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2 Nazareth quizzes and 25 Nazareth trivia questions.
  "Up Go the Flaps, Down Go the Wheels" - Nazareth    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz looks at the career of one of the United Kingdom's most under-rated hard rock bands...Nazareth. Virtually ignored in their home country, they are far more than simply a covers band and enjoy some considerable success around the world.
Average, 15 Qns, SisterSeagull, Mar 11 16
SisterSeagull gold member
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  Nazareth   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions about one of the most under-rated hard rock bands of all time.
Average, 10 Qns, bidman, Mar 11 16
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Nazareth Trivia Questions

1. The band that was eventually to become Nazareth was initially called the Shadettes. In which Scottish town or city were the Shadettes founded?

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"Up Go the Flaps, Down Go the Wheels" - Nazareth

Answer: Dunfermline

The Shadettes were formed in the town of Dunfermline by bass guitarist Pete Agnew during 1961. Dunfermline, once the royal capital of Scotland, is situated in the former historic county of Fife which lies between the firths of the rivers Tay and Forth. Initially the band were forced to play cover versions of songs from the UK Top Thirty Chart, as were many others; ballroom owners and music promoters were more interested in attracting paying customers, having 'bums on seats', than they were in helping to develop new, original acts playing their own material. Bands had no choice but to comply with this rule if they wanted to be paid for performing. Incidentally, although he wasn't born in Scotland, adopted son Stuart Adamson of rock band Big Country had his childhood home just a mile or so outside of Dunfermline.

2. The band Nazareth is from what country?

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Answer: Scotland

It was a tough beginning because, according to the band's website, Scottish promoters wanted Scottish groups to only perform songs on the UK top 30.

3. By 1963 Pete Agnew had been joined by musician Darrell Sweet who had replaced original Shadettes member, Alan Fraser. Which role did Sweet occupy within this band?

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Answer: Drums and percussion

Pete Agnew, originally on guitar and vocal duties, was joined by drummer Darrell Sweet in 1963 after the Shadettes original sticks man, Alan Fraser, departed the band. In 1965 they were joined by vocalist Dan McCafferty. The last member to complete the classic Nazareth line-up was Manny Charlton who joined in 1968 after the departure of the Shadettes original guitarist, Bryan Brady.

4. Nazareth had a monster hit in 1975 with "Love Hurts". This song was a cover of what band's original?

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Answer: The Everly Brothers

Nazareth's version was on the "Hair of the Dog" album (1975). The Everly Brothers' was on the album "A Date With The Everly Brothers" (1961).

5. Another hit song that Nazareth covered was "This Flight Tonight". Who was the original performer of this song?

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Answer: Joni Mitchell

The song was originally on Joni Mitchell's "Blue" album released in 1970. Nazareth's version was on the "Loud 'N' Proud" album released in 1974.

6. For a number of years Nazareth's financial backing was provided by Perth millionaire, Bill Fehilly. Clickety-click; from which form of entertainment or leisure pursuit had Fehilly amassed his fortune?

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Answer: Bingo

Bill Fehilly had made his millions as a bingo hall owner and games promoter. On the evening of the 27th of July 1976, the Piper Aztec aircraft in which he was travelling had taken off from Blackpool Airport in Lancashire and was due to transport him and five other passengers and crew to Perth in Scotland... It never arrived. The aircraft suffered a catastrophic engine failure just after it had entered the airspace over southern Scotland. The aircraft hit a hillside near the town of Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway with all six on board perishing in the impact and intense fire that reduced the aircraft to ash. Sadly, Fehilly's 11 year old son Liam also died in the crash.

7. Which single, one of two taken from the album 'Razamanaz', attained the number nine position on the British singles chart and enjoyed a chart run for a total of eleven weeks?

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Answer: Broken Down Angel

The single 'Broken Down Angel' was released in April 1973 and remains the band's highest placed single release. The other single release from 'Razamanaz' was the ribald song 'Bad, Bad, Boy' which reached a singles chart highest position of number ten and which spent a total of nine weeks on the chart. Both songs remain hugely popular with Nazareth fans today and are still among the band's most often requested during their live shows. The distinctly bluesy 'Vigilante Man', which also appeared on 'Razamanaz', is one of this authors favourite Nazareth tracks. 'Burn' is a song and an album of the same name by great British rockers Deep Purple and 'Tattoo'd Lady' was a popular song composed by Irish blues guitar legend, Rory Gallagher.

8. Who is the lead singer of Nazareth?

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Answer: Dan McCafferty

Dan McCafferty has been with the band since its inception. He also has released two solo albums, the self titled "Dan McCafferty" in 1975 and "Into The Ring" in 1987.

9. Which song, covered by Nazareth, so impressed its original writer that it was later reported that she considered it to be a Nazareth song and not one of her own?

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Answer: This Flight Tonight

Appearing on Nazareth's 1973 album 'Loud 'N Proud', the song 'This Flight Tonight' was a great success for the band achieving the number eleven spot on the UK singles chart , the number one spot in Germany and twenty-seventh position on the Canadian chart. The song, which had been written by folk and pop artist Joni Mitchell, saw the light of day for the first time on her 1971 album 'Blue'. In 2007 after a long and distinguished career, Mitchell released her last album of original songs and announced her intention to quit touring.

10. In which large country in the western hemisphere, has Nazareth enjoyed their greatest success earning an impressive tally of gold records?

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Answer: Canada

With the exception of a brief period in the early 1970s when they enjoyed their chart success, Nazareth has been largely overlooked by music fans on this side of the Atlantic. However, in Canada the band have enjoyed some huge success having achieved gold or platinum record status with every album release between 1973 and 1981; a total of eleven recordings!

11. What is the title of Nazareth's debut album?

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Answer: Nazareth

"Nazareth" was released in 1971. They didn't really achieve success until their third album "Razamanaz", which had two top ten hits in the UK.

12. The recording of the album 'No Mean City', the bands offering of 1979, saw Nazareth joined by a guitarist noted for his unusual stage make-up. From which Scottish band had guitarist Zal Cleminson joined Nazareth?

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Answer: The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

Whilst performing as a member of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Zal Cleminson wore face paint that resembled that of a clown's; personally, I always thought that he looked more like the Joker from the Batman stories! Cleminson remained with Nazareth for two years after leaving the SAHB and during that time he contributed greatly to the band's darker and heavier sound; a sound that can be heard on 'No Mean City'. After leaving Nazareth in 1980, Cleminson started his own band, the wonderfully named Tandoori Cassette which proved unsuccessful and was short lived project.

13. In 1999 the band were stunned by the sudden death of drummer Darrell Sweet who had passed away after suffering from which medical condition?

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Answer: Heart attack

Shortly after the release of the album 'Boogaloo' in 1998, Nazareth embarked upon a tour of the US and Canada in order to follow up on the success of the album in Europe. On the 30th of April 1999, as the band arrived at the venue for the first concert of the tour, drummer Darrell Sweet was taken ill. As he was being helped from the tour bus by paramedics he suffered a massive heart attack and was declared dead a short time later. The death of Sweet had a profound impact on the other band members and they returned home to Scotland to take stock and to decide on which direction the band should take after this tragedy.

14. Nazareth had two top ten singles in the UK called "Bad Bad Boy" and "Broken Down Angel". What album were they released on?

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Answer: Razamanaz

"Razamanaz" was released in 1973. "Bad Bad Boy" peaked at number 10 on the UK charts. "Broken Down Angel" peaked at number nine on the UK charts.

15. Nazareth has been cited as an influence on both the music and careers of which late 1980s rock mega-stars from the west coast of the United States?

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Answer: Guns 'n Roses

Reporter Tom Russell of Metal Hammer magazine, wrote in an interview that on one occasion whilst Guns 'n Roses were on tour in the United Kingdom he visited them in their hotel room. The music that they were playing on their entertainment system was Nazareth's greatest hits album. It was also reported that whilst Nazareth were touring the United States, members of Guns attended each of their seven Californian concerts. Nazareth received a request from Guns 'n Roses vocalist Axl Rose to play a set at his wedding and although the band turned his request down, Guns 'n Roses complimented Nazareth by recording a cover version of the Nazareth song 'Hair of the Dog' on their 1993 covers album 'The Spaghetti Incident'.

16. With the departure of Manny Charlton, a young musician who had spent a short tenure with the band a few years previously was re-appointed as Charlton's permanent replacement. Who was this young guitarist?

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Answer: Billy Rankin

Billy Rankin had first joined Nazareth in 1981 shortly after the release of the album 'The Fool Circle'. It was at this point that Nazareth with the recruitment of keyboard player John Locke recorded their highly successful double live album 'Snaz' which featured covers of songs by J.J. Cale and ZZ Top. Rankin left Nazareth in 1983 in order to pursue a solo career with John Locke leaving that same year due to personal issues with the band's manager, Jim White. Rankin was again asked to join Nazareth after Charlton's departure and the band embarked on a tour of the US and Europe shortly afterwards. After contributing to the band for five years, Rankin left again due to personality issues within the band.

17. After a total of forty-three years fronting Nazareth, vocalist Dan McCafferty was forced to retire from performing live after being diagnosed with a debilitating illness. Which health issue forced McCafferty's retirement?

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Answer: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Sadly, in autumn 2013 after fronting Nazareth for forty-three years, Dan McCafferty decided to retire from touring and live performance due to his COPD. At the time the band had seriously considered giving up altogether but, after a period of intensive auditioning for his replacement, the band settled on singer Carl Sentence who was at that time touring with the Classic Rock Show and who had also previously toured with bands such as Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.

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