Dan Fogelberg Biography
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In May 2004, Fogelberg was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. He underwent therapy and achieved a partial remission, which did not eliminate his cancer but reduced it and stopped its spread. On August 13, 2005, his 54th birthday, Fogelberg announced the success of his cancer treatments. He said that he had no immediate plans to return to making music but was keeping his options open.
Fogelberg maintained residences in Deer Isle, Maine  and at Mountain Bird Ranch, a 610-acre (2.5 km2) property near Pagosa Springs, Colorado, that he purchased in 1982. The ranch was put up for sale in 2005.
Fogelberg succumbed to prostate cancer on December 16, 2007, at his home in Deer Isle, with wife Jean by his side. He was 56 years old. 
Soon after his death, his widow announced that a song written and recorded for her by Fogelberg for Valentine's Day 2005, "Sometimes a Song", would be sold on the Internet and that all proceeds would go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The song was released on Valentine's Day 2008 and was also included in a collection of eleven previously unpublished songs (nine originals) on a CD released in September 2009 titled Love In Time.
In tribute to Fogelberg and the entire Fogelberg family, the city of Peoria renamed Abington Street in the city's East Bluff neighborhood "Fogelberg Parkway". The street runs along the east side of Woodruff High School, Fogelberg's alma mater, and where his father was a teacher and bandleader. "Fogelberg Parkway" ends at the intersection of N. Prospect and Frye, which is the location of the convenience store where Dan ran into his old high school sweetheart one Christmas Eve; a chance encounter made famous in the song "Same Old Lang Syne"
In fall of 2009, the Peoria City Council granted permission to a group of Dan Fogelberg fans to begin fundraising efforts to create a permanent memorial to Fogelberg in his home town of Peoria. The memorial garden will be placed in Riverfront Park and is expected to be dedicated during the Fall of 2010
rest in sweet gentle peace sweet daniel grayling fogelberg, you will never be forgotten
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I first heard of Dan Fogerberg when I was 18. | Reviewer: Keith | 7/19/14
The song "As the Raven Flies" first got my attention driving home from work late one night and then "The Last Nail" was the clincher. It confirmed him as my favorite sonwriter and singer ever. I was a die hard hard rock fan but his music touched me like no other. My son's father-n-law to be, incidently born one day after I was born, said Fogerberg was also his favorite by far. We went to a Fogerberg concert in Cleveland in 2002 and I so regretted not seeing him before. He was very well known in NE Ohio in the early seventies and that area was one of his biggest supporters. That concert was absolutely packed.
For my Dad | Reviewer: Peter Crump | 4/16/14
I read the lyrics of "The Leader of the Band" to over 200 people at my fathers funeral, for he truly was the leader of our band. I cry every time I hear Dan's song because I miss our leader. Thank you for touching so many.
Awesome Music | Reviewer: Rama | 2/18/14
Today I heard Rhythm of the Falling Rain sung by Dan Fogelberg , it was awesome ! Dan's version is so beautiful, different from the Cascades' but just as lovely. Thank you , Dan !
You still make me cry ,Dan | Reviewer: Josephine | 2/14/14
I just listened to Dan Fogelberg's "Believe In Me" and I cried buckets ! His voice is so beautiful ! Why was he taken so soon ? Why? I will never ever grow tired of listening to Dan's wonderful songs ! I love you , Dan ! Rest in God's tender care . Thank you, dearest Dan.
Fogelberg's Music Will Live On | Reviewer: Brad Rathert | 2/11/14
I wasn't born until 1979, but I really enjoy Dan's music even if it was before my time. Leader Of The Band and Part Of The Plan are my 2 favorites. It's a shame he is no longer with us, but Dan Fogelberg's music will live on. RIP Mr. Fogelberg. You will always be with us in our hearts.
Home Free | Reviewer: Linda Faye | 12/4/13
Listening to "Home Free" takes me back to being eighteen years old, sitting in a rocker, looking out the window from a second floor room. The only song of Dan Fogelberg's I was familiar with was "Part of the Plan" due to the air time it was getting on the radio. I was in an overwhelming amount of emotional pain at that point in my life. I was storing a friend's album collection at my house and one day I sat on the floor and came across "Home Free" and decided to give it a listen. My God. It was like the music and lyrics engulfed my soul. As Fogelberg grew as a musician I bought everything I could get my hands on and was blessed to see him live several times over the years. The last time I saw him was a few months before his cancer diagnosis, at an outdoor venue in Portsmouth Virginia. He paused after one of his songs and pointed out the boats along the shore and said "I would rather be sailing than working tonight!" He ended his show with a tribute to George Harrison. How ironic and bittersweet.
Everyone loves Dan's songs | Reviewer: Elena | 10/22/13
This evening our local radio station in Singapore played Dan's ' Leader of the Band' and my husband told me to turn up the volume ! He loves that song too! When we got home , he took out our Dan Fogelberg CD and started to play all the songs, all our favorites ! I think everyone loves Dan's songs no matter which age group they are from ! Thank you Dan !
Absolutely ! | Reviewer: Josephine | 10/15/13
I like what Reviewer Stephan said about Dan's music ! Absolutely! Dan's dictums in life were very much in his music, the lyrics of his songs give us something to go through each day of our own lives. The magic will always be there for me, dearest Dan. We will not know God's reasons for taking you away so early, but we know that your music will live on and on. Thank you !
Always present | Reviewer: Stephan | 10/9/13
Sometimes I still find it hard to believe. My whole life since I was 17 was formed around Dan's music. His melodies were the sound track of my soul and his lyrics my words to live by. Somedays I just feel lost without that direction in my life but I will keep moving on for that was his message in much of his art.
Nostalgia | Reviewer: Josephine | 10/7/13
Today as I was driving, I was pleasantly surprised when my favorite radio station played Dan Fogelberg's ' Leader of the Band' . How beautiful it was to hear Dan's wonderful voice ! Nostalgia for the good old days when Dan's songs were played over and over again, came flooding back to me . I cried as I listened to the song on that stretch home . Dan still weaves magic in my life ! Thank you dearest Dan ! May you rest in peace!
People still care | Reviewer: Jane R | 9/19/13
I was reading the reviews and it is really wonderful to see that many people still care about Dan Fogelberg and his amazing music and songs . Just goes to show that you still weave magic in our lives , Dan! You will never be forgotten . May God rest your soul, dearest Dan . Amen !
the joy goes on | Reviewer: char | 9/17/13
Tonight I play Run For The Roses and thank God we got to absorb so much of Dan`s soul. I am more at peace in this chaotic world when Dan sings to my heart. Rest in the arms of our loving God, dear sweet Dan.
I love you Dan | Reviewer: Lucy J | 9/15/13
Dearest Dan , your songs are the greatest ! Your haunting voice soothes my troubled soul and I can go on the whole day, just listening to your music and your beautiful songs. Thank you ! I love you , Dan ! Rest in peace.
I believe in you , Dan | Reviewer: Josephine | 9/3/13
Today I heard one of my favourite songs by Dan Fogelberg and I cried buckets! Buckets because 'Believe in Me' is so hauntingly beautiful and I love Dan's gorgeous voice . I still feel so sad at his passing but just Listening to his songs makes me feel that Dan will never be forgotten. It is almost 6 years since Dan left us but I know that radio stations around the world still play his songs today and people also request for his songs to be played. We believe in you , Dan ! Thank you! If I could only do one thing, I will make sure that you will always be remembered with great love, dearest Dan ! Rest in peace !
Really, you were one of the best. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/22/13
I was ministered to by Dan Fogelburg at Red Rocks the summer of 1999. I had just undergone a bone marrow transplant a month before. He commented that John Denver really was one of the best. Little did I know that Dan himself has passed away; just found out tonight. In music school in the late '70's, we listened to Dan Fogelburg's music. It changed me as a person; put love into the depth of my soul. I have been blessed, attending both John Denver and Dan Fogelburg concerts. They both, truly were the best.
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