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Single Top Swiss Singles Chart. Replay Video. Skip Ad. Something for everyone. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Connolly developed a significant problem with alcoholism in the mids.
During , when no tours were undertaken and two of Sweet's most successful albums were recorded, the power struggle within the band became even more apparent. Connolly's chronic alcohol abuse further compromised his role with the band as his voice began showing the impact in recordings and on stage during Sweet's US tour. His departure was not made public until March After news of his leaving Sweet broke, Connolly was interviewed by the German music magazine Bravo , in which he said he was taking time off to be with his family, and considering a new musical direction countrified rock.
By mid- to late he had recorded a few new tracks at Chipping Norton Recording Studios , in Oxfordshire, with the assistance of friend and producer Mick Angus. Also in was Connolly's first major appearance since leaving the Sweet, at the Bravo Super Disco '79 event, held at the Olympiahalle in Munich on June It was issued as Connolly's first solo single during , by Polydor.
In , Connolly was admitted to hospital with bloating , and he sustained multiple heart attacks. His health was permanently affected with some paralysis on his left side which would later develop into a nervous system condition. These problems were most likely related to Connolly's excessive alcohol consumption and heavy smoking, coupled with the use of prescription diuretic medicine.
Again the track failed to make an impact. In with his Polydor contract having expired, Connolly signed with French independent label, Carrere Records. Carrere then released the hard-rock single "Hypnotized", written by Joe Lynn Turner. A Fandango cover, the track was released in Europe with wide distribution by RCA but failed to chart.
During this time Connolly recorded a dozen or so new tracks. The original plan was to have a completed album out by August , but this never materialised. These three tracks are available on a bootleg 7" single and CD. The band and Connolly also played two other dates for the Benatar tour in Birmingham and Newcastle.
The Inland Revenue served Connolly and the other members of the Sweet with a multimillion-pound tax assessment for the income earned from their hit records. Connolly sold his house to pay his share of the tax bill. From early onward, despite recurrent ill health, Connolly toured the UK and Europe with his band, now under the name of The New Sweet.
His most successful concerts were annual appearances in West Germany , before and after Germany's reunification. He visited other countries including Denmark , and continued to perform sporadically in the UK. Connolly had reportedly stopped drinking in , but separated from his wife Marilyn, divorcing in Australian Chart Book — Hung Medien.
The Sweet. Book Category. Alexander Graham Bell track 6. Ballroom Blitz track 1. Block Buster! Chop Chop track Fox on the Run track 2. Funny Funny track 7. Hell Raiser track Jeanie track Little Willy track 4. Love Is Like Oxygen track Poppa Joe track Spotlight track Stairway to the Stars track"The Ballroom Blitz" (often called "Ballroom Blitz") is a song by the British glam rock band The Sweet, written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. The song reached number one in Canada, number two in the UK Singles Chart and the Australian Chart, and number five on the US Billboard Hot