December 16, 2007


Singer Dan Fogelberg dies of cancer at 56 (Reuters, December 16, 2007)

Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, famed for the soaring vocals and elegant instrumentation of tunes such as "Longer" and "A Love Like This," died Sunday, three years after being diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. He was 56.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 16, 2007 7:30 PM

Call me sentimental ... 'cause I am .. but I really enjoyed Fogelberg's early stuff, e.g., the "Souvenirs" album produced by Joe Walsh.

Of course, I also liked The Song.

Posted by: ghostcat at December 16, 2007 8:43 PM

He was a twin son of a different mother!!!

Posted by: Twn at December 17, 2007 11:39 AM

"Longer" had great utility in the dorms when I was in college. If a young lady knew you had the Dan Fogelberg album with that cut in your collection, it marked you as the sensitive type who was really interested in her as a person. Double bonus points if you had it on the turntable when she came by to visit.

Not that it ever helped me, mind you . . . .

Posted by: Mike Morley at December 17, 2007 1:48 PM

The man could rock. Listen to the title track to Phoenix sometime, really loud.

Posted by: The Sanity Inspector at December 18, 2007 10:41 AM