Brian Connolly

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Plaque of Connolly in Middlesex

Brian Francis Connolly (5 October 1945 – 10 February 1997) was a Scottish singer-songwriter, musician and actor. He is best known as a member of the British glam rock band The Sweet from 1968 to 1979. As the band's lead singer, he performed hit singles such as "Little Willy" (1972), "Wig-Wam Bam" (1972), "Block Buster!" (1973), "The Ballroom Blitz" (1973), "Fox on the Run" (1975) and "Love Is Like Oxygen" (1978).

Connolly was born in Govanhill, Glasgow. His stepbrother was actor Mark McManus. He also had a son, Brian (born 1995).

Connolly was an alcoholic. On 10 February 1997, he died due to kidney failure, liver failure and repeated heart attacks in Slough, Berkshire, England. He was 51.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pop singer Brian Connolly dead". The Independent. 10 February 1997. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  2. "Brian Connolly—Sweet No More". New Straits Times. 2 March 1997. p. 23. Retrieved 14 February 2022.