Nazareth plus Mike Hugg Band – Hastings Pier 9th May 1975

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cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey

Mike Hugg Band photo taken on the night by Clive Richardson

Flyer supplied by Roger Carey

Andy Qunta….Pretty sure I saw Nazareth on the Pier! Can’t be sure it was this gig though. Did they play the Pier more than once?

Geoff Peckham…..We (Factory) supported them too, didn’t we? Was it Folkestone, Andy?

Andy Qunta….Think you might be right, Jaffa! As you may know, I have a diary of all the gigs we did up to Aug’73, but it must have been after that. Lost the 2nd diary unfortunately! Btw, planning to make you a copy!

Geoff Peckham….Great, look forward to reading the diary! I get Nazareth mixed up with Geordie (remember them?) We played with one of the at Torquay Town Hall – massive place full of foreign students, some venturing backstage. Geordie had their wives with them so locked their dressing room door. We didn’t!

Steve Kinch….Having played with them many times over the years, Nazareth have become ‘on the road’ buddies. Sadly, Dan was taken seriously ill last year and has now retired from live work.

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Dan McCafferty of Nazareth R.I.P.

Peter Fairless… Saw them on the pier, 197-long time ago. What a great band!

Perri Haste… Me too, think I saw them in 1975 on the pier & they were amazing.

Peter Fairless… (having looked it up) May 1975. ‘Hair of the dog’ was the new album and ‘My white bicycle’ the single

Alan Esdaile… and they were loud!

Judy Atkinson… Peter, me too – so loud, we listened from the bar. About 1975

David Jenkins… So very sad , fantastic band.

Colin Norton… RIP Dan.

Sheila Maile… Did they sing (She’s only a broken down angel)?

Merv Kennard… Yes they did. Not sure if it was on the lp loud and proud.

Ian Ross… Yes Sheila

Gerry Fortsch… I was lucky enough to meet Dan once many years ago, what a sad loss to every one that loved him and Rock n Roll.

Tony May… Dan was such an original singer – no one ever has sounded like Nazareth. The first single I ever bought was ‘May The Sunshine’ so Nazareth will always be remembered by me. Love to all Dan’s family and friends xx

Colin Bell… Yet another sad loss, condolences to family & friends.

Jacquie Hinves… RIP Dan .Truly a sad day

Dave Nattress… Another old rocker goes. A fav. band back in the day, got a couple of albums. Pretty sure I saw them on the Pier

Nigel Kennard… Did they do ‘This flight tonight’?

Alan Esdaile… Yes Nigel, it is a Joni Mitchell song.

James Bell… This is a sad lose. The band where great, and what a singer. My condolences to the family.