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Nazareth’s last album With Dan McCafferty, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

untitled  Dan McCafferty is one bad mofo on vocals…He has fronted Nazareth for about 40 years now. You can hear his trademark vocals on radio hits such as “Hair of the Dog” and Love Hurts”. Man I remember hanging  out in my bedroom listening to that on 8 tracks tapes. It really didn’t get any better than that. But for real Nazareth fans we know that “Naz” is far more than those two songs. What abut “Expect no Mercy”, Hearts grown Cold”, This Flight Tonight”, Shot me Down”, “Telegram”, Their version of the Yard bird’s song “Shapes of Things to Come”, and don’t “Miss Misery”, “Please Don’t Judas Me”, Beggar’s Day”, Rose In The Heather”…Know what I mean? I could go and on. I haven’t even touched their extensive catalog of good music.

Did I mention I saw them in Evansville with Thin Lizzy back in 1980? Maybe 1979 but its been awhile…Two great bands!

Back in 2013 Dan announced that he was stepping down as the front man to “Naz” due to him developing COPD. That wasn’t the end of Dan. Nazareth recorded their 23rd release “Rock and Roll Telephone” with him. And, (there’s always an “and”)…When Nazareth hired a new singer to front the band the old Boss Dan called the guy to congratulate him before his first show. How freaking cool is that?

It gets even better…

Nazareth just put up the album for streaming.

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I have and its great classic Nazareth!

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Posted by Chuck Gee - June 5, 2014 at 1:27 PM

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Dan McCafferty retires from Nazareth, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

It’s official. They aren’t saying if Nazareth is over yet. Dan has COPD. Unfortunately, another causality from smoking. It’s his right to do it but it has now caught up with him. I wish him well. Nazareth has an awesome catalog of music!

Here is the link:


“I’ve got Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and it’s been getting worse over the years. You don’t know when it’s going to come on, but suddenly you can’t breathe.

“I was going on stage at Summerfest in Switzerland thinking, ‘This is great – our first festival in a few months and it’s a lovely day.’ We couldn’t have asked for better.”

Three songs in he suffered an attack of COPD, leaving him out of breath and unable to continue. He decided at that moment to retire with immediate effect.

“When I came off stage I said to the boys: ‘I can’t keep doing this to the band.’ I can’t embarrass the boys and the fans. If you can’t do the job you shouldn’t be there – Nazareth’s too big for that.”

McCafferty’s decision came after he’d taken a break following his collapse in Canada, which was caused by a burst stomach ulcer. “I thought I’d be fine,” he says, “But you lose so much blood when that happens.”

He admits he and his bandmates are “a wee bit emotional” and haven’t come to terms with the news, but he says: “The music we’ve made over the years is more important than any member of the band. We always felt like that, and I can’t see that’s changed just because I’ve left.

“I really hope they get someone else. I’m sure they can.”

Posted by Chuck Gee - August 29, 2013 at 5:56 AM

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Nazareth’s Dan McCafferty suffers stroke, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

If you don’t have at least Nazareth’s “Hair of the Dog” album in your iPod or vinyl collection, you need to see an old priest and a new priest right now. You should have “No Mean City” too and “It’s Naz”. Classic guitar rock at its best.

I saw Nazareth with Thin Lizzy opening for them at the Evansville Coliseum back in 1980? They are a great band. Tons and tons of great songs.

Back to the topic. Apparently Dan recently suffered some health issues and now has had a stroke. He is currently in a Hospital. Prayers are appreciated. No word on his condition.

While you are thinking of him, enjoy some of the videos of Nazareth…


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Posted by Chuck Gee - August 26, 2013 at 9:46 AM

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