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Dan Fogelberg R.I.P.


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That is certainly sad news. He left us far too early. To Billy K., Dan and I were both from Peoria. I never met him in high school but he used to play in a local band called "The Coachmen" of which I knew other band members.

Dan went to Woodruff H.S. and I went to Peoria Central H.S. Dan's father was a band director at Pekin H.S. and Woodruff H.S. (I think that is right). Of course Dan's song "Leader of the Band" was about his father. My sympathies to his family and we all know how much he will be missed by his many loving fans.

Phil

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I just heard this on the news and my heart is very heavy. I had hoped he would recover. This is a tragic loss. Phil (Sterling) knew his father, who was a band director in Illinois when I taught there.

R.I.P. Dan. You left us a beautiful legacy and you will be remembered fondly always.

frown --Darlene

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I count Dan as truly one of the finest 'pop / folk' lyricists ever. Everytime I would put pen to paper to write a song or a poem, it was people like Dan and Jackson and Don who inspired me to think about the words and their effect on the message / song. I am misty-eyed as I type this, and tonight I will cry.

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I was very sad to hear about this. He was one of my favorites.

I just posted a link last week to a live performance of his in the "Come Around And See Me' section of the Board. It is worth checking out, and is very appropriate for this time of year.

My favorite has always been his album "Netherlands" - especially the title track.

Thank you for the music Dan...

Tim

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This one hurts..."The Innocent Age", Dan's crown jewel double album was one of my top 5 albums of all time. "Same Auld Lang Syne, Leader of The Band, Run For The Roses, Hard To Say, The Reach, In The Passage, The Lion's Share, Only The Heart May Know...ALL ON ONE FREAKIN' NON-GREATEST HITS ALBUM!

Can you say, "Music Genius at work and In The Zone?" crying

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"Nether Lands" is my personal favorite...I'll never be able to play it without being able to think of specific times in my high school and college life. Had a way with words, the man did...

The last thing I'd heard was that he was doing better, so to hear this is just sad, sad...

I hope you guys are paying attention to what he said about getting yourselves tested. It could make a difference for you.

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