STEVE PRIEST DEAD AT 72

News 05/06/2020

Steve Priest, the bassist of rock band The Sweet, has died at the age of 72.

The band announced the musician had passed away on Thursday morning, in a statement issued on their Facebook page.

Priest and Scott formed The Sweet in London in 1968, alongside lead singer Brian Connolly, who died in 1997, and drummer Mick Tucker who died in 2002.

The band scored 13 Top 20 hits in the 1970s, including number one single ‘Block Buster!’ in 1973, ‘The Ballroom Blitz’ that same year, and ‘Fox On The Run’ in 1975.

We at the Sound like to extend our sincere condolences to Steve’s family and friends.