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Biography

  • Born

    14 October 1946

  • Born In

    Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

  • Died

    8 November 2022 (aged 76)

Dan McCafferty is the vocalist of Nazareth - world famous hard rock band. Has some his own solo albums - 1975 - "Dan McCafferty", 1987 - 'Into the ring'.

Dan McCafferty was forced to retire in September 2013 due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a chronic condition that severely restricts the afflicted’s ability to breathe. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, “it has gotten worse lately, and after trying to play a festival in Switzerland last weekend, Dan found it impossible to continue after performing only three songs. In the dressing room afterwards, he told the band that he couldn’t go on any longer.”
McCafferty may try to record in the studio since he can sing in 10-minute bursts.

The original and longtime vocalist for Nazareth, Dan McCafferty, died Nov. 8, 2022 at the age of 76.

Nazareth was a prolific classic rock act, at their peak in the 70's and early 80's. They released 23 albums, and McCafferty was a part of every one of them. Their 1974 cover of "Love Hurts" was their biggest song. McCafferty left the band in and released a solo album in 2019.

His former bandmate and bassist for Nazareth, Pete Agnew, memorialized him on social media. "Dan died at 12:40 today (Nov. 8). 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. Too upset to say anything more at this time. - Pete."

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