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Offline GillE

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Steve Priest
« on: June 05, 2020, 19:19 »
I doubt many here will be particularly grief-stricken by the passing of Steve Priest, bassist with the Sweet, but the first 45 I ever bought was by the Sweet and I still like their music.   Given a different management team they could have become a world-wide phenomenon in the style of Queen.

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Re: Steve Priest
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 19:47 »
That's very sad news.  Sweet was my favourite group growing up in the 70s and I still listen to their stuff regularly now.  They were very much more than their hit singles portrayed, and were in fact a very talented rock band who's material still sounds fresh today. 

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Re: Steve Priest
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 21:24 »
Who would not like Sweet?  They were a breath of fresh air when they came on the scene.   :rip: Steve Priest. 
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Re: Steve Priest
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 22:58 »
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I really liked the Sweet as well, as Simon mentions good memories of the 70's. I must admit though I thought he'd died a while ago. I'm losing track  :blush:

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Re: Steve Priest
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 00:02 »
Brian Connolly (singer) died in 1997 and drummer Mick Tucker in 2002.  Steve Priest was still performing live up to quite recently, but he had to play sitting down.  Unfortunately, I don't think he's been in the best of health for some time, and in recent photos looked like he weighed about 25 stone.
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Re: Steve Priest
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 11:34 »
Brian Connolly (singer) died in 1997 and drummer Mick Tucker in 2002.  Steve Priest was still performing live up to quite recently, but he had to play sitting down.  Unfortunately, I don't think he's been in the best of health for some time, and in recent photos looked like he weighed about 25 stone.

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Re: Steve Priest
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2020, 13:25 »
I remember the music teacher at school, Mr Miller, playing (of a fashion) "Teenage Rampage" on the piano, while we all sang to it in about 1975 or 1976!

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Re: Steve Priest
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2020, 15:54 »
Andy Scott lived just down the road from me, his parents had a newspaper shop. I remember him on the local circuit playing for the Forewinds and later the Silvertones. Our paths crossed many times on the local circuit and then I went on to the club circuit in Liverpool and Manchester and he went on to stardom with the Sweet.  8-)
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