Nazareth

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Descriptive "tags": classic rock hard rock rock 70s heavy metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Formed in 1968 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, Nazareth evolved out of local attractions the Shadettes. Dan McCafferty (William McCafferty, 14 October 1946, Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals), Manny Charlton (b. 25 July 1941, La Linea, Spain; guitar), Pete Agnew (b. 14 September 1946, Dunfermline, Scotland; bass) and Darrell Sweet (b. 16 May 1947, Bournemouth, England, d. 30 April 1999, New Albany, Indiana, USA; drums) took their new name from the opening line in ‘The Weight’, a contemporary hit for the Band. After completing a gruelling Scottish tour, Nazareth opted to move to London. Nazareth and Exercises showed undoubted promise, while a third set, Razamanaz, spawned two UK Top 10 singles in ‘Broken Down Angel’ and ‘Bad Bad Boy’ (both 1973). New producer Roger Glover helped to focus the quartet’s brand of melodic hard rock, and such skills were equally prevalent on Loud ‘N’ Proud. An unlikely rendition of Joni...

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