Nazareth Singer Suffers Stroke Onstage

With so many aging rockers still touring, I think it’s rather amazing that we haven’t heard more stories like this. After all, most of these guys did not take care of themselves when they were younger.

Dan Cafferty, the razor-voiced singer for Nazareth, has collapsed twice onstage this year.  The first incident was in Cranbrook, BC back on July 9.  First, the show was delayed by 90 minutes.  Then he collapsed 30 seconds into the first song.

Last Thursday, the band was at a Swiss festival when it happened again.  When he was examined by doctors, it was determined that he had suffered a stroke.

Dan’s 66.  There are many others his age and older still touring.  Let’s hope that we’re not going to see more of this kind of stuff.

(Via VVN)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Nazareth Singer Suffers Stroke Onstage

  • August 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    In the late 70's, didn't almost everyone have their greatest hits?? I remember having it on vinyl, 8 track(??) and now expanded collections on cd! Sad news that makes me feel very old right now. Hope he gets better and keeps on rocking!


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