Jimmy Murrison

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Jimmy Murrison (2016)

Jimmy Murrison (born 8 November 1964) is a Scottish lead guitar player, a member of the band Nazareth.

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Murrison played with the band 'Trouble in Doggieland' (a fellow member being Pete Agnew's son Lee) before accepting an invitation to join Nazareth in 1994, replacing Billy Rankin.[1] He became the band's permanent lead guitarist.[2][3]

The albums Murrison has released with Nazareth include Boogaloo (1998),[4] The Very Best of Nazareth (2001), Homecoming (2002), Alive & Kicking (2003), Maximum XS: The Essential Nazareth (2004), Live in Brazil (2007), The Newz (2008), and Golden Hits Nazareth (2004).[5]

Murrison has now been with Nazareth for twenty years, making him the group's second longest serving guitarist, after Manny Charlton (1968-1990).


  1. ^ Nazareth at canadianclassicrock.com
  2. ^ The Band: Jimmy Murrison - Lead Guitar at nazarethdirect.co.uk
  3. ^ Holly George-Warren, Patricia Romanowski, and Jon Pareles, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll (2001), p. 681
  4. ^ Billboard, vol. 111, no. 23, dated 5 June 1999, p. 62
  5. ^ "CD: Nazareth: Golden Hits (2004) (www.en.imusic.dk)".