Connolly, Brian

  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
You may use the stars on the left to rate and leave feedback for the current article. No registration is required. Waiting for 5 votes 0.0 of 5 stars (0 votes) — Thanks for your vote

Please fill out the following optional information before submitting your rating:


Also known as Brian McManus
British singer

Connolly was born to an unmarried woman and remained in hospital care until he was two, when he was fostered by the McManus family, who already had three born-to children. His foster brother was named Mark, and there was also a cousin named Mark McManus - who grew up to become the actor who played Taggart in the British television detective series.

In the 1970s Connolly was a singer with the rock group Sweet. In adulthood he cut himself off from his foster family and claimed that he was in fact the half-brother of the actor.


Chalmers, Sarah. "Fallen Glam Rock Idol Brian Connolly ...," Daily Mail [London], 6 March 1997, pp. 46-47
"Brian Connolly: Biography." [Includes portrait]. Available at:


Uk/great Britain
20th Century
Music and Dance
Estrangement from Adoptive or Foster Family
Addiction or Abuse (drugs, Alcohol or Gambling)
Formal, American/European-Type Fostering
Birth or Infancy
Unmarried Mother, Single Parent (Mother or Father) Unable to Cope
Others ("Strangers")
Adoptive/Foster Family Included Birth Child(ren)
Unmarried Mother
Visitor Comments (0) - Be the first to comment
Adding your comments contributes to the adoption community. Please keep all comments on topic and civil. Visitors are invited to comment and vote for or flag comments based on appropriateness and helpfulness. All comments must adhere to our commenting rules and are subject to moderation.

To see local Adoption resources, please select a location (U.S. only):

Need a Home Study?
Adoption Photolisting
Anthony (TX / 11 / M)
Anthony is a busy child who loves to play and interact with others. He loves to talk and he likes being the center of attention. Anthony is a very outgoing little boy. In school,... [more]
Parent Profiles
We are kid tested and approved! Cameron and Reed and so excited to be big brothers. We hope 2014 is our year to welcome a new little one into our family. Our hearts and home are... [more]
Directory of Adoption Professionals
Find a professional
for all of your adoption needs including:

Note: Our authors are dedicated to honest, engaged, informed, intelligent, and open conversation about adoption. The opinions expressed here may not reflect the views of

Settings Help Feedback
Template Settings
Width: 1024     1280
Choose a Location:
Choose a Theme: