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Dunfermline, United Kingdom (1968 – present)

Nazareth is a Scottish band, founded in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1968, that had several hits in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, and established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog. Perhaps their best-known hit single was a cover of the Felice and Boudleaux Bryant penned ballad, “Love Hurts, in 1975. The band continues to record and tour.

Nazareth was formed out of the ashes of the semi-professional Dunfermline group The Shadettes formed in 1961 by vocalist Dan McCafferty, guitarist Manny Charlton (ex Mark V and The Red Hawks), bassist Pete Agnew, and drummer Darrell Sweet. They took their name from the first line of The Band’s classic song “The Weight” (“I pulled into Nazareth / Was feelin’ about half past dead…”)

The band moved to London, England in 1970, and released their self-titled debut album in 1971. After getting some attention with their second album Exercises, released in 1972, Nazareth supported Deep Purple on tour, and issued the Roger Glover produced, Razamanaz, in early 1973. This collection spawned two UK Top Ten hits, “Broken Down Angel” and “Bad Bad Boy”. This was followed by Loud ‘N’ Proud in late 1973, which contained another hit single with a hard-rocking cover of Joni Mitchell’s song “This Flight Tonight”.

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  • MetalRock1989

    Very good new album 4,5 / 5.

    6 Jul 7:07pm Reply
  • Akhenaten23

    The new album is really good.

    28 Jun 5:25pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    Loves Nazareth!

    11 Jun 2:04pm Reply
  • MattTheHuttHutt

    Love the new album.

    11 Jun 1:21am Reply
  • damnchick

    Love huuuuurts

    8 Jun 5:36am Reply
  • Cat_007

    new album not bad...but vocal(

    4 Jun 9:16am Reply
  • Dataxe

    Loise.

    3 May 2:09pm Reply
  • alkimedon

    adam ağır ülkücü

    1 Apr 9:09pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    еще один вторичнейший хардешник, ставший неинтересным уже по выходу дебютного альбома, и надо же (ВНЕЗАПНО) в рашке свою пенсию отрабатывают, ну надо же!

    26 Feb 3:57am Reply
  • Marty_Sexx

    Fat Man, Go Down Fighting, Not Faking It, Teenage Nervous Breakdown, Turn On Your Receiver, This Flight Tonight, Razamanaz, Alcatraz, Woke up this morning, Bad, bad boy, Too bad, too sad, Broken down angel, Silver dollar forger, Shanghai'd in Shanghai, Jet lag, Hair of the dog, Miss Misery, Changin' times, Beggars day, Whisky drinkin' woman, Telegram , Vancouver Shakedown, Carry Out Feelings, Somebody To Roll, Down Home Girl, Waiting For the Man, I Want To Do Everything For You, L.A. Girls, Expect No Mercy, Gone Dead Train, Revenge Is Sweet, Busted, Just To Get Into It, Simple Solution, Claim To Fame, Holiday, Showdown At The Border, Big Boy, Dressed to Kill, Boys In The Band, Gatecrash, Take The Rap, Sweetheart Tree, Back To School, Girls, Donna - Get Off That Crack, Hire And Fire, Do You Wanna Play House, Right Between The Eyes, Keeping Our Love Alive, Thinkin' Man's Nightmare, Lap Of Luxury, Cry Wolf, Let me be your dog, Light Comes Down, Cheerleader, Robber The Roadie! THEY ROCK !

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • OLOLOVOSHCH

    Welcome to the dark side of music

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • swissraven

    Seen them live almost 3 years ago, a really sweet memory for me, these guys rock.

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • litex_fen

    It's a shame that most people only know the song "love hurts". They've written so many kick-ass songs, it's one of the greatest rock n roll bands ever! [3] Nazareth rules! \m/

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Novocaine89

    everytime it rains I fall apart, I start to remember

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • crownanchor

    I heard that the band was calling it a day??????????????? Is this true??

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • beigemannikin

    Have their first album on vinyl in really wonderful condition for $5. It is so amazing.

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • Lord_DeviL_

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    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    vote up please: http://www.last.fm/music/Nazareth/+images/88319479

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Infra_Red13

    ♥ ♥ ♥ \m/

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SamIAm55

    Beggars Day/Rose In The Heather

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
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