favourite group and I have a live album which is a great hard rock album.

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