He was my dads friend
Dan, You have left a wonderful mark on the world with you're beautiful songs. I know I will see you in heaven someday. Susan San Antonio\, TX
I started listening to Dan's music in 1977. Any time I feel down, I put on one of his CD's. They always make me feel better. It's so sad to realize that he is no longer with us on earth and one day I hope to meet him above!
I've always enjoyed his music, his beautiful voice, the sounds of his guitar. I hadn't known that he suffered with cancer but I also have (Jan. 2007 ovarian) so I can relate to some of what he must have gone thru. I'm so glad he had someone who loved him at his side (his wife.)
people die 1 day, but they live a lifetime celebrate the LIFE
please log onto Dan Fogelberg.com and read Jean's words. take some time at 6:30am and 6:30 pm to listen to Dan on 8/13/2008 ever on our friend ever on.
I remember listening to "The Leader of the Band" and "Run For the Roses" with my mom and both of us crying . . . to this day both of those songs get me choked up. And "Longer" is one of my all-time favorite songs. I'm so sorry he is gone but so grateful that we will always have his music. I hadn't heard about his passing until recently, but my heart goes out to his family and friends for their loss.
in asbury park playing front for hot tuna 1974(?} i knew dan was my hero ,since then i havent missed a note , and im not kidding when i say that dan fogelberg has enriched my life and made me a person of thought and love . Iam a little tired of seeing my best fav's die of cancer . but jeanne dont take dan all to your self!!
My oldest brother got me addicted to Dan who iromically was taken from our family at the age of 56 from a heart attack. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer two days before.
"we drank a toast to innocence" never will say as in my heart as to what I feel now. This song will be forever in my prayers and thoughts, as its life, our life, if we just stop and listen..
Growing up in the 70's, I remember listening to his songs. Hearing "Leader of the Band", I think of the memories of growing up with my father. Thanks for those memories. I still get tears in my eyes when I hear his songs. God Bless you Dan Fogelberg.
BABY OF 6, INFLUENCED MY SIBLINGS MUSIC TASTE. I SHOULD HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO DISCO AND MOTLY CREW, BOY I THANK GOD FOR MY SIBLINGS, AND THE EXPERIENCE OF DAN FOGELBERG, HIS MUSIC TRUELY OPENED ME TO A WORLD OF LOVE, HONOR AND RESPECT FOR SO MANY MORE GREAT ARTISTS AND FANTASTIC LYRICS. I SAW A PBS SPEACIAL LAST NIGHT AND CALLED MY FRIENDS TO TELL THEM IT WAS ON, ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT HE HAD PASSED, IM SAD. WOW! THANK YOU DAN FOR ALL YOU GAVE ME....
I greive when a true light goes out in the world and he was a beautiful light and voice that has been stilled for him but I will never forget his beautiful light and music
devestaded by losing him , his music will live forever and his beautiful soul always danny mac, bassist /singer
Dan Fogelberg's music uplifted my soul when I was searching my own. He will always be remembered as the music man that made me feel fine!
DAN FOGELBERG WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SOUL HE HAD. A VERY TALENTED MAN. WHO WILL BE VERY MUCH MISSED. SLEEP WITH THE ANGELS. YOUR FAN DANYA
it was my 21st birthday and i recieved souvenirs as a gift and that was the beginning of my love affair with dan's music.as a guitarist who started playin 4 years before i tried to copy as much of his stuff as possible.i couldnt sing to save my life so i was never going to be a threat.but his lyrics and melodies will live in me forever.rest in peace you beautiful man-til we meet again--somewhere along the road
". . and, Papa, I don't think I said 'I love you' near enough!" In Dan's memory, always tell the ones for whom you care that you love them!
I remember going to a concert at the Jones Beach Theater with my boyfriend to hear Dan Fogelberg for the first time live. I was still bruised and picking up the pieces from a painful divorce and hearing Dan sing all the songs from his Exiles album captured my heart. His words spoke to me as if he knew me and I knew him. That night everything was perfect. The sun setting over the water at the beach, the music, the lighting, the mood he created, and of course my boyfriend there to share it with me. Needless to say,we have now been married almost 20 years! When I heard of Dan's passing, I was shocked as I did not know he was ill. We have lost a beautiful and talented man way too soon. May his memory and music live on forever.
Made my day on so many occasions and defined an era. Loved him and his music!!! Melissa
I remember hearing Heart Hotels at a very down period of my life when I was alone and thinking Wow, he's singing exactly what I'm feeling! Strangely enough, it cheered me to think that I could identify with Dan and thats when I became a die-hard fan. That was 30 some years ago. Man, I miss him!
Listening to "Leader of The Band" on the car radio, while driving with my Dad.... respectful silence prevailed...
Living in Southern Colorado when Dan did and being really close in age to him made me feel closer to him than any other performer-it was like I knew what he knew somehow. Seeing him perform at Pagosa Springs high school with just his guitar was such a fabulous gift-it was a treat I will never know again. I wish his wife and friends whatever comfort it is possible to receive ; they and all of us have suffered an irreplacable loss..
Omg..True story. I turned my radio on last night to listen for songs that might suit my range...(because in my dreams I am going to conquer my fears and do the one thing I would love to do)...and I heard what I thought was a female singing an old song I remembered. And the words touched me so much..that I got out of bed to scribble a few of the lyrics down so I could search it today on the net. Well, all I had to go on was..."I m just a living legacy to the Leader of the Band."...anyway, a few hits on the net later I end up on You tube listening to this beautiful man signing this song. I felt so moved that I thought I would send him an email to thank him...then I see that he has passed. Well, I hope wherever you are Mr Dan you know what beauty you bought to this world. Funny, how things happen, my father was the best singer but did nothing with it......He sang to us every night... and all of the community.at times.. he had the voice of an angel....but was to scared to take it further....and I am now being challenged to go forth but lack courage. Hearing this song has made me think about how I am doing the same thing..and somehow I have to get over my fears as a way to validate him...Thank you God bless your family. Lyndab Australia
Dan touched my heart,soul,and my life.He truly was the leader of the band and he was on a higher level than gifted or talented.I will miss him every day.He is surely now singing with God.With the utmost respect and admiration and daily Prayers,may God bless you and keep you safe.My heartfelt sympathy and empathy to Jean. Michael Cochrane (Scotland).
Thank You For Sharing..... I have been a Dan Fogelberg fan for many years. He has touched my heart and life so deeply in many ways and I am so thankful to have seen him live in concert many times during his all too short life. God has taken Home one of his most special Angels from this Earth!!! One day we will all be able to listen to his beautiful songs in Heaven endlessly. I have been especially drawn to one of his most gorgeous and touching songs, "Same Aulde Lang Syne", many times as well as many of his other soulful songs over the years. We will all miss him so very much and mourn his loss greatly! God Bless You, Dan! You are truly one of the greatest musicians of our time!!! - Susan
So saddened to hear the news of Dan's death - a true inspiration in lyrics, voice and guitar - so thankful to see him in th States on his River of Souls tour. A tragic loss
The first time I ever saw Dan in concert was the Netherlands tour, he walked out by himself, black tux, no band, just a grand piano and started playing Netherlands, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. It was incredible, gave me chills, what perfection and class. I have been to probally 30+ shows thru the years and have never seen anyone that comes close to matching his talent. The most beautiful music, lyrics, playing. So underated, WHY??
My first experience with Dan's music was in 1978. I was going through a rough time in my life, and it was Dan and his Netherland's album that helped me through. I've seen him in concert too many times to count. He will always be a part of me. His light will continue to shine through his music. God bless him family.
Leader of the Band came out around the same time my Dad went home to be with the Lord. What a beautiful song. I cannot listen to that song without thinking of how blessed I was as well to have the great Dad I had. I pray for Jean that the Lord will grant you peace as you grieve the loss of your husband. Even if we are apart for a season we will be together in that place with no sickness or pain.Then we will never ever be seperated again.
God had to been really proud of dan's accomplishnent's in his live. But he was taken much to soon I for one will be forever sorry for you're loss my deepest heart felt sorry for you'r loss.God bless you I love you all Tim hawkins akron ohio
on sept, 12th, 1986.I was driving down m140 in my home town in south haven michigan. Along that stretch of road is a s curve. I was lisening to Dan Fogelberg and getting into the rythem of the rain. when a speeding car/w 6 drunk woman hit me nearly head on that curve. our combining speed were 180 mph, i was going 60mph. Neer seen it comming. That night i was headed to see the woman im married to today. Ilay in a coma for 19 months. when paramedic's pulled me out of the mangeled wreck they knew i was dead right along /w the 6 woman that were killed instantly. when they pryed the door open. they not only found out i wasnt dead, but my cassette player had a repeat mode on it.Rhythem of the rain was screaming at them.The paramedics tld my girlfriend he's got 1 hell of a choice in music in the hospitial. my wife played that very tape for 19 months straight. when i woke up rythem of the rain was playing 19 months later. heres to you. RIP we love you Tim Hawkins- akron, ohio, and thank you so much /w hopes you'r moving the hevens /w your buetiful music
I WAS DEEPLY SADDENED TO HEAR OF DAN'S PASSING. BEING A PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR, IT REALLY SCARES ME TO THINK HOW LUCKY I AM. DAN'S COLLABERATION W/ TIM WEISSBERG'S "TELL ME TO MY FACE" IS STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS. IT NEVER REALLY GOT THE RECOGNITION IT DESERVED. REST IN PEACE.
Dan Will spend eternity with The Leader of the Band. It was always my favorite song. It showed so much respect and love for this father. I listen to him almost every day.
I heard Dan for the first time when I was a college Junior and I couldn't believe the sound of his voice...so mellow and perfect. And his lyrics...it seems they expressed everything I have ever felt. He will be missed.
I just watched a PBS special with Dan which I thoroughly enjoyed. It's still hard to believe he's gone. He he had so much more music to write yet. I certainly will continue to listen to his music for the rest of my life. He will be greatly missed.....
Others have said it all. My heart hurts, and paindrops keep falling from my eyes. Love to Jean.
I grew up listening to and performing the music of Dan Fogelberg. Heaven has another angel in it's eternal band. A great song writer, performer and human being. You will be missed.
WOW! I didn't even know of his illness. Just watched a PBS program with him and his band and it brought back so many 70's memories. His talent will never be forgotten or duplicated! Our prayers go out to his wife and family.
I was 14 when I met my first husband who was a life guard on the Florida beaches. He was 24 and going through police school to be a marine patrole in Sarasota. He loved Dan Fogelberg's music and I had never heard it until I started listening to my husband's records. I loved the songs Dan Fogelberg wrote so much that I started getting my own records and I listened to them all of the time. My favorite song of his was... and will always be The Long Way. Because that man that I married at 14 years old Im now divorced from. And that was our favorite song. And we surely WENT THE LONG WAY... MAYBE JUST THE WRONG WAY... ILL NEVER KNOW.... I'll love you forever..... Im crying right now its all just so sad. And I wish Dan Fogelberg didnt hav e to die so soon. And I hope he was happy and that he got to go to heaven. Love, Elizabeth
Dan's music moved me. I'll be listening to his songs for the rest of my life. by Susan
It's strange how through someone's music you feel you know their soul. Losing Dan, felt like I lost a member of my own family. I wasn't born until 1972, but I grew up listening to his music as a child. I feel very lucky that I had the opportunity to see him 3 times in concert. But how I wish I could have been in my late teens or early twenties in 1972 instead, so that I could have more opportunities to see him live. Dan, your soul may have departed this world but your songs and your passion will be your living legacy. I love you and miss you very much!
The last concert we attended we had front row seats and my then 13 year old son said as Dan walked out on stage "He really is real" Dan waved at him and my heart melted. I have loved him since I was 15 and still cannot believe he is gone.
I fell in love with Dans music instantly in 1972. Have followed his career and music my whole life. My mother and family knew how much I loved his music. My mother died Dec.2.08 and being in that greiving state when I heard about Dans death it was so surreal. Such loss all the way around , but sitting here listening to his music I feel strength and happiness. Sadness comes and goes too, but his music really stuck with me and it will as long as I live. Thanks Dan!
I just found out this week about Dan's death. How sad I felt that this artist would not be working on something new to share with all who loved him so. I remember the first time I ever heard his name in the 70's. One of my friends and I were going through his enormous album collection and he said I know someone you are going to absolutley love. He was so right! I've never grown tired of his music and that was 30 something years ago. I wore out 2 Homefree albums and recently bought a new CD. All my friends I introduced Dan to also went out and bought one. His music is food for the soul and through his music he is still allowed to touch our souls and emotions. His spirit thrives because of his beautiful gift to the world.
I remember listening to Dan in the 70's when I met my husband, he is a big fan, I instantly fell in love with his music. I know he will missed by many. God Bless the family.
To the best singer-songwriter and musician that I've ever had the pleasure of listening too. You will surely be missed. Peace be with your family.
To the best singer-songwriter and musician that I've ever had the pleasure of listening too. You will surely be missed. Peace be with your family.
Dan Fogelberg's music sang to and from the heart and has touched me like no other as deeply and long over several decades-especially in my teen and 20's years in the 70's and 80's. He was so beautiful on so many levels. He was my favorite image/fantasy of my long haired sensitive Colorado man with heart. He inspired lots of love in me. He's part of a dream/fantasy that seems to have died as well. I need to realize that the love is not gone, but the fantasy/dream has shifted. It's like a part of my past and heart are intertwined with his music. With his passing, it's so unreal and sad -and it shifts something deep in me. I'm so sad that he and his wife must of suffered and been so hard. I cry for that too. I guess it was part of their growth and "Part of the Plan" that we don't understand. It's hard to grasp something so beautiful is not with us on this plane anymore. This world lost a very beautiful soul. Thank God his music lives on. Glad to hear a many others felt the same way. That is comforting. Blessings, Sharon McDaniel