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Dan Fogelberg


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Peoria IL, United States (1971 – 2007)

The late Dan Fogelberg (August 13, 1951, Peoria, Illinois – December 16, 2007, Deer Isle, Maine) was an American singer/songwriter who had several gold and platinum releases in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. During his solo career, under assistance of Eagles manager Irving Azoff, he rose to prominence and epitomized the 70s sound. He also voiced his concerns on social and ecological issues, including the No Nukes concerts, and worked in the studio with a diverse variety of musicians including Van Morrison, Joe Walsh, Tim Weisberg and Ricky Skaggs.

The youngest of three sons, Dan was born in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Margaret (née Irvine), a classically-trained pianist, and Lawrence Peter Fogelberg, a high school band director, who spent most of his career at Peoria Woodruff High School and Pekin High School. Dan Fogelberg’s mother was a Scottish immigrant and his father was of Swedish descent. His father would later be the inspiration for the song Leader Of The Band. Using a Mel Bay course book, Dan taught himself to play a Hawaiian slide guitar his grandfather gave to him; he also learned to play the piano. He started his music career at age 14 when he joined his first band, The Clan, which paid homage to The Beatles. His second band was another cover combo, The Coachmen, which in 1967 released two singles on Ledger Records: “Maybe Time Will Let Me Forget” and “Don’t Want To Lose Her.” Another was the blues band, Frankie and the Aliens, who toured regionally during the 1980s covering songs by Cream and Muddy Waters, among others.


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  • meeeannmimusic1

    I was so shocked when I heard about his passing. He will never die in my heart.

    9 Sep 2014 Reply

    SPANK on this music and talent! Spot the F on! :-) Let us all enjoy the horns! WOOO

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • RetroRockRadio

    Really sad he's gone. Great music. I especially love his very early work!

    16 Sep 2012 Reply
  • DJ-Xcite

    Why must he die so young? My absolutely favorite these days (and night).

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • folkwise

    Souvenirs helped me survive college. Seriously.

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • brkbeatjunkie

    love you dan. you the man dan

    5 Mar 2012 Reply

    Bon chanteur et belle voix!

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • dardar227

    I instantly loved "Part Of The Plan" when it first came out but I managed to only record the last 30 seconds. I played that last piece over a hundred times until I got the record. Was a fan ever since and was very saddened when he left us. RIP Dan.

    21 Aug 2011 Reply
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    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • darla7561

    Run for the Roses, my all time favorite!

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ershoff99

    Leader Of The Band great song!!!

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ershoff99

    Leader Of The Band beautiful song!!!

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • umpire444

    You were a friend! Enjoy the band were your at!

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Rohit8

    RIP dan

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • elysa91

    Aiutooooo, come si ascolta la musica???

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Jyroflux

    He should have at least 10 million plays by now. Just sayin'...

    21 Nov 2010 Reply
  • John-Boyy

    Absolutely awesome songs!

    20 Jun 2010 Reply
  • rosmaritbrum

    Thank my love....

    11 Jun 2010 Reply
  • beachbob6

    Soft Rock-not! That was not his genius- listen to 1st-3d & last album. That is Dan!

    7 May 2010 Reply
  • cocoisa

    Para remate: Ni ruso ni ingles no entiendo nada SOS como se hace El Lindo moderador debe estar de vaca porque ni caso me hace, no se que hacer. Por eso me fui y ahora vuelvo con la esperanza de que alquien me explique que tengo que hacer: Compro musica, comparto, vendo que michi tengo que hacer, me dicen que me queda poco poco de que...? Que aburrido cuando no se sabe que hacer... Exijo una Explicacion....

    16 Apr 2010 Reply
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