Steve Priest

Bassist For Sweet
Born Feb 23, 1948

Steve Priest is a founding member and bass player/backing vocalist of the glam rock band Sweet.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Priest.


1948 Birth Born on February 23, 1948.


1968 20 Years Old In January 1968, Priest was invited to form a four-piece band with vocalist Brian Connolly, drummer Mick Tucker, and guitarist Frank Torpey (b. 30 April 1947, Kilburn, North West London) – the band that was to become The Sweet. … Read More


1979 31 Years Old After Brian Connolly left the Sweet in early 1979, Priest became the main singer. … Read More
1981 33 Years Old On 18 June 1981, he remarried, this time to his current wife Maureen (née O'Connor), who was then East Coast Director of Publicity and Artist Relations for Capitol/EMI Records in New York. … Read More
1985 37 Years Old Invited in 1985 by former bandmate Andy Scott to reform The Sweet, Steve Priest declined. … Read More


1988 40 Years Old Priest did, however, go into a demo session in Los Angeles with the other members of the original Sweet in 1988, with Mike Chapman producing, to see if a studio album and reformation were possible. … Read More
1994 46 Years Old In 1994, Priest published his autobiography, Are You Ready Steve?, the title of which is taken from the intro to The Sweet's The Ballroom Blitz when Brian Connolly counts in the song with, "Are you ready Steve? … Read More


2006 58 Years Old Alright fellas, let's gooooo!", and in 2006, he released a CD entitled Priest's Precious Poems.


2008 60 Years Old In January 2008, Priest formed a new version of the Sweet, not related to Andy Scott's version of the band. … Read More
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