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Nazareth

Band
1968 / Present
Great Britain Great Britain

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Band Nazareth

Overview

History

Nazareth is a Scottish hard rock band, founded in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1968, that had several hits in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, and established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog. Perhaps their best-known hit single was a cover of the Felice and Boudleaux Bryant penned ballad, "Love Hurts, in 1975. The band continues to record and tour.
Nazareth was formed out of the ashes of the semi-professional Dunfermline group The Shadettes formed in 1961 by vocalist Dan McCafferty, guitarist Manny Charlton (ex Mark V and The Red Hawks), bassist Pete Agnew, and drummer Darrell Sweet. They took their name from the first line of The Band's classic song "The Weight" ("I pulled into Nazareth / Was feelin' about half past dead...")
The band moved to London, England in 1970, and released their self-titled debut album in 1971. After getting some attention with their second album Exercises, released in 1972, Nazareth supported Deep Purple on tour, and issued the Roger Glover produced, Razamanaz, in early 1973. This collection spawned two UK Top Ten hits, "Broken Down Angel" and "Bad Bad Boy". This was followed by Loud 'N' Proud in late 1973, which contained another hit single with a hard-rocking cover of Joni Mitchell's song "This Flight Tonight". Then came another album Rampant, in 1974, that was equally successful although its only single, "Shanghai'ed in Shanghai", narrowly missed the British Top 40. A non-album song, again a cover version, this time of Tomorrow's "My White Bicycle", was a UK Top 20 entry in 1975.

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Members

John Locke
Present
Darrell Sweet
Present
Dan McCafferty
Present
Pete Agnew
1967 - Present
Manny Charlton
1967 - 1989

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Discography

Studio Album

1970
Album has 8 releases
1971
Album has 6 releases
1972
Album has 12 releases
1972
Album has 13 releases
1974
Album has 9 releases
1974
Album has 18 releases
1975
Album has 11 releases
1975
Album has 7 releases
1976
Album has 9 releases
1977
Album has 7 releases
1979
Album has 8 releases
1979
Album has 6 releases
1981
Album has 4 releases
1982
Album has 6 releases
1983
Album has 3 releases
1985
Album has 5 releases
1988
Album has 8 releases
1990
Album has 5 releases
1993
Album has 3 releases
1993
Album has 5 releases
1998
Album has 2 releases
2007
Album has 4 releases
2010
Album has 2 releases
2013
Album has 3 releases
2018
Album has 2 releases

Single

1974
Album has 1 releases