Darrell Sweet (musician)

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Darrell Sweet
Birth name Darrell Antony Sweet
Born(1947-05-16)16 May 1947
Bournemouth, England
Origin Burntisland, Scotland
Died 30 April 1999(1999-04-30) (aged 51)
New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, pop rock, rock and roll
Occupation(s) Drummer, musician
Instruments Drums, Vocals
Years active 1963 - 1999
Associated acts Nazareth

Darrell Antony Sweet (16 May 1947 – 30 April 1999) was a drummer for the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth. He was a co-founder of Nazareth, which was formed in 1968.

Drummer percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums

A drummer is a percussionist who creates music using drums.

Scotland Country in Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements. It is typified by a heavy use of aggressive vocals, distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, drums, and often accompanied with keyboards.

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Nazareth

Sweet was born in Bournemouth, England. His early years were spent playing with the Burntisland pipe band. He was also one of the members of The Shadettes that became Nazareth.

Bournemouth Place in England

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England, east of the 96-mile-long (155 km) Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. At the 2011 census, the town had a population of 183,491, making it the largest in Dorset. With Poole to the west and Christchurch in the east, Bournemouth is part of the South East Dorset conurbation, which has a population of 465,000.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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Burntisland town in Fife, Scotland

Burntisland is a royal burgh and parish in Fife, Scotland, on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 6,269.

As a founding member of Nazareth, he played drums from 1969 until his death in 1999. He played on Nazareth's first 20 albums.

Death

Sweet died of a heart attack in 1999, as the band prepared to set out on the second leg of its U.S. tour in support of their latest album, Boogaloo . The band had arrived at Indiana's New Albany Amphitheater when the 51-year-old Sweet began to feel ill. Within minutes he had gone into cardiac arrest. He was taken to Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, where doctors pronounced him dead. [1] Sweet was survived by his wife, Marion, and their son and daughter. He was replaced in the band by Pete Agnew's son, Lee Agnew.

Myocardial infarction interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart

Myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle. The most common symptom is chest pain or discomfort which may travel into the shoulder, arm, back, neck, or jaw. Often it occurs in the center or left side of the chest and lasts for more than a few minutes. The discomfort may occasionally feel like heartburn. Other symptoms may include shortness of breath, nausea, feeling faint, a cold sweat, or feeling tired. About 30% of people have atypical symptoms. Women more often present without chest pain and instead have neck pain, arm pain, or feel tired. Among those over 75 years old, about 5% have had an MI with little or no history of symptoms. An MI may cause heart failure, an irregular heartbeat, cardiogenic shock, or cardiac arrest.

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Discography

With Nazareth

<i>Nazareth</i> (album) 1971 studio album by Nazareth

Nazareth is the debut album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1971. The album featured the hit singles "Dear John", and a cover of "Morning Dew". The album is said that it started it all, then Nazareth were recognized and went on tour with other bands for a while.

<i>Exercises</i> (album) album by Nazareth

Exercises is the second studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1972. Although their music is most accurately described as "blues-tinged hard rock", this record is quite far from the band's more standard fare, featuring, quite surprisingly, a number of acoustic arrangements, several songs with orchestral strings, and traditional Scottish airs. Indeed, the album's "1692 " is about a real incident in Scottish history, namely, the massacre of Glencoe. The album is also significant for its Roy Thomas Baker production—only his third project, and well before his breakthrough works with Queen in the mid-seventies—and its oddly 'new wave' cover-art. An early version of the Razamanaz song, "Woke Up This Morning", also makes an appearance on Side 1.

<i>Razamanaz</i> album by Nazareth

Razamanaz is the third studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1973. It was the band's first LP record to break the charts and was produced by Deep Purple's Roger Glover who the band was on tour with at the time. "Woke Up This Morning" was re-recorded for this album.

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References

  1. Polatnick, Gordon. "Darrel Sweet Page in Fuller Up, The Dead Musicians Directory". Elvispelvis.com. Retrieved 8 December 2017.