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Brian Connolly

  • Birth 5 Oct 1945 Govan, Glasgow City, Scotland
  • Death 9 Feb 1997 Slough, Slough Borough, Berkshire, England
  • Burial Ruislip, London Borough of Hillingdon, Greater London, England
  • Memorial ID 6522707

Musician. Born in Hamilton, Scotland, he was best known as the lead singer and founding member of the British rock band, "The Sweet". Formed in 1970, the band's managers and songwriters, got them a contract with RCA, they wrote the single "Funny, Funny" which reached number 13 on the charts in March, 1971. Their second single "Co Co" reached number 2 on the charts and they released the albums "Gimmee Dat Ding" (1971) "Sweet Fanny Adams" (1974) and "Desolation Boulevard" (1974). They had a worldwide hit with "Love is like Oxygen" (1978) and Connolly announced that he had left the group in 1979. He pursued a solo career to get into country music, released the album "Let's Go", which was only semi successful. He died age 51 in Slough, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Kieran Smith
  • Added: 18 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6522707
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Brian Connolly (5 Oct 1945–9 Feb 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6522707, citing Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip, London Borough of Hillingdon, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .