Relive Sweet’s Sweet Music With The 1973 ‘The Ballroom Blitz’ Performance
via Official Sweet Channel / Youtube
Watch and relive the glorious decade of the 70s with Sweet performing their iconic song “The Ballroom Blitz” at the BBC Television Show, Top of The Pops. Could this performance be any more vintage and classic?
Top of the Pops became the home to many fantastic performances of various artists, many of those became historic and unforgettable Dusty Springfield, The Rolling Stones, Queen, T. Rex, David Bowie, and a lot of performers played their gigs here which helped them gain recognition – thus building their momentum of success.
With the rise of glam rock in this era, a lot of bands became well-known for this. Among those that stood out in the genre is The Sweet, with the line-up of lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker became recognized by many. They were a pretty solid group too, scoring thirteen top 20 hits in the 1970s alone; that’s pretty monstrous if you must know.
Among their many hits is the power-pop “The Ballroom Blitz,” written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. The song details the story of a band performing, then in the middle of their performance, a fight broke out – resulting in a “ballroom blitz.” It was said to be inspired by the band’s 1973 performance at the Grand Hall in Scotland when they were thrown off stage with the people throwing things at them.
The experience might be horrifying, but it did help create one of the band’s signature hits so that’s one thing worth thanking. Watch and be amazed by Sweet’s performance of “The Ballroom Blitz” below.