10/02/1997: Died on this day, Brian Connolly. lead singer of 70's Glam Rock group, Sweet 1970s hit band Sweet (l/r) Steve Priest, Mick Turner, Andy Scott and Brian Connolly. Connolly, lead singer of the group, died early today (Monday), aged 52, a friend said. * 14/02/02 Turner, the drummer of the group, died, aged 54, following a five-year battle with leukaemia. Connolly, lead singer of the group, died in 1997, aged 52.