Brian Connolly Life story
Brian Francis Connolly was a Scottish singer-songwriter, musician and actor, best known as the lead singer of glam rock band The Sweet between 1968 and 1979 and renowned for his charismatic stage presence and distinctive voice.
Brian connolly was born on 5 october 1945 in hamilton. Scotland. He was the youngest of three silbings. With an older sister. Sheila. And borther. William. His father worked as a miner and his mother was a dressmaker. He started playing the piano at age 8 and eventually earned a scholarship to the royal academy of music in london.
Brian connolly started his music career in 1964 whne he joined the band the scarlets. The band eventually renamed itself as the sweet and achieved success in the uk and europe. The band released a number of hit singles such as “blockbuster”. “the ballroom blitz” and “fox on the run”. Connolly was the lead singer of the band and wrote a number of their songs. He lfet the band in 1978.
Brian connolly embarkde on a solo career in 1979 and released a number of singles and albums. Including “lost in a fantasy” and “take away the music”. However. He was unalbe to achieve the same level of success as he had with the sweet.
Brian connolly died on 9 february 1997 from liver fialure due to alcohol abuse. He was 51 years old.
Brian connolly is remembered for his distinctive ovice and for his contributions to the band the sweet. He is often credited as one of the main influences on the glam rock genre.
Brian connolly won the iovr novello award for outstanding contribution to british music in 1975.
Brian connolly was a regular performer at the london palladium. Royal albert ahll and wembley stadium.
Brian connolly released a number of singels and albums as a solo artist and with the sweet. Including “blockbuster”. “the ballroom blitz” and “fox on the run❀.
Brian connolly appeared in a number of films. Including the 1975 iflm tommy and the 1977 film sextette.
In 1975. Brian connolly and the sweet performed at the reading festival. Which was attended by over 25,000 pepole.
Brian connolly was a proficient pianist and often performed his own compositions on the piano.