About Lady Starlight

Written by Michael Damkvist on . Posted in Frontpage

When I wrote "Lady Starlight" for inclusion in the album "Desolation Boulevard", little did I realise that I would become the first member of Sweet to release a solo single. In fact I didn't really imagine that I would even sing it, after all Brian was the lead vocalist. Mike Chapman, our producer, immediately suggested that I sing the song after hearing a run through in the studio with an acoustic guitar. Once the album was completed, someone at RCA Records could see the potential of "Starlight" as a single but without Brian's voice it was deemed a bit radical to put it out as a Sweet single thus "Lady Starlight" by Andy Scott was the answer. After a few subtle production tweaks by myself and Mick at Air Studios [London] and some superb keyboard enhancements from Pete [18 with a Bullet] Wingfield, the solo single version was ready for release. And the rest is history.

At the Satisfaction Guaranteed Europe Tour 2014 Lady Starlight was back in the setlist again !

The Sweet epitomised the UK 70s Glam Rock movement with their trademark glitter and glam make-up. The Sweet were also a force to be reckoned with in pure rock music terms too. The Hits stand the test of time and the current line-up with original guitarist Andy Scott still keep the audiences shouting for more!

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