Steve Priest (Dead) Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, Net Worth, The Sweet, Songs
Steve Priest Biography
This is what you need to know about the late Steve Priest born as Stephen Norman Priest. Priest was well known British bass player known as the lead and backing vocalist of the glam rock band The Sweet.
Steve Priest Death – Cause of Death
The well-known bassist and vocalist with glam rock band The Sweet, Steve Priest, died on 4 June 2020 at the age of 72. His bandmates confirmed the news, sharing a statement from the family. The cause of death is not yet known. He is survived by his wife, Maureen, three daughters, Lisa, Danielle and Maggie, and three grandchildren, Jordan, Jade, and Hazel.
Bandmate Andy Scott paid tribute to Priest, describing him as the best bass player he had ever played with. “From that moment in the summer of 1970 when we set off on our musical odyssey the world opened up and the roller coaster ride started.”
Steve Priest Age
Stephen Norman Priest was born on 23 February 1948 in Hayes, Middlesex, England and died on 4 June 2020 at the age of 72.
Steve Priest Wife
Priest was married to his wife Maureen from June 18, 1981, until his death on June 4, 2020, and the couple is blessed with two daughters Danielle and Margaret. The family lives in La Cañada Flintridge, California.
Steve Priest Daughters
Pries and his wife Maureen are parents of their two daughters Danielle and Margaret.
Steve Priest Net Worth
Priest had an approximated not worth of $1 million -$5 million U.S dollars. His musical career was his primary source of income.
Steve Priest Early Life and Career
The Hayes, Middlesex native, Priest made his own bass guitar and began playing in local bands as a young teenager, after being influenced by artists such as Jet Harris of the Shadows, the Rolling Stones and The Who.
Steve Priest The Sweet
Priest was invited to form a four-piece band in January 1968, 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. Torpey was replaced by Mick Stewart in 1969. Guitarist Andy Scott joined in August 1970, following Stewart’s departure and the classic line-up was established.
After Brian Connolly left The Sweet in early 1979, Steve Priest became the main singer. This continued until 1982, when the original Sweet disbanded. By this time, Priest had divorced his first wife, Pat, and moved to New York City.
Priest married his second wife Maureen (née O’Connor), who was then East Coast Director of Publicity and Artist Relations for Capitol/EMI Records in New York. While in New York, Priest formed a band called the Allies with guitarist Marco Delmar and drummer Steve Missal. Success was elusive, although their composition “Talk To Me” was featured in a film, Fast Food.
During this period, Priest largely reverted to private life but made occasional forays into production and session work, and also collaborations with other artists such as David Arkenstone and future bandmate Stuart Smith.
Priest published his autobiography, Are You Ready Steve? in 1994. 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? …Andy? …Mick? …Alright fellas, let’s gooooo!”, and in 2006, he released a CD entitled Priest’s Precious Poems. In January 2008, Priest formed a new version of the Sweet, not related to Andy Scott’s version of the band.