Health woes have forced Nazareth singer Dan McCafferty to retire after more than four decades of fronting the band, but his heart remains in the music -- and with the fans, whom he thanked in a heartfelt letter recently posted at Nazareth's website.
You can't keep a good rocker down. That's what Nazareth frontman Dan McCafferty believes. After announcing his retirement earlier this week, he says in a new interview that it's possible that he could still record, even if performing is out of the question.
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
Like so many bands, the roots of Nazareth can be traced back to the early 1960s. The Scottish band originally formed at the start of that decade as the Shadettes, trading in pop sounds of the day. It wasn't until 1968, that singer Dan McCafferty, guitarist Manny Charlton, drummer Darrell Sweet and bassist Pete Agnew would regroup as Nazareth.
Nazareth singer Dan McCafferty, who went through some scary medical drama earlier this summer when he collapsed on stage, has ended up back in the hospital after being forced to cut another concert short.
Dan McCafferty, frontman for Scottish rockers Nazareth, collapsed onstage in Canada Tuesday night (July 9), according to The Cranbrook Daily Townsman. The band had just started its set when McCafferty collapsed 30 seconds into the first song.
After five years of serious dues-paying on the competitive U.K. music scene, Scottish rockers Nazareth were still looking for their big break when they unleashed their third album, ‘Razamanaz,’ in May of 1973. They finally found it.
At 45 years and counting -- and a fair bit of the original lineup still intact -- Nazareth is one of the longest-tenured rock bands currently working. And despite rumors to the contrary, they don't seem to have any plans to hang it up anytime soon.
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