Steve Priest, Bassist & Vocalist For The Sweet, R.I.P.

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  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Steve Priest, Bassist & Vocalist For The Sweet, R.I.P.

    Steve Priest, founding bassist and singer for “Ballroom Blitz” glam rock band The Sweet, died Thursday at the age of 72. Priest’s family confirmed his death on social media Thursday. No cause of death was revealed, but guitarist Andy Scott — the last surviving member of the band’s classic lineup — said “his health was failing” recently.

    “It is with a heavy heart that we announce at 8:25 a.m. PT today, Steve Priest, founding member of The Sweet, passed away,” Priest’s family tweeted. “He is survived by his wife, Maureen, three daughters, Lisa, Danielle & Maggie and 3 grandchildren, Jordan, Jade & Hazel.”

    “He was the best bass player I ever played with. The noise we made as a band was so powerful,” Scott added in a separate statement. “From that moment in the summer of 1970 when set off on our Musical Odyssey the world opened up and the rollercoaster ride started! He eventually followed his heart and moved to the USA. First New York then LA. Rest in Peace brother. All my love.”

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  2. One couldn't get away from Sweet growing up within my generation. Some of their stuff actually aged better than I would've expected.

    Thank you and R.I. P. to Mr. Priest.
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  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999