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Encyclopedia > Dan Fogelberg
The cover of the album "The Essential Dan Fogelberg"
The cover of the album "The Essential Dan Fogelberg"

Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (b. Peoria, Illinois on August 13, 1951) is an American singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, whose music has been inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, classical, jazz, and bluegrass music. Album cover The Essential Dan Fogelberg This is an album cover. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Peoria County, Illinois Mayor Jim Ardis Area    - City 46. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Singer-songwriter is a term which refers to performers who write, compose, and sing their own material including lyrics, melodies and often the accompaniment and entire composition or song. ... A multi-instrumentalist is a musician who plays a number of different instruments. ...


Fogelberg, the youngest of Lawrence and Margaret (Young) Fogelberg's three sons, learned to play piano as a child. His father was a high school band director who spent most of his career at Peoria Woodruff High School and Pekin High School (and would later be the inspiration for "Leader of the Band") and his mother was a pianist. Using a Mel Bay course book, he taught himself to play a Hawaiian slide guitar his grandfather gave to him. 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 "Autumn Leaves." The Beatles were an English rock group from Liverpool. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ...


After graduating from Woodruff High School in 1969, he studied theater arts and painting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and began performing as a solo acoustic player in area coffeehouses. There, he was discovered in 1971 by Irving Azoff. Fogelberg and Azoff, who started his music-management career promoting another Illinois act, REO Speedwagon, moved to California to seek their fortunes. Fogelberg became a session musician who played with pop-folk artists like Van Morrison. In 1972, he released his debut album Home Free to lukewarm response. His second effort was much more successful — this 1974 Joe Walsh-produced album Souvenirs and the hit song "Part of the Plan" made him a major star. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Irving Azoff is a famous music industry manager of bands such as Jewel, The Eagles, Bush, REO Speedwagon, Dan Fogelberg, Seal, Journey, Christina Aguilera, and Van Halen. ... REO Speedwagon is an American rock band which grew in popularity in the Midwestern United States during the 1970s. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Session musicians are musicians available for hire, as opposed to musicians who are either permanent members of a musical outfit or who have acquired fame in their own right. ... George Ivan Van Morrison (born August 31, 1945) is a singer and songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Home Free is the debut album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Souvenirs is the second album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ...


Following Souvenirs, Fogelberg released a string of gold and platinum albums and found commercial success with songs like "The Power of Gold," "Longer," which became a wedding standard, "The Language of Love," and "Lonely in Love." His 1978 Twin Sons of Different Mothers was the first of two collaborations with jazz flutist Tim Weisberg. The Innocent Age, released in October 1981, reached the peak of critical and popular acclaim. The double album "song cycle" included four of his biggest hits: "Leader of the Band," a tribute to his musician father, "Run for the Roses," which aired during the 1980 Kentucky Derby, "Hard To Say," and "Same Old Lang Syne," based on a real-life accidental meeting with a former girlfriend. Two of his songs have graced feature films: "There's a Place in the World for a Gambler" (originally on Souvenirs) can be heard in the 1978 movie FM; and "Times Like These" was used in the 1980 movie Urban Cowboy the year before it appeared on The Innocent Age. Twin Sons of Different Mothers is the fifth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... The Innocent Age is the seventh album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Churchill Downs racetrack, 2004 The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the three-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... Souvenirs is the second album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as—in metonymy—the field in general. ... FM is a 1978 movie directed by John A. Alonzo, and starring Michael Brandon, Eileen Brennan, Alex Karras and Cleavon Little. ... Urban Cowboy is a 1980 film movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger about the love-hate relationship between Travoltas cowboy character Bud Davis and Wingers cowgirl character Sissy. ... The Innocent Age is the seventh album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ...


In 1985, Fogelberg released High Country Snows. Recorded in Nashville, it showcased his (and some of the industry's best) talent in the bluegrass genre. Vince Gill, Jerry Douglas, David Grisman, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen were among those who contributed to the record. High Country Snows is the ninth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Jerry Douglas is an actor, who has been on The Young and the Restless for 25 years. ... David Grisman David Grisman (born 1945 in Hackensack, New Jersey) is a noted bluegrass/newgrass mandolinist and composer of acoustic music. ... Chris Hillman on the cover of his album The Other Side (2005) Chris Hillman (born Christopher Hillman December 4, 1944, in Los Angeles, California), was one of the original members of The Byrds (1965) with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. ...


River of Souls, released in 1993, was Fogelberg's last studio album for Sony. In 1997, Portrait encompassed his career with four discs, each highlighting a different facet of his music: "Ballads," "Rock and Roll," "Tales and Travels," which displayed his talents as a narrative songwriter, and "Hits." In 1999, he fulfilled a career-long dream of creating a Christmas album, and in 2003 Full Circle showcased a return to the folk-influenced, 1970s soft rock-style of music for which he and other singer-songwriters from his era had gained popular recognition. River of Souls is the thirteenth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Full Circle is variously the name of: A few albums by musical artists like The Doors, Rupert Holmes, Randy Travis, Pennywise, etc. ... Soft rock, also referred to as lite rock, easy rock, and formally mellow rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work. ...


A very personal songwriter, Fogelberg has also used his music to address social issues, among them peace and Native American concerns. He has been particularly outspoken about his commitment to the environment and to finding alternatives to nuclear power. To that end, Fogelberg performed at a number of the Musicians United for Safe Energy "No Nukes" concerts in 1979 and 1980. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A Hupa man, 1923 The term Indigenous peoples of the Americas encompasses the inhabitants of the Americas before the European discovery of the Americas in the late 15th century, as well as many present-day ethnic groups who identify themselves with those historical peoples. ... A nuclear power station. ... Musicians United for Safe Energy was a group founded in 1979 by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall of Orleans. ...


His live concerts won acclaim across the nation over the years. Fogelberg has said that one of his proudest moments came in 1979 when he played at New York's Carnegie Hall for an audience that included his mother and father. (One of his most successful songs, "Leader of the Band," is dedicated to his musician father). Most summers, Fogelberg would perform with a full band or in a solo acoustic setting; the differing formats allowed the artist to show the breadth and depth of his talent as a singer, guitarist, pianist and bandleader. In 2002, fans showed their appreciation by choosing Fogelberg to be one of the first 10 inductees into the Performers Hall of Fame at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 7th Avenue, occupying the east stretch of 7th Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... Red Rocks Amphitheatre Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a naturally occurring rock structure to the southwest of Denver, where concerts are given in the open air. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates: City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area    - City 401. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ...


In May 2004, he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. On August 13, 2005, his 54th birthday, Fogelberg announced on his web site that through his first year of treatments they had succeeded in slowing the progression of his prostate cancer. In that same announcement, he thanked his many fans for their support, and noted that he had no immediate plans to return to making music, but was keeping his options open, and was enjoying spending time with his wife, musician Jean Fogelberg. August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ...


In June 2005, it was reported that Fogelberg, who, since 1982, lived on Mountain Bird Ranch, 610 acres near Pagosa Springs, Colorado, has put the lavishly appointed property up for sale at an asking price of $17.5 million. Pagosa Springs is a town located in Archuleta County, Colorado. ...

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Discography

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Home Free is the debut album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... Souvenirs is the second album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... Captured Angel is the third album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Nether Lands is the fourth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... Phoenix is the sixth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... The Innocent Age is the seventh album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Windows and Walls is the eighth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... High Country Snows is the ninth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Exiles is the tenth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... The Wild Places is the eleventh album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1990 (see 1990 in music). ... Dan Fogelberg Live: Greetings from the West is the twelfth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... River of Souls is the thirteenth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Love Songs is a 1995 music album by Dan Fogelberg, released by Epic Records, and contains all 10 tracks. ... The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg is a 2001 music album by Dan Fogelberg, released by Sony Records, and contains all 17 tracks. ...

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Twin Sons of Different Mothers is the fifth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... No Resemblance Whatsoever is the fourteenth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ...

Songs

  • Leader of the Band Ballad about his father who led the band. Also used at memorial services.
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Leader of the Band is a Dan Fogelberg hit soft rock song from the 1970s. ...

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References

  1. ^ http://www.nbc.com/Late_Night_with_Conan_O'Brien/show_archive (available approx. 30 days after airdate)

 
 

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