Dan McCafferty

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William Daniel McCafferty (14 October 1946 – 8 Novemmer 2022[1]) wis a sangster an sangwriter best kent as the lead sangster o the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth frae its fundin in 1968 till his retirement frae tourin wi the band in 2013.[2][3]

Aerly life[eedit | eedit soorce]

McCafferty wis born in Dunfaurlin, Fife, on 14 October 1946[4] an attendit St Margaret's Schuil.[5] He jynt the Shadettes, a local kiver group, in 1965, jynin bassist Pete Agnew an drummer Darrell Sweet. In 1968, whan Manny Charlton jynt as heid guitarist, the group chynged thair name tae Nazareth, efter the toun in Pensylvanie.[5]

Personal life an daith[eedit | eedit soorce]

McCafferty dee'd on 8 Novemmer 2022, aged 76. His daith wis annoonced bi Agnew, that wis the last livin foondin memmer o Nazarath.[6] He wis mairriet an haed twa louns.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Willman, Chris (9 November 2022). "Nazareth Singer Dan McCafferty, Who Let the World Know That 'Love Hurts,' Dies at 76". Variety. Retrieved 26 October 2023.
  2. "Dan McCafferty Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. 14 October 1946. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. "Nazareth's Dan McCafferty Says He Could Continue Recording". Ultimateclassicrock.com. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 22 Februar 2014.
  4. Traub, Alex (14 November 2022). "Dan McCafferty, Nazareth Frontman Who Sang 'Love Hurts,' Dies at 76". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 October 2023.
  5. a b Sweeting, Adam (13 November 2022). "Dan McCafferty obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 October 2023.
  6. Cooper, Neil (14 November 2022). "Obituary: Dan McCafferty, distinctive lead singer with Scottish rock group, Nazareth". The Herald (in Inglis). Retrieved 26 October 2023.
  7. Shepherd, Fiona (17 November 2022). "Obituary: Dan McCafferty, gravel-voiced frontman of Scottish rock band Nazareth". The Scotsman (in Inglis). Retrieved 26 October 2023.

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