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Brian Connolly was born on October 5, 1945 in Hamilton, Scotland. He was adopted at birth and took the name Brian McManus. When he was 18 Brian discovered that he was adopted he changed his surname to his mother's, Connolly. At age 18 Brian moved to Middlesex and replaced singer Ian Gillan (of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath fame) in a band called Wainwright's Gentlemen which included drummer Mick Tucker. Wainwright's Gentlemen split up in 1968 without releasing any recordings… read more

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  • Avatar for bownolly
    this is not Brian Connolly?! It can't be!
  • Avatar for maffy91
    Set me free Brian!!!!!!!!!!! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Avatar for nocturana
    Great voice, pity had a great ego to go along with it.
  • Avatar for wyssdaniel79
    Really a legend... that's true
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    Amazing voice, RIP... :~

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