Steve Priest Death – Dead :  Steve Priest  Obituary : The Sweet vocalist Passed Away , Cause of Death Unknown.

Steve Priest Death – Dead :  Steve Priest  Obituary : The Sweet vocalist Passed Away , Cause of Death Unknown.

Steve Priest, bassist and vocalist with glam rock band The Sweet, has died age 72. , according to a statement posted online on June. 3, 2020.

Stephen Norman Priest was a British bass player known as the lead and backing vocalist of the glam rock band Sweet.

His bandmates confirmed the news, sharing a statement from the family. The cause of death is not yet known.

Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.

Tributes.

The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

Very sad to hear that Steve Priest of (The) Sweet has passed away. Genuinely one of my all-time pop heroes. Embodied the essence of Glam: effeminate, but menacing. The original Stormtrooper In Drag.

And had possibly the best title of any autobiography ever: Are You Ready, Steve? pic.twitter.com/CfTxatSm5c

— Simon Price (@simon_price01) June 4, 2020

Mark Flint wrote wrote

This hits very very close to my heart. With the exception of Gene Simmons, Steve Priest was my childhood rock and roll bass playing hero. Lyndsee A. Flint and I had the great opportunity to see him with Sweet back in 2017 and randomly met him after the show.

Sweet or The Sweet as some may know them are the unsung heroes of 70’s rock history. They should have been huge…really huge. Peace to Steve’s family. In the heat of all the craziness right now, crank up Ballroom Blitz. That will fix it. Thank you Steve for being so rock and roll

Alan Bristow wrote 

I liked The Sweet. I liked them a lot. They started off as a twee bubblegum pop band but then they were at the forefront of the Glam movement that was part and parcel of my teenage years. They made some wonderful records and they could really rock. People were really snotty about them though. I bought Sweet Fanny Adams when it was released and played it to many of my friends without telling them who it was. Many thought it was Deep Purple. All of them liked it… Until I told them it was The Sweet!
Are you ready Steve? R. I. P. Sir. You rocked. Thank you for that.

The Sweet @SPSweetBand wrote 
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce at 8:25am PT today, Steve Priest, founding member of The Sweet, passed away. He is survived by his wife, Maureen, three daughters, Lisa, Danielle & Maggie and 3 grandchildren, Jordan, Jade & Hazel.
Eric Alper wrote 

Sweet founder member and bass player Steve Priest has died at the age of 72. The band has a long and successful career with hits including Wig-Wam Bam, Block Buster!, The Ballroom Blitz, Fox on the Run, Action and Love Is Like Oxygen.

Mick Collins to HAYES, HILLINGDON AND UXBRIDGE PAST AND PRESENT (Open to all) wrote 
Steve Priest – Sweet -Fanpage A sad day in Glam Rock History…SWEET Bassist Steve Priest passed away…R.I.P.
Here is a post from Andy Scott:
Then there was one!
I am in pieces right now. Steve Priest has passed away. His wife Maureen and I have kept in contact and though his health was failing I never envisaged this moment. Never. My thoughts are with his family x.
He was the best bass player I ever played with. The noise we made as a band was so powerful. 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.
Andy.

Sad to hear tonight that Steve Priest(far left) of The Sweet passed away aged 72 this morning. Growing up in the 70’s whether you did or did not enjoy the music they were always somewhere in the background- radio,TV,etc and were part of everyday life. I had the pleasure of introducing them when they performed live in Blackpool in their heyday. RIP

Classic Rockers wrote 
Sad news in the world of music today: Steve Priest, a founding member of the glam-rock band Sweet, has died at the age of 72. Sweet was best know for such hits as “Ballroom Blitz,” ‘Fox on the Run,” and “Love is Like Oxygen”.
The sad news was shared by Priest’s family on the band’s Facebook page.

R.I.P. June 04, 2020 STEVE PRIEST (following a lengthy illness, age 72), who came to prominence in the early-’70s as the founding bassist & backing vocalist for ’70s UK bubblegum/glam/hard rock group SWEET (1973 UK #1 single “Blockbuster”, plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles);

Steve was known for being the most over-the-top with the camp glam outfits & for his memorable counterpoint lead vocal breaks on such hits as “The Ballroom Blitz” (Canada & Australia #1, UK #2 & US #5); he also took the occasional full lead vocal during the band’s heyday, such as on underrated gem “No You Don’t” from 1974 album,

‘Desolation Boulevard’; after Brian Connolly left the Sweet in early-’79, Steve took over the majority of vocal duties; he published his autobiography ‘Are You Ready Steve?’ in 2004 & released the CD ‘Priest’s Precious Poems’ in 2006; in 2008, he reformed a version of the band & began touring in the US & Canada under the name Steve Priest’s Sweet, releasing a live CD in 2009…

(This & more featured today at Roch Parisien’s Rocon Communications music page…)

Classic Rock Photos wrote

R.I.P. STEVE PRIEST (The Sweet)

Stephen Norman Priest (23 February 1948 – 4 June 2020) was a British bass player known as the lead and backing vocalist of the glam rock band Sweet.

The Sweet (also known as Sweet) are a British glam rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s. Their best known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker. The group was originally called Sweetshop.

Priest lived with his wife Maureen and daughters Danielle and Margaret in La Cañada Flintridge, California. He died on 4 June 2020 and is survived by his wife, Maureen, three daughters, Lisa, Danielle and Maggie, and three grandchildren, Jordan, Jade and Hazel.

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All Things Music Plus  wrote

SWEET BASSIST STEVE PRIEST DEAD AT 72

There’s sad news to report as Steve Priest, bassist for the ’70s rock favorites Sweet, has died at the age of 72.

The news was confirmed by Priest’s Sweet bandmate Andy Scott, who offered the following tribute via the band’s social media:

“Then there was one!
I am in pieces right now. Steve Priest has passed away. His wife Maureen and I have kept in contact and though his health was failing I never envisaged this moment. Never. My thoughts are with his family x.
He was the best bass player I ever played with. The noise we made as a band was so powerful. 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.”
Andy

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