Nazareth / Dan McCafferty dies aged 76

Dan McCafferty, the former singer and one of the founding members of Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, has died today, 8 December 2022, aged 76. As lead singer of Nazareth, McCafferty’s unmistakable vocals powered the band to a string of hit singles in the ’70s and paved the way for a career that endured for 45 years.

“Dan died at 12:40 today,” Pete Agnew said. “This is the saddest announcement I ever had to make. Maryann and the family have lost a wonderful loving husband and father, I have lost my best friend and the world has lost one of the greatest singers who ever lived.”

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Ill health forced McCafferty to retire from performing live with Nazareth in 2013. His last solo album, Last Testament, was released on 18 October 2019.

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