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Died On This Date (December 16, 2007) Dan Fogelberg / Popular Singer-Songwriter

Posted by themusicsover on December 16, 2009

Dan Fogelberg
August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007

dan-fogelbergDan Fogelberg was one of the most popular soft rock singer-songwriters of the 1970s.  Starting in 1975, Fogelberg released a string of gold and platinum selling albums including 1979’s Phoenix, which included the #2 single, “Longer,” that has since become a wedding favorite.  Two collaborations with Tim Weisberg were also very popular with his fans.  In 1981, he released High Country Snows, a bluegrass album that included such guests as Vince Gill, Doc Watson, Jerry Douglas and David Grisman.  Fogelberg stayed very active either touring or recording into the early 2000s, Often using his popularity to promote social and environmental issues.  Dan Fogelberg was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004, and died of it on December 16, 2007.  He was 56.

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2 Responses to “Died On This Date (December 16, 2007) Dan Fogelberg / Popular Singer-Songwriter”

  1. D Thomas said

    Correction: Dan Fogelberg never announced that his treatments for prostate cancer had “cleared him of it.” He expressed his gratitude to fans in his August 2005 letter, saying ” I am quite certain that the love and prayers that have been directed to us from all over the world have had a tangible and potent healing effect.” and i’m sure they did – – but he did not say the healing included being cleared of the cancer.

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