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.