Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Manny Charlton (born Manuel Charlton, 25 July 1941, La Linea, Spain) is notable for being a founding member of and the lead guitarist for the Scottish hard rock band, Nazareth from 1968 to 1990. Spanish-born Charlton's family had emigrated to Dunfermline, Scotland in the 1960s. Prior to joining Nazareth, Charlton played in a few bands, most notably the Mark 5 and later the Red Hawks, until joining the local semi-pro Dunfermline band The Shadettes. In 1968, the band changed their name to Nazareth, inspired by the opening lyric from "The Weight," a song by The Band. Charlton played a huge part in Nazareth's worldwide success. His no-nonsense, fluid and bluesy style of playing, combined with the raw power of Dan McCafferty's vocals, first came to the attention of wider rock audiences when Nazareth toured in 1971 as the opening act for Deep Purple. But by 1973, they were headlining their own shows.
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