Trivia / Sweet

  • Author Existence Failure: Brian Connolly succumbed to liver failure brought about by his previous alcoholism in 1997. Mick Tucker succumbed to leukemia in 2002.
  • Misattributed Song: There's a strange misconception in some corners of the internet, shared by a surprising number of lyrics archives, that American band Blue Öyster Cult recorded Ballroom Blitz. The fact that the distinctively British Sweet recorded this and had the hit single does not stop it being attributed to the BOC. Nor does the fact it was written by Chinn and Chapman stop it being credited to Eric Bloom and Donald (Buck Dharma) Roeser. OK, it sounds like something the BOC might have recorded or at least covered live - but they've never been anywhere near it. Consider the opening lyrics:
    Are you ready, Steve? Aha.
    Andy? Yeah! Mick? OK.
    Alright, fellas, let's Go!!
    • Strange for a band whose members are called Eric, Buck, Allen, Albert and Joey. Mick, Andy and Steve are, in reality, the first names of three of the Sweet.