Scottish hard-rock legend Dan McCafferty has died at the age of 76.
He was best known as the lead singer of the band Nazareth, of which he was a member from 1968 until 2013, when he retired from touring. In 2013, McCafferty announced his retirement from live shows due to his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) worsening and a burst stomach ulcer.
Bassist Pete Agnew paid tribute to McCafferty on the band’s Facebook page on Tuesday.
He said: “Dan died at 12.40. This is the saddest announcement I have 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.”
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RIP Dan. I saw Dan & Nazareth play mid-1980s at Market Square, Saint John, N.B. Canada. Great show. First 8-Track I ever owned was Razamanaz. (Circa 1974.) Think I'll give these 20 tunes a listen or two today. Enjoy Dan's truly unique voice.