Dan Fogelberg Dies *Merged*

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  1. PosterChild

    PosterChild New Member

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    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]From his website:

    Sunday, December 16
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Dear friends,

    Dan left us this morning at 6:00am . He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side. His strength, dignity and grace in the face of the daunting challenges of this disease were an inspiration to all who knew him.

    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]In May of 2004, Dan was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]
    A personal letter from D.F.

    I cannot adequately express my gratitude to all of the thousands of wonderful people who have sent such incredibly moving and supportive e-mails via the Living Legacy web site. It is truly overwhelming and humbling to realize how many lives my music has touched so deeply all these years. Each one of you who have taken the time and effort to reach out to Jean and I have helped immeasurably to uplift our spirits and keep us looking strongly forward during some very rough moments. I thank you from the very depths of my heart.

    I currently have no plans to return to the concert stage or the recording studio in the foreseeable future, but who knows? At least for now, I prefer to keep my options open.

    Again my deepest thanks and love to all,

    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]


    Well this sucks; he was only 56, and in my view a, very talented musician.
    We'll hear this one quite a lot in the next couple of weeks...always do around this time of year...

    Same Old Lang Syne
  2. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Yeah. Saw this early tonight. Sad.

    Talented guy. Wrote some great stuff.

  3. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    I heard this and a lot of memories came back into my head. He was one of my parent's favorites and I can still remember the 8-tracks of him in the car on long trips to see my grandparents.

    He wrote some really beautiful stuff, rest in peace Dan.
  4. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I hate to hear that.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a drag. I remember listening to Dan Fogelberg as a youngster. I have been so wrapped up in stuff that I did not know that he had passed on till I read this thread.

    I can't say that any of his stuff just overpowered me or influenced me profoundly but he was easy to listen to and he just sang about love, which can not be a bad thing. Fogelberg was pretty young to die. That's a real shame. I hate to hear that he passed on so young.
  6. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Ditto on what's already been posted.

    Great singer/song writer. Run For The Roses is one of my favs along w/ Same Old Lang Syne and Leader Of The Band.

    I kind of always put him in somewhat the same catagory as Cat Stevens.
  7. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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  8. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    smarta5150 Mr. Wright

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  10. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Sad to hear.

    Love Same Old Lang Syne.

    I love songs that tell a story like that one did.

    Just for a moment I was back at school
    And felt that old familiar pain
    And as I turned to make my way back home
    The snow turned into rain --

    Weird but today here that's just what happened.

    RIP Dan.
  11. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    One of my favorites... I've been waiting to hear this news for some time now, but it still sucks...

    The Innocent Age was a magnificent album, just one great song after another, but I think my favorite was one of his lesser-known efforts, High Country Snows... Dan fooled around with a bluegrass sound in that one, and that's generally not my favorite genre, but he carried it off...

    Then, of course, there was Twin Sons of Different Mothers, done with flutist Tim Weisberg... that one was virtually all instrumental, but for Power Of Gold...

    Dan was perhaps the best pure musician of his era, but curiously, at times that got in his way... there were a few songs he did that were just a wee bit heavy on the orchestra, until the song kinda got lost... but that didn't happen often...

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