The Sweet is a British glam rock band, which was established in London, in 1968. The band was especially popular in the 1970s. Sweet is mostly known for its hits “Funny Funny”, “Block Buster!”, and “Little Willy”.
In 1968, ex-members of Wainwright’s Gentlemen group Brian Connolly and Mick Tucker created a band called The Sweetshop. They invited Steve Priest and Andy Scott (later) as guitarists. The same year, the band signed a contract with Fontana label and recorded a single Slow Motion/It's Lonely Out There. The single failed and the contract with Fontana was terminated. Sweet went on to record three more singles "All You'll Ever Get From Me", and "Get On The Line". All of them fail.
In 1969, the band’s producer Phil Waiman hired songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who were not yet famous. The band signed a contract with RCA records and started recording bubble gum pop songs.