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Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007

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Subject: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: GUEST,Bill
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 09:08 PM

Just got this one off Yahoo. Dan died at age 56. Sad. A great songwriter and performer. Article here


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 09:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits "Leader of the Band" and "Same Old Lang Syne" helped define the soft-rock era, died Sunday at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56. His death was announced Sunday in a statement by Anna Loynes of the Solters & Digney public relations agency, and was also posted on the singer's Web site.

A real loss.


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: Brendy
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 09:10 PM

Ah dear. This is sad news.
Another good one goes....

B.


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: Janie
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 09:12 PM

Very sad, indeed.


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 09:17 PM

Far too young to pass on.

Sad, indeed.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: catspaw49
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 10:04 PM

Very sad indeed.........I'm sorta' without words for this one. Its just hard to believe.............

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 10:36 PM

His greatest hits album was a frequent listen for me and my lady friend back in '84.
"Now that we love
Now that the lonely days are ended
How do we make love stay?"
Well, it didn't stay for Janet and me, but the music and the memories remain. Thanks, Dan.


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: GUEST,TIA
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 10:37 PM

Changing horses in the middle of a stream...

Well shit. We're all mortal. But some should not be. And some are not.


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: frogprince
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 11:08 PM

Can't come up with the proper title for the one using the Kentucky Derby as a metaphor: "It's the chance of a lifetime, in a lifetime of chance". Fogelberg was one of the bona fide lyric poets. He gave us more than a lot of us will if we live a lot longer.


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: Genie
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 11:08 PM

Here's the obit write-up from Dan's website: http://www.danfogelberg.com/news.html

This is very sad news, indeed. First, because he was so young. Second, because prostate cancer is so often treatable and survivable, even in later years, if diagnosed early.   And also because I really enjoy so much of Dan's music and appreciate his poetry and musicality, even though he hasn't been considered "cool" since the early '80s.    Not every song of his was a classic, of course, but I do think he left behind a few timeless songs.

By the way, as we're now in the Christmas season, I really recommend checking out Dan's Christmas album, which I discovered about a year ago.   It has some very traditional Christmas songs, such as "This Endris Night" (beautiful), some wonderful instrumentals, and a couple of very nice original Christmas songs.   One of the nicest Christmas albums I've discovered in recent years.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: bobad
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 11:11 PM

Way too young - shit!


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 11:21 PM

Dammit...I can't believe this.


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 11:32 PM

A little more time to think. On this page of the Living Legacy site, there is a beautiful way to express condolences by lighting a virtual candle. For some reason it helps. This is so sad.


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg
From: alison
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 12:16 AM

"Met my old lover in the grocery store, the snow was falling, Christmas Eve......"

"Same old lang syne" always takes me back to my teenage love ....... great song

what a shame

alison


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 12:17 AM

I felt his "Leader of the Band" told the story of my father, and for that I will be forever indebted to him.
Rest in peace, Dan.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: freightdawg
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 12:23 AM

Man, another great one gone.

Ditto what Joe just said.

"His blood runs through my instrument and his song is in my soul."

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Genie
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 01:22 AM

You can see lyrics and hear clips from Dan's album "First Christmas Morning" at his website, here:

Dan Fogelberg: First Christmas Morning


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Pauline L
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 02:32 AM

Katlaughing, thanks for directing us to the site with the candles.

My favorite Dan Fogelberg song is "Leader of the Band." It is a very good description of my childhood violin teacher. I have plenty of good memories of playing and singing this with friends. For a good clip of him singing this song, see this.

I recommend reading his bio on his website. I didn't know that he loved nature and lived on a mountain in Colorado. This deepens my feeling of kinship with him.

RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 02:53 AM

In the early to mid seventies, Fogelberg was part of the back-to-the-country musician inhabitants of Nederland, Colorado. At this time, Dan, Steve Stills, and several members of the Dirt Band were in residence, and the tales of parties and music sessions are the stuff of legend. This place and era was the inspiration for Fogelberg's album Nether Lands. Stills had a 4WD Mercedes that would be found on many a winter morning parked in the middle of the street or nestled in a snow drift, and Fogelberg said that finding Steve's car was usually a hell of a lot easier than finding Steve.


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Subject: Obit: Dan Fogelberg
From: gnu
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 03:56 AM

News item here.


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Subject: RE: Obit - Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: open mike
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 06:02 AM

He reminded every guy to get the two simple tests for prostate cancer.
It could save your life.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Peace
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 10:29 AM

Rest well.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 10:42 AM

As Dan said in his song Ghosts "Death is there to keep us honest/And constantly remind us we are free"

He is my favourite songwriter and was, in every way a great man. The legacy will live on!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 10:55 AM

Words simply cannot express how my heart cries. Thank you so very much for all of the gifts you gave us - and left for the generations to come.
Michael William Harrison


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 11:00 AM

Me, too, Joe.

Pauline, you are welcome. Thanks for the link.

LeeJ, I'd forgotten about that. My brother lived in Boulder at that time and would tell me of stories about them all up there in Nederland.

open mike, I too, read what he said on his website about getting tested. Then, I went out to the kitchen and gave my Rog a hug and told him "thanks" for getting tested this year. Ladies encourage your fellahs to do the same.

Still hard to believe this is true.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 11:24 AM

Rest in Peace...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,Cruiser
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 02:18 PM

The videos are also available on YouTube:

Sutter's Mill

Rhythm of the Rain

Same Old Lang Syne


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Genie
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 04:16 PM

Thanks, Cruiser.

Dan didn't write Sutter's Mill or Rhythm Of the Rain, but I love his version of the latter and the former is one of my favorite cuts from his album High Country Snows.    Same Old Lang Syne is, of course, one of Dan's most memorable compositions (among many).

g


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 04:29 PM

Someone has done a nice video of slides from the Kentucky Derby with his Run for the Roses for backing. Well done on youtube.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 04:38 PM

Sadly he joins those who died way before their time---Harry Chapin, Kate Wolf, Phil Ochs, to name a few. Seems the old cliche is right---"...the good die young".

His "Leader of The Band" was my favorite piece and have played it a number of times on my program----it seems so metaphorical and can make you think of a previous generation as well as yourself as you age.

Bill Hahn
http://billhahnprogramnotes.blogspot.com


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 04:47 PM

This video uses a unique screening of the movie Desperado with Sutter's Mill as backup music:

Sutter's Mill Video

Fogelberg on stage:

Rhythm of the Rain Video

Same Auld Lang Syne


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Bugsy
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 05:07 PM

very sad news indeed. My condolences to his family.


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 05:42 PM

I should have included Steve Goodman in the few people I named that Dan Fogelberg has now, sadly, joined


Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: PoppaGator
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 06:19 PM

My younger brother and one of his buddies ~ wiseguy punks back in Dan Fogelberg's heyday ~ forwarded me the following earlier today after learning of his passing. I don't know how they found it ~ it's the summary of a three-year-old Dave Letterman program.

Please don't be offended; irreverent as it might be (not so much to Dan as to an even more highly respected Personage), this story is pretty damn funny...

Dave takes time out to tell a funny George Miller story he heard over the weekend. (George was a dear friend of Dave's who passed away last month. He had been on Dave's show 50-60 times') The story goes that George's on again/off again girlfriend (we'll call her Linda) finally had enough of the on again/off again relationship. Linda tells George that she wants to start seeing other guys. George becomes incensed. Later that night he sneaks back to her apartment and goes into her room. He finds a picture of Jesus on her night table. George takes a pen and scribbles "Go to Hell" across the front. When Linda gets home she notices the photo and, suspecting George, calls the police to report it. The cops go over to George's house to get his side of the story. When asked if he wrote "Go to Hell" across the picture of Jesus, George said, "Jesus Christ? I thought that was Dan Fogelberg."


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 06:24 PM

Yes, he wrote some great ones. I still love and sing "Somewhere Along the Road" which, amazingly, I learned from a Doc Watson record.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 09:45 PM

Here's my favorite song from Fogelberg:

The Reach

It's Maine, and it's Autumn, the birches have just begun turning
It's life and it's dying
The lobstermen's boats come returning with the catch of the day in their holds
And the young boy is cold and complaining
The fog meets the beaches and out on the Reach it is raining.

It's father and son, it's the way it's been done since the old days
It's hauling by hand ten miles out from the land where their chow waits
And the days are all lonely and long and the seas grow so stormy and strong but...
The Reach will sing welcome as homeward they hurry along.

Chorus:

And the morning will blow away as the waves crash and fall
And the Reach like a siren sings as she beckons and calls
As the coastline recedes from view and the seas swell and roll
I will take from the Reach all that she has to teach to the depths of my soul.


The wind brings a chill, there's a frost on the sill in the morning
It creeps through the door
On the edge of the shore ice is forming
Soon the northers will bluster and blow
And the woods will be whitened with snowfall
And the Reach will lie frozen for the lost and unchosen to row.

(Chorus)


Notes:

The most famous Reach off the Maine coast is Eggemoggin Reach. This reach of water runs between Deer Isle and the mainland. Mariners favored this 15-mile-long passage because it trends northwest-southeast. In the prevailing southwesterly winds of summer, a heavily laden sailing vessel would have the wind off her beam sailing in either direction. This point of sail is known as a reach and it is the most favorable point of sail because you achieve your greatest speed (and comfort) when the wind is on your beam (i.e. amidships).

Philip Conkling, President
Island Institute, November, 2002

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Genie
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 11:23 PM

There are now several other You Tube videos of Dan's songs posted.   Some are of others singing his songs, some are Dan singing with the posters' home-made videos in the background.    I haven't checked them out because I'm on dial-up right now.

I've also been finding a lot of tribute columns and comments on line. It seems there are many, many whose lives were touched by Dan's music and storytelling in ways like those described here.   

Bill Hahn, I too would of course include Steve Goodman among the special music talents who left us way too early.    Today I just learned that Dan Fogelberg, like Steve, was actually performing at local coffeehouses in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, while I was in graduate school there at the U of Illinois.    So sad to realize I came so close to being able to see and hear them in their pre-fame days but I never did.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 12:14 AM

Charlie Noble - I, too, am in love with "The Reach" - a simply wonderful song. When I think of Maine I can't help but recall my time in the USNavy when we anchored out in the bay at Rockland for a bit of R&R and took the launch in to enjoy the Lobster Festival...

...and Genie, I kinda saw Dan Fogelberg in his "pre-fame days" back in 1975. For my birthday I was taken to an Eagles concert at the Masonic Auditorium in Detroit, Michigan; I didn't pay much attention at the time to the long-haired singer who played guitar and piano as an opening act for the big guys - who were yet to be the superstars they became. It was in 1977 that I moved to Texas and started dating a young lady who introduced me to Dan Fogelberg's records and I immediately fell in love with his stuff - and realized that that was the guy who opened for the Eagles while I didn't pay attention.

I saw Dan several times over the years but my favorite concert was a solo show at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas, Texas around 1994 or so. He sat center-stage in a big ole' comfy easy-chair with a small table on the side. His guitar attendant would bring him a fresh instrument after each song and every once in a while he'd get up and move to the piano for a song or two. I was quite fortunate to get a
seat in the fourth or fifth row directly in front of him.

"...between the worlds of men and make-believe, I can be found."


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 08:42 AM

Hi Genie

I agrre with you about Same Old Lang Syne. Just a small correction, though. Dan did, indeed, write Sutter's Mill, a glorious song which inexplicably hasn't become a standard.

This is how he describes the song in the sleevenotes of his brilliant box set:

"Movie time again. Strange how most of my Maine songs have been written in Colorado and some of my most western pieces (like this one)were written in Maine.I wrote this on my birthday 1984. It's not completely historically accurate but I plead poetic licence."

Speaking of "movie time", my favourite Dan piece is Tucson Arizona (Gazette). An extraordinary example of storytelling in song.

Cheers

Wayne


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Genie
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 05:04 PM

Thanks for the correction, Wayne. I guess my memory's slipping. when I heard that song on the High Country Snows album, I loved it so much that I checked its attribution, and I could have sworn I found that someone else wrote (or at least co-wrote) it. But maybe I'm getting it mixed up with "Go Down Easy," which, as I recall, was someone else's composition that Dan recorded for that album.   Obviously, Dan's own account of his songs origins trump my less-than-perfect memory. *g*

I agree, Sutter's Mill should be a folk/country standard by now.   

Another Fogelberg composition from High Country Snows that, while it enjoyed brief radio play in the 1980s, never really became well known is "Shallow Rivers."   I'm surprised there aren't more bluegrass pickers doing that song -- although, to be fair, Dan's wide vocal range often makes his songs difficult for mere mortals to sing, as is the case with "Shallow Rivers."    That one uses pretty much my entire pitch range (as do "Run For The Roses" and many other Fogelberg songs).

G


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Bobert
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 06:48 PM

I don't remember the year but I was at my favorite record store... There was a bin they had that had "cut-out" LP's of unknown artists for $1.99 and I would on accasion take a chance on a "cut-out" and sometimes they were good, like Teegarten and Van Winkle" and sometimes they weren't...

So, I pick up this LP becasue I'm attracted to the cover art which is a pencil self portrait of the artist and it's a fine drawing so I bought the LP , I swear, for the drawing...

Well, I took that LP home and put it on the turntable and out came the the most beautiful song I tghink I have ever heard entitled "The River"... Still gives me goose bumps to this very day...

I went around trying to tell people about his guy and people were going "Yeah, right?" but I made believers of all my frineds who heard it...

I can't say that I followed Dan thru all these years but I do know that that LP is one of the 5 I'd take from my 1500 or so collection to the proverbial desert island if I could only have 5 LP's...

R.I.P. and Godspeed, Dan...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,DALE
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 04:48 PM

so fitting the song leader of the band hit home when my dad passed away should have been a # 1 song hey check out his obscure single (below the surface) part of the plan style gods speed dan see you in rock and roll heaven, dam it when is someone ganna write a follow up to the alan o'day original rock and roll heaven, did you know climax also did the song befor the righteous bro's and finally the fda needs to step up to the plate and release cancer drugs can anyone say dendreon prostrate cancer breakthrough, maybe dan would be alive yet today' how sad we have the chance to eliminate all cancers prediction in 10 years there will be no more cancer write it down also olivia newton john is in breast cancer remission may she live to a ripe old age i honestly love you dale


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 09:17 PM

I have some spare commas and periods if you'd like to borrow some, Dave.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,Barbara Mehling
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 09:47 PM

It broke my heart to hear that he passed away...........Dan, "Don;t Lose Heart"................You are one of the greatest song writers I have every heard.........I will miss you greatly.........God be with you always and your family also


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: richlmo
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 11:41 PM

I always thought when I get to heaven (not a given) The first angels I would hear singing would be Dan Fogelberg and Emmy Lou. Since I'm the same age, I hope Emmy Lou hears me and Dan. Sorry Emmy, You get the worst end of that deal.
I think Dan Fogelberg was the epitome of "singer-songwriter". From Morning Sky to The Reach (I didn't really pay much attention after . Not sure why) , the man could write a song. Damn good musician, too.
Really sad news.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,Noelle
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 07:34 PM

I'm still hurting over this ... Dan filled my youth's day and nights with beautiful words and music that I saved in my heart, so that I would sing his songs as a lullibye to my baby daughter years later.

He was too young to die, but his beautiful memory lives on through his words that will be out there to remind us all of our youth and continues to remind us all we share in common.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,Jaze
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 09:16 AM

I must have listened to "Home Free" a million time when I was in college. Still one of my favorite lps. Very sad news.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 07:16 PM

Just thinking about his albums - "if" I had to choose just one I think it would be, "The Innocent Age." The disc contains a lot of variety, some great songs, and allows the listener to experience Dan's wide range of vocal and instrumental talents. Ah, but there are so many fine albums - glad I don't have to pick, I am. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,lefthanded guitar
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 06:00 PM

Too young. So sad. Too Young.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dan Fogelberg - 16 Dec 2007
From: GUEST,Rebecca Nery Weaver
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 02:12 PM

To the Family of Dan Fogelberg:
I wish to convey my deepest and heartfelt sympathy at the passing of Dan. He was a beautiful poet and songwriter and I had the privilege of seeing him in concert twice in the 70's. His music was an inspiration to me and it deeply touches me that he is no longer with us physically, but I find solice in knowing that I can still feel him and his beautiful soul through his music that I play. My x-husband and I had not spoken in 25 or more years. when Dan died I sent my x-husband a leaf and wrote on the back of it as told in his song "Souvenirs". My x-husband and I have developed a little bit of a friendship now. When we were married many years ago, Dan was one of our favorites. God gives us many gifts while we are on this Earth Plane. One of the greatest he/she gave to me was the music of Dan Fogelburg.


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