Tag: Nazareth

In Memoriam: Dan McCafferty (1946 – 2022)

William Daniel McCafferty (October 14, 1946 – November 8, 2022) was a Scottish vocalist, best known as the lead singer for the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth from its founding in 1968 to his retirement from touring with the band in 2013.

On August 29, 2013, Nazareth announced McCafferty’s retirement from touring with the band due to health issues. He elaborated on the specifics of the health issues and the state of his situation in an interview with the UK music magazine, Classic Rock. He stated that he had not suffered a stroke as had been reported in the press. He said that his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that has “worsened in recent years” had made him leave the stage in Switzerland in late August 2013 after only three songs, indicating that, “You don’t know when it’s going to come on, but suddenly you can’t breathe.” Commenting about his most recent episode, at the Swiss festival, McCafferty maintained, “if you can’t do the job you shouldn’t be there — Nazareth’s too big for that.” McCafferty also revealed that another health problem was responsible for his onstage collapse at a concert in Canada in July 2013 – a burst stomach ulcer. He stated reflecting back on the incident, “I thought I’d be fine, but you lose so much blood when that happens.” McCafferty also said he expects Nazareth to continue on without him. “I really hope they get someone else,” he declared. “I’m sure they will.”

McCafferty was married and had two children and died at the age of 76.

Tuesday 11/8/22 10am ET: Classic Greatest Hits LP: Nazareth – Greatest Hits (1975)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released November 25, 1975. By this time Nazareth had experienced considerable success with albums and singles. This compilation showcased tracks from the band’s third album Razamanaz through their sixth album Hair of the Dog, as well as some non-album singles.

As part of the remastering of Nazareth’s back-catalogue by Castle Communications in the mid-1990s, the original album was expanded in 1996 to encompass the self-titled first album through to the ninth studio offering, Expect No Mercy, whilst retaining the original running-order of the vinyl release.

As part of the same CD-remastering programme, Greatest Hits Volume II was released in 1998, on CD only. This covered the later period of the band.

  1. “Razamanaz” 3:53
  2. “Holy Roller” 3:25
  3. “Shanghai’d in Shanghai” 3:45
  4. “Love Hurts” 3:54
  5. “Turn On Your Receiver” 3:21
  6. “Bad Bad Boy” 3:58
  7. “This Flight Tonight” 3:25
  8. “Broken Down Angel” 3:46
  9. “Hair of the Dog” 3:17
  10. “Sunshine” 3:45
  11. “My White Bicycle” 3:28
  12. “Woke Up This Morning” 3:45

Dan McCafferty – vocals
Darrell Sweet – drums
Manny Charlton – guitar
Pete Agnew – bass guitar, guitar
Roger Glover – producer

In Memoriam: Manuel Charlton (1941 – 2022)

Manuel Charlton (July 25, 1941 – July 5, 2022) was a founding member of the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth and was their lead guitarist from 1968 to 1990, has died at the age of 80. Born in Andalusia, Spain in 1941, Charlton moved with his family to Dunfermline, Scotland as a young child. It was there that in 1968, he would co-found the band Nazareth with vocalist Dan McCafferty, bassist Pete Agnew and drummer Darrell Sweet.

Friday 5/15/20 10pm ET: Feature Artist – Nazareth


Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band formed in 1968 that had several hits in the United Kingdom, as well as in several other West European countries in the early 1970s. They established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog, which featured their hits “Hair of the Dog” and a cover of the ballad “Love Hurts”. The band continues to record and tour.

On February 13, 2015, the band announced that Carl Sentance, formerly of Persian Risk, Geezer Butler Band, and Krokus, was their new lead vocalist.

Monday 6pm ET: Feature Artist – Nazareth

Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band formed in 1968 that had several hits in the United Kingdom, as well as in several other West European countries in the early 1970s. They established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog, which featured their hits “Hair of the Dog” and a cover of the ballad “Love Hurts”. The band continues to record and tour.