The Sweet
The Sweet

The Sweet

About The Sweet

Taking inspiration from rockers like The Who and bubblegum acts such as The Monkees, The Sweet were one of the definitive glam rock bands of the ’70s.

∙ Originally founded in 1968 as Sweetshop, the group gained international attention with the hit “Funny Funny,” which appeared on their 1971 debut album, Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be.
∙ The Sweet embraced a heavier sound beginning with the 1973 single “Block Buster!,” which earned them their first and only No. 1 UK hit single.
∙ Released in 1973, “The Ballroom Blitz” immortalized an infamous concert where they were booed offstage and became a massive crossover hit in the US and Canada.
∙ They reached their popular peak in 1974 with two Gold-certified albums—Sweet Fanny Adams and Desolation Boulevard—that established them as global glam-rock stars.
∙ Before disbanding in 1981, The Sweet released more than 20 Top 40 hits in over 15 countries and sold 35 million albums worldwide.
∙ Featured in 2016’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, their iconic single “Fox on the Run” from 1974 topped the iTunes’ Rock chart and introduced a new generation to their music.

  • ORIGIN
    London, England
  • FORMED
    1968

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