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The Sweet's Andy Scott: ‘I sold my Aston Martin DB6 for three grand – it would fetch £400,000 now’

Andy Scott of The Sweet performs on stage at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
Andy Scott made his name in Seventies glam rock back The Sweet Credit: Dick Barnatt/ Redferns

Seventies glam rock band The Sweet enjoyed success around the world, notching up 34 number ones and record sales exceeding 55 million.

Guitarist Andy Scott continues to perform with his own line-up and is touring with the Bay City Rollers in December. Now 67, divorcé Andy – who has a son, Damian, from his first marriage – lives in Wiltshire with his partner, Jane.

How did your childhood influence your attitude to money?

My parents weren’t frugal, not that we got everything we wanted. My father was a salesman who’d spend two days a week on the road and the rest in a woman’s clothing shop he ran in Wrexham. My mother was a staff nurse at the local hospital.

They weren’t savers and enjoyed their money. In the late Fifties it wasn’t the norm to holiday abroad but they would jet off to Spain and Italy. Even so, I’ve always understood the value of money and that it doesn’t grow on trees.

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