Evergreen “Love Hurts” – Ex-Nazareth frontman Dan McCafferty is dead – News


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His interpretation of “Love Hurts” became a worldwide hit. Dan McCafferty has died aged 76.

Dan McCafferty, former lead singer of Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, has died at the age of 76. A spokesman for the tour confirmed the death on Wednesday evening to the German Press Agency. The band’s tour is said to be continuing. A performance in Lucerne is planned for the beginning of December.

With a stronger voice in the charts

“This is the saddest announcement I’ve ever had to make,” bassist Pete Agnew wrote in a post on the band’s Facebook page Tuesday night. “His wife Maryann and his family have lost a wonderful and loving husband and father. I lost my best friend – and the world of one of the best singers who ever lived.”

The singer died on Tuesday. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, McCafferty has been on stage with his husky voice for Nazareth for 45 years. The band, which they founded together with Agnew, among other things, celebrated many successes especially in the 70s – the great, wild time of British hard rock bands like Led Zeppelin or Deep Purple.

Nazareth’s best-known hits included a cover version of “Love Hurts” and the self-penned ballad “Dream On”. A cover version of “This Flight Tonight” reached number one in the German charts. One of the band’s most successful albums was “Hair of the Dog”. In 2013, McCafferty announced his retirement due to health reasons. He suffered from a chronic lung disease but remained involved with the band. Nazareth continued. After a longer Corona hiatus, the band is now embarking on a European tour.

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