Original Nazareth vocalist Dan McCafferty dies aged 76

Manny Charlton and Dan McCafferty of Nazareth onstage in 1975
(Image credit: Jorgen Angel / Getty)

Dan McCafferty, the former frontman for Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, has passed away aged 76, according to a report from his former bandmate Pete Agnew.

Writing on the band’s social channels, Agnew stated:

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.