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RIP Steve Priest, Bassist for The Sweet (1948-2020)

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RIP Steve Priest, Bassist for The Sweet (1948-2020)

Steve Priest, Bassist for The Sweet, best known for glam rock anthem Ballroom Blitz, dies at 72 due to unspecified causes.

https://deadline.com/2020/06/steve-p...un-1202951571/

Apparently he had been having health issues for a while. He looks terrible in the 2019 clip.

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They were a cool band. Desolation Boulevard was a regular occupant of my CD player after college when I discovered them in the early 90's.
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I really love The Sweet. Sure I got drawn in by Fox on the Run and Ballroom Blitz, but as I went deeper into their catalog, I liked them even more. Wig Wam Bam, one of the dumbest songs ever recorded, is just a damn good time. RIP, Steve.
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Not a fan but Love is Like Oxygen is one of my favorite songs. Bought greatest hits cd just for it. Brings back memories of summer'78 when the song was in heavy rotation with Wheel in The Sky, Life's Been Good and Hot Blooded on FM radio.
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Re: RIP Steve Priest, Bassist for The Sweet (1948-2020)

Originally Posted by Paff View Post
I really love The Sweet. Sure I got drawn in by Fox on the Run and Ballroom Blitz, but as I went deeper into their catalog, I liked them even more. Wig Wam Bam, one of the dumbest songs ever recorded, is just a damn good time. RIP, Steve.
I was just going to post something similar they have a ton of great songs. I just started getting into them and realized I knew many more songs than I thought I did.

RIP Steve.
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Re: RIP Steve Priest, Bassist for The Sweet (1948-2020)

I bought the CD of Sweet's greatest hits. They were a really fun band.
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Re: RIP Steve Priest, Bassist for The Sweet (1948-2020)

That YouTube clip won't play for me.
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Re: RIP Steve Priest, Bassist for The Sweet (1948-2020)

Sweet was a great band. Starting off as a bubblegum Power Pop band (and a really good one at that), and morphing into something heavier and more substantial - but still melodic and dynamic - Sweet was groundbreaking.

And Priest was a big part of that.
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Are you ready, Steve?

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