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July 12, 2014
I have always loved his song "Leader of the Band", because it reminds me of my relationship with my father,
-Fred Sennello (Bridgeport, CT)
June 29, 2014
he was an important voice in my youth and remains to this day just as important and meaningful, one of the best
June 18, 2014
I was also unaware of the passing of Dan, until I heard "Leader of the Band" yesterday. I have always liked his music for years. I now realize that I am " The leader of the band". Thank you for your songs.
June 16, 2014
I found out about his death late, having gone through a deep loss myself. His music was a deep part of my life from the 70's until now, 2014. May you float in peace on those wonderful Maine waters, Dan.
April 30, 2014
His music resonates vulnerability and beauty. His lyrics go beyond words written or listened to. It's like I'm living the song. RIP
April 16, 2014
I am late to this but Dan's music was an important part of my life. I still miss him greatly.
April 14, 2014
You lighted up my life!! GONE TOO SOON!! :(
February 26, 2014
You and your music will never be forgotten. My experience of listening to Dan's music goes back to his very first album and I have every released recording he ever made. I was also fortunate to see him play many times live and well remember all of those shows. You will always be the best and your music will always be a vital part of my life.
February 02, 2014
Dan, your music has touched me my whole life! I will always love and enjoy your beautiful songs....
January 29, 2014
I listened to his music for hours when I was 15.. I'm now 55 , haven't stopped .
December 23, 2013
Dan, you were also an inspiration. You are missed, loved and remembered. RIP to the Leader of the Band.

Jimmy Walker (Bryan, Texas)
December 22, 2013
i...as many will always be with us , dan, we love you man!
December 22, 2013
My brother sang "Leader of the Band" for our Dad at my brother's wedding. What a great song as were all of Dan's others. He has left a beautiful legacy, but sadly it was too soon for him to leave us. My condolences to his wife and family.
December 16, 2013
RIP Dan Fogelberg. Deepest sympathy to your wife and family. I have so many memories growing up in the seventies listening to your music.Your music will always live on in my heart.
December 16, 2013
Dan you were there with me through a lot of my trials and problems. I related with what you sang about, sometimes I even felt as though you were right there with me holding my hand. This is such a huge loss... There will never be anyone close to your talent. You sang me to sleep at night when I was a teenager. You whipped away my tears. Your writings were about life. Love your music, now you can go see "The Leader of the Band"
December 16, 2013
May he rest in peace so sorry to hear of his passing condolences to the family so sorry for your loss.
Fran Sisler (Sanford N.C.)He touched many with his music.
December 07, 2013
You are so missed . Loved your music.
December 04, 2013
I worked at Caribou Ranch. Dan and his musicians came to stay often . We became fast friends. My favorite memories were ; he never made it to the dining hall for lunch. He would call me and ask me to make his favorite lunch, and bring it to him in the cabin he was staying. When I arrived, he would be writing a new song. He would play it for me, and ask my opinion. Then he'd make a change and ask which I thought sounded best. We had some heart to heart talks. He even helped me get my car out of the snow bank I managed to get stuck in. He was sweet, kind, and generous. I considered him a dear friend. I miss him till this day. I hope he knows how much he is missed, and how much he was loved and cherished by his friends and loved ones. I love and miss you , Dan I hope to see you again one day. RIP
November 09, 2013
Daniel was one of the most prolific and heartfelt writers of his time Is honest true lyrics were so heartwarming as I grew up It helped shape me to treat people correctly I am also a Midwesterner from the heartland Indiana If someone got stuck in the snow 10 cars would pull over to help them out That's how Daniel was that's the way he lived his life His music will live ever on ever on ever on!! Jean We mourn your loss but we envy you at the same time You got to spend all that time with one of the greatest man on the planet May peace be with you and Daniels extended family Unlike Most people we miss we have the luxury of pulling out music and listening to Dan's stories over and over and over again A true blessing for all of us!!!
October 31, 2013
.......the innocent age.....ghost......netherlands.....I woke up on at 7am, December 17th, 2007, my 45th birthday, went on the computer & found out you had died. You were the soundtrack to 1980-84....."and why did you leave this winter?" ....thank you....namaste my friend...
October 26, 2013
His music got me through some tough times and I was so blessed to be able to see him on stage many times when he would pass through Ohio, Indiana .. I miss the world withtou Dan and his beautiful music.. Thank you for sharing him with the world.. Laura May , Byesville Ohio
September 13, 2013
I hope it warms your heart to know Dan is still thought of; such a loss for his family, friends, and all of the people that cherish memories of his beautiful music. God bless your loved ones and your soul.
September 11, 2013
His music will always lift ones spirit. I hope and pray he is lying in rest by a river.
August 28, 2013
I am so very sad to hear of his passing! I was not aware, and his specials songs have touched my life for years!!!! My favorites are: Longer than and especially SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH! Fabulous! He is forever in my heart! Leslie
August 22, 2013
I loved his music, so beautiful, words had so much meaning, The tune "run for the Roses'" keeps going over and over in my head, Hope youa re in good place, dan and out of pain Frances
July 31, 2013
My God. I worked 7 days a week for many years; and lost touch with the music I loved. I feel so very very sad to hear Dan Fogelberg passed away. Run for the Roses has special meaning for me. It is a beautiful song written by a beautiful sensitive man. MQ
July 26, 2013
I love Dan Folelbergs music which is absolute my favorite. What a genius for not only writing but sending his special delivery with it. The world was so blessed to have his talent. And he made it look so easy!!! No doubt our world is a better place because of him !! My heart goes to his family for continued peace without him. God bless them all . My heart was so heavy to learn that we had lost him. But we have him so many different pieces he wrote. God bless you in heaven
July 23, 2013
My 31 year old daughter will be married in August. I have been trying to think of love songs for her wedding. Unfortunately, today the ballads of love, life and loss seem to be forgotten. And, then I remembered Dan. He took me through my high school years and the years that followed. It makes me so sad to lose such a beautiful soul at such a young age. I will not let his legacy die. I will pass his beautiful music and spirit....not only to my daughter but to any future grandchildren I may have. He may not have one any grammy's but......he won the love of a whole generation. My heart goes out to those he left behind and I know in my heart he is singing with the Angels. Such a loss. Love, MMM
July 19, 2013
I loved Dan fogelbergs music. I am 64 and he was my absolute favorite. Brillant song writer and singer. I loved his great style!!!!
July 14, 2013
What does the world know? Just because its liked by the majority does not make it good. I've listened to Dan since the mid 70's when I first heard Nether Lands. I instantly felt like I found the music for my soul. His music moved me so much and influenced my own music. I thank God for giving us such wonderful gift. My your music live on for generations to come.
July 08, 2013
December 16, 2007 was a sad day indeed. My wife and I are huge Dan fans. Seen him many times in concert. Own all his cd's and albums. Every year on Dec 16, we banish the Christmas music and play nothing but Dan for a few days. RIP Dan. You've left us with many things beautiful. Kevin and Sarah Hoolihan
June 30, 2013
Hi there, my name is Paul and I just want to say that myself and my wife Pauline watched Dan's dvd ,'Greetings From The West' concert and it was fab! the music world has lost great singer/songwirter of emenced proportions. Dan was such a gifted professional. May he Rest In peace.
June 27, 2013
I love him.I love his songs.he will be missed.hewill always be in my heart and thoughts.rest in peace dan.from carrie.
June 26, 2013
I have only a few words. Finding this guest book, it's surprisingly difficult to write what is truly in my mind and heart. Knowing him only thru his music, I don't know why it is so hard to express even a fraction of the respect and admiration I have for Dan and the music he gave us. It may sound odd, and I really don't mean for it to, but I envy those he knew...those who knew him personally and called him friend. The impact his music has made on me is indescribable. "Between the worlds of men and make believe, I can be found"...Thank you and God bless you, Dan
June 14, 2013
I just listened to "Along the Road", such a beautiful and timeless song. You are missed Dan.
June 11, 2013
I never got to see Dan live,but I've related to his music as I grew older. What a beautiful portrayer of words!RIP Mr Fogelberg.
June 04, 2013
I too, saw Dan perform twice...I bet Brian Buchanan and I ( both of us being from Iowa) probably saw the Halloween concert 1981 in Ames, Iowa...it was a huge venue that night and Dan's father was in the audience...I was lucky enough to stay at the Holiday Inn that night, the same place the band stayed...and Dan and the band went down to the bar after the concert and we got to party and dance with them until the wee hours...Dan was mostly his quiet dignified self....I was in total awe that I was in the same room with him...I chummed it up with Joe Vitale and he made me get up the courage to go ask him for his autograph...he said I would regret it if I didn't go talk to him...I finally did and am so glad that Joe talked me into it...he was so kind, just as a knew he would be...it was one of the high lights of my life...meeting the man whose music meant so much to me (and still does)....My heart still aches, but the awareness he brought to the public about prostate cancer and early detection is just another part of the legacy he left us with...RIP, Dan...
May 16, 2013
the leader of the band grew tire..and left us with fond memories..forever
Chris Zeagman ....
May 13, 2013
If a songwriter/singer could listen to the soul of life it was Dan...we are better for having heard your music and sadder for your passing.
May 03, 2013
I've been a fan of Dan's since the late 70's and had the pleasure of seeing him twice perform live. I had sort of lost touch with his music over the years but due to some recent losses in my family, an 'old familiar pain' from remembering my first love and my own recent battle with prostate cancer I have re-connected with those timeless songs. RIP Dan, we miss you.
April 29, 2013
You touched my heart in so so many ways. I lived in Germany for 30 years and just found out that you left us....."Me." You will always be one of the best poets I have ever heard. Throughout the many years, you have become a friend and someone I could turn to in time of need. I will miss you until I see you again. Im sure you´re sitting next to John Lennon. Say "Hi" for me. We all love you Dan.
April 28, 2013
Oh my God! I never knew you passed over to the other side until tonight!!!! I'm heartbroken!!!! Your music has been a comfort and inspiration- a solid rock when I'm losing ground....Our loss is heaven's gain!!
April 24, 2013
Dan was brilliant. I think the world lost a great talent the day he passed. I cannot think any less the world has been cheated by the loss of him every time I listen to one of his songs! He was amazing in what he was to music. We love you Dan! You are truly missed!
March 28, 2013
Loved all you had to give me, songs of happyness & joy, you were a godsend!!! gona miss you but never be forgoten!! RIP you Friend in heart & music will live on!!!!
March 20, 2013
I first saw Dan Fogelberg in concert at Valley Forge Music Center on a rotating stage where he started to feel sick going in cirlces and asked to have the stage stopped. It was a beautiful night and a wonderful time in my life. God bless Dan's family and I'll always be listening and remembering my experience of days long past.
March 12, 2013
March 11, 2013
Listening to your music takes me back to a time when things were simple and fun.
March 05, 2013
S.Y.O.T.O.S., my friend ~
February 16, 2013
Dearest Dan, You came to me in a dream after my Uncle Howard died. You smiled at me with the same smile on one of your albums and I believe it was "The Greatest Hits". My very favorite song was always "Leader of the Band", but I never knew what you looked like until this dream. It sparked a ton of research about you, your songs and lyrics. Since that dream I have been doing nothing but listening to all your songs on Pandora and will be ordering your "Greatest Hits" from Amazon. My Uncle was an artist and I have a painting in my office of Icaris Ascending, but never knew about your song Icaris Ascending until I looked up other songs of yours. Icaris Ascending's lyrics were so perfect for my Uncle Howard as he was a beautiful person, as I'm sure you were. I was a fan of yours through "Leader of the Band", relative to my Father's death, Charles (Howard's brother and my Godfather) but never remember seeing your face until this dream and someone in the dream told me that the man smiling at me was "Dan Fogelberg". Hence, I looked up the words to Icaris Ascending and I am sending the picture that my Uncle Howard painted and the lyrics to that song to my Uncle's widow, my Aunt Josephine. Somehow the unexpected encounter I had with you in my dream helped ease my pain and everytime I look at my Uncle's painting, it has new meaning to me, thanks to you. Also, upon doing research, was going to write you a letter about this dream and never knew that you died. Here, many years later I am so sad that you died so young and feel like I lost something valuable. Also found a picure of the stones in Peoria with Icaris Ascending carved into them and marveled at such a thoughtful, generous gift to you. I never knew you, or saw your face, except for my dream, but glad for that experience with such a very talented man and I have been to Deer Isle Maine, where I have traveled extensively. Rest in peace dearest soul..............Charleen
February 15, 2013
I just pulled out my vinyl albums to record and his were the first I recorded to CD. His music and the message sent are the absolute best. My daughter is only old enough to appreciate the generation following and I only wish she could have been there to understand what a phenomenal artist he was. May God bless him and his family.
February 09, 2013
Love your music always. Thank you for the sweet music you left us. You are greatly missed.
February 03, 2013
Dan is great and he always will be. I saw him in concert one time. Dan, I love you, and I always will.
January 29, 2013
Still lovin' all your music, and still missing you.

A California Fan
January 06, 2013
Rest in peace my young brother ur legacy lives.
January 01, 2013
Sitting here alone listening to Same Ole Lang Syne brought back so many memories from the 70's. I have a 50 year high school reunion in April, and after listening to this song, I wouldn't miss it for the world. You never know when tomorrow will never come. Thank you Dan for the love songs.
December 18, 2012
Dan will be sorely missed. His music is timeless and I am definitely introducing my children to it. All of his songs are among my favorites. One of my greatest memories is going to one of his acoustic guitar concerts with my mother. What a magical night! You will live on through your music and in our memories.
December 18, 2012
WHAT A GREAT SINGER HE WAS, MISS YOU DAN. LOVED YOUR MUSIC AND STILL DO.
November 26, 2012
Loved his music, i sing leader of the band to my kids and it always makes me cry, yes its ok for grown men to cry once in awhile. Same ole lang syne reminds me of an old friend in which we shared alot of experiences and went our separate ways, when i hear the song i always have fond memories of the 70's and 80's, but as a young boy in the 70's i had an older brother that i looked up to in many ways and he shared dan's songs with me at an early age and to this day it shaped my life, oh to go back to the innocent age!!!! thank you Dan
November 22, 2012
I've loved Dan for decades. I'll never get tired of his music, spirit and talent. My husband and I chose "Longer Than" for our first dance as husband and wife. I watch his DVD constantly. He was a wonderful story teller. RIP, Dan, and my sincere heartfelt sympathies to his wife.
November 20, 2012
Miss you! Thank God for the albums!!!!
October 31, 2012
I was just sitting here processing dental insurance claims for my brother, the dentist...It always makes the work day more enjoyable to listen to music while staring at the computer screen. I hadn't listened to Dan Fogelberg in a long time. The fluttering fall leaves and the golden flecks of sun dancing all over my desk brought back memories of my youth. I fell in love with the lyrics, the tunes, melodies and spirit that oozed forth from Dan's music. There are simply too many songs to pick a favorite - I love them all, but there is one that brings tears shooting out of my eyes, and running down my cheeks each and every time I hear it - Same Old Lang Syne....Oh my...Reminds me of my youth, the lovely truth seekers I ran around with, and the beautiful music we were fortunate enough to run across that helped us express our most sensitive and tender feelings. I am welling up now as I write this; I didn't know Dan had already moved onward and upward. I can't express enough thanks for his beautiful spirit and talent and for sharing all that with us.
October 27, 2012
Miss you Dan
October 26, 2012
I discovered Dan in 1974 when he was the opening act for the Eagles and have been a fan ever since -- i always looked forward to Dan's next album and continue to listen and be amazed at the talent of Dan. I saw Dan play aucoustic live in St.Paul in 1986, just Dan alone in front of 16,000 fans -- what a night to rememeber ....thank you Dan for music i will take with me the rest of my life. "One went to Chicago and the other to St.Paul"
October 10, 2012
I JUST GOT BACK FROM A TRIP. I LISTENED TO DAN FOGELBERG ON MY IPOD THE WHOLE TRIP. SUCH A TALENT, I WAS CRUSHED AND DEPRESSED WHEN I HEARD HE DIED. I HAVE ALL HIS ALBUMS AND STILL ENJOY EVERY ONE OF THEM. EACH ALBUM REPRESENTS A PORTION OF MY LIFE, MY MARRIAGE, MY DIVORCE AND MY PRESENT. HE AND HIS FAMILY NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH WE ALL LOVED HIM AND HIS MUSIC. GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY.
September 24, 2012
GREAT memories from Peoria!!
August 28, 2012
Dan Fogelberg changed my life forever. Even today, years after his passing, I am moved to tears by "Go Down Easy"... In a heartbeat, I wonder why he (Dan) was taken from us...so soon...
August 12, 2012
I have always had the need to reconnect with Dan's music as I was lucky to have dicovered his heartfelt music in 1977, my senior year of H.S.. I only just found out this terrible news as I was purchasing his music on ITunes, his music will always live on with me.
June 30, 2012
I spent hours listening to Twin Sons of Different Mothers. I used to play that tape on my auto tape player and it would loop and play over and over and over again. Souvenirs, Netherlands were also favorites that defined a period of time in my life. His was such a talented life that was cut way too short by decades. Will miss you and cherish your music always.
May 30, 2012
five years on...seems impossible. i was listening to a cd by jim wilson. "picasso's midnight stroll" began to play and although there are no lyrics, i was stopped short by a familiar voice! dan was weaving those soulful vocals throughout the piece and it felt like an unexpected gift to someone who has loved him since the 70's. in the liner notes, mr. wilson thanks dan for his "...commitment to art above all else". says it all...
May 11, 2012
He was one of those people who just glowed with life, and whose soul communicated through his beautiful music. I have listened to his music for decades and will continue to. The only difference now is the sadness of knowing he has left us for heaven. RIP Dan, someday when i have also come full circle i will tell you what your music meant to me.
May 02, 2012
Loved Dan. I still listen to his timeless music all the time. Best concert I ever went to was his acoustic concert in Hartford, CT in the 80's. I'm sure he is singing with the angels in heaven.
March 13, 2012
Loved this man and still do! First concert I went to which was at Southampton College on LI, NY and he blew me away both with his music and his looks! I was 17 years old back in 1978. Still can't believe he's gone...He left a legacy of beautiful ballods which illuminate what his soul is all about! Love this man!
March 12, 2012
His music got me thru a lot of hard times & I still listen to them today! He was a wonderful musician & writer, who we lost way to soon!!!!
February 20, 2012
Dan you will always be a very special man to me! Your words, your passion, and your melody have always touched my heart! I know you do sing & play with your dad amongst the angels in heaven. How lucky for them! You were a gift to all who heard you.... Play on with the leader of the band... Your music will always be a treasure... On angels wings, debbie bateman
February 05, 2012
The angels will always surround him. Godspeed, Dan........
January 31, 2012
i can't believe i'm just now hearing Dan passed,..pretty sad statement as an 18 yr stagehand/rigger,..He was the deffinition of song's of innocence,and heart,..not to mention the general human condition. he never got the credit he deserved,because he told TRUE story's,and folk's found it hard to be in touch with themselve's.Now your in peace,and can jam with your dad every day,..God speed, brother!!
January 24, 2012
Was drifting back to an earlier time in my life tonight, looking for the musicians who so filled a young girls heart! In college we wore his albums out, borrowing them! Was shocked to learn just this day of Dan's passing. To his wife, I am so sorry for your loss, I know he's making music someplace! Jackie Murphy
(Ellis, KS)
January 22, 2012
I have just learned of your death. Dan what a huge influence you were to me. Your music will live on forever just as you will in our hearts. Now you are the leader of the band. May God hold you close in his arms * RIP
January 12, 2012
Thanks soo much Dan for Leader of the Band! It puts my precious boy to sleep every night!
December 16, 2011
Dear Sweet Dan,
Today makes 4 years that you left this earth to join the Great Creator in the Heavens. May you be singing to the Angels this Christmas as you are now in the Glory of the God! Merry Christmas Dan!
November 24, 2011
I loved to hear the sweet sound of songs by him.I'm so sad to hear of his passing.I still and always will wholed his song in my heart , and listen to them forever.

Fan forever
YOYO
November 02, 2011
Met my old lover at a grocery store--what lyrics, so true at that point of time in my life. I loved Dan's music and still play his cd's all the time. He had an amazing voice that he used to convey lifes journeys. I was sorry to stunle upon his obituary and I often wondered what he was up to these days. Now I know he is gracing the heavens with that amazing voice. Rest in peace Dan, your music will always live on in my household. Jackie Giammarco Coventry, Rhode Island
September 24, 2011
Dan Fogelberg didn't simply write songs and sing them-- HE WAS THE SONG! Our culture largely did not appreciate his brilliance as a song writer and lyricist. His melodies took one to their soul and his lyrics painted a lush scenery of the soul. I had the privilege of seeing him perform twice-- he was divine! I think his lesser works made the top 10 and his finest were unappreciated and unrecognized. If we truly love him and he has made a difference in our world-- let us continue his work which had been advocating for the environment; even in small personal ways, we can dedicate ourselves to his memory and live this out. We love you, Dan-- so beautiful: inside and out.
September 24, 2011
I am an avid fan of Dan Fogelberg since in my teen years in school... much of his songs I like are The Power of Gold and Leader of the Band... just lately I bought his CD "Twin Sons of Different Mothers" which I recorded from a vinyl record before and have lost it... thanks Dan for the music...
September 18, 2011
I was introduced to the music of Dan Fogelberg in the latter half of the 1970's and I've been hooked every since. His smooth sound has made me a fan for life. Thank you for your legacy of music. Rest in Peace. May God continue to bless the Family.
Dojer James, Jr.
Winston-Salem, N. Carolina
September 10, 2011
I was a huge fan of Dans. I hung out with a older crowd when I was seventeen and was introduced to him then in 1976. His music was BEAUTIFUL. At 18 I went to Missouri for a grad present from my folks to visit my older sister I took her and my brother-in-law to see him at southern illinois university in 1977 upon my return I saw him 2 nights in a row at Graddy Gammage Audotorium in Tempe ariz. One of the best places to see him in concert the acoustics rocked . Afew years later I saw him at our state fair. He was remarkable and i loved him so much . What a loss to the music world to lose him REST IN PARADISE DAN
July 01, 2011
I loved that voice and after over thirty years can still hear it in my mind. Thank you for sharing your beautiful voice!
June 17, 2011
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May 31, 2011
I just recently started listening to Dan's songs and I cannot stop listening. Rest in Peace sweet man of music. Rebecca (Wartrace, TN)
April 19, 2011
Like Colorado, I miss you.
April 18, 2011
a great composer/singer always love your music. soft and mellow. mike frys chicago,il
April 10, 2011
To The Fogelberg Family... First I had no idea he was sick. My best friend was visiting 2 weeks before he passed away. One day she clled and said Oh remember when I was over you had on A Christmas Cd of Dan Fogelbergs? I said yes my favorite.. She said he passed away! I sat down on the kitchen floor with her on the phone crying endlessly.. What a way to hear. What a wondreful person he was so so talented!Ive been A Dan Fan from the begining. I have every album and Cd hes ever made. Seen him in concert many times here and in Ct.He his so so deeply missed.. I will forever play everyday his music at home and in my car. His music has deeply touched my life,just wished I could have met him in person. The only thing I hope know is, When the time comes I will meet him in the after life.. PLay on Dan Im listening!Hopefully I will be in Illinois in Aug At The Dan Fogelberg memorial weekend!!!Dan Sing ON!
March 15, 2011
I was a tremendous fan of Dan. His music touched me deeply. Many of his casual fans just did not fully appreciate the depth and beauty of his wealth of music that only knew of his "hits".
Rich (NY)
March 04, 2011
Sometimes God needs angels..Dan, you will always be my most favorite song writer. Your songs stir my soul like no other. As a lonely teenager you helped me through my most difficult period. I thank my God for you and hope to be blessed enough in the after life to meet you.

Your forever adoring fan.
February 12, 2011
My heart and prayers goes out to the Fogelberg family. His music so much enriched my life with his soulful songs. His song Leader of the Band was my favorite because it brought back memories of my professional guitarist Father and how there was so much between us was left unsaid. My father died in 1995 and I know how it feels to have lost someone close. SO PLEASE EXCEPT my condolences. Steve Vestel - vestel777@gmail.com
January 30, 2011
Hello Dan,
You would remeber me as a limo driver who brought you your jacket. I remeber you teaseing me about seeing your Beverly Hills homes post cards. I never did see them. But, I still enjoy your music to this day. RIP in God's graces.
January 30, 2011
I was a sophomore in 1972 at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, New York when Dan's first album Home Free (my favorite hide and seek game growing up in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada)came out. I had a few friends who used to preview the latest music each week and play what they thought merited air time on our university radio station KSLU (started in 1928-maybe one of the first college stations?) every Sunday night. Dan did not get air time. I picked up his album with his self portrait and I was his number one fan. I loved him instantaneously!! I got away from listening to Dan for many years. Last summer I was a College Educator Development Program in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada(August 2010) and an associate(Mike) who teaches music(screenplays ie), told me of Dan's passing. I was really hit hard in my soul! I want his family to know that Dan's music helped me through a very rough period as a young Canadian on a hockey scholarship, as I injured my knee and his music was deep in my soul. I always wanted to meet him as he is amazing and I wanted to tell him I loved his music!!! I went home after the CEDP and put on Netherlands, Souvenirs and EXile-I had had two copies of Home Free but I have lost them...I will always be grateful for Dan having shared his wonderful talents with all us fans. My sincere heartfelt condolences to the Fogelberg Family. brian.beaubien@lambton.on.ca
January 28, 2011
God needed you Way too soon. Sharing your music all these years was so very special. thank you. You will live on in our hearts. I thank your family for sharing and I pray that they find peace in knowing that so many others loved you too.
January 28, 2011
Dearest Dan,

Your gentle eyes sang the beauty of your heart and soul, while your voice in song made grown men and women weep, dance, embrace and hold dear the true meanings of life. YOU are the Legacy your father and the world is proud of, impressed with, and inspired to emulate. You are the angel with wings that help us fly when we are down, lift our souls up, open our hearts up, and pour out love for all to soak up. Thank you for wearing your heart on your sleeve so we could be honest in our feelings, tender in our love, and have peace in our hearts. Now it is your turn to relax, rest, and enjoy the songs we write and sing for you. You will always be my Song Angel.

Hugs in Health, Happiness and Harmony,

Stephie Rae

P.S. Back in the early '80's while in college, my then husband surprised me with a trip to Minneapolis to see you perform, truly sensuous. A year or two earlier, I drew a most pleasing pencil portrait of you, Dan, a stunningly gorgeous man, indeed. I stored it in my cousin Holly's art portfolio. She also had a dreamy drawing of George Harrison, among many beautiful paintings. Whomever managed to steal that portfolio, really scored big on that heist. I was broken-hearted. However, I learned "Longer" during those years, and keep your tenderness in the songs I write and sing to this day. Thank You, Danny Boy
January 24, 2011
Mr. Fogelberg, to me you were like a breath of fresh air,you shared so much of yourself through your music,and it was through your music we"ve gotten to know you,because of the honest way you expessed yourself.losing you truly was like losing a friend.I thank you for your music,and allowing us to get to know through your music. you will always be missed by your family,friends,and fans.Rest in peace,and vaya con dios. Sincerly, Katherine M. Haymes
January 24, 2011
thank you for bring music to my life you are an angel singing beautiful music we miss you so much rest at peace
January 24, 2011
Dan, Christmas reminds me of you with the song Ole Lang Syne. It alwasy brings tears to my eyes. I play that and your other songs over and over. I have your CD on when I take the Christmas tree down, it has become a tradition. I am sad that I never saw you in concert. Your voice is so beautiful and your music so soothing. One day I will see you sing again. May you be in the glory of playing your music in heaven. Till then. Carmella
January 23, 2011
I Once Went To A Concert Of Dan's, It Was Only Him and His Guitar,and Piano. It Was In Memphis TN and What A Magic Night It Was. I Had Just Return From Active Duty In Germany and and Had Always Wanted To See Him. I'm Glad God Saw Fit Ti Give This Night To Me. I Had Hoped That He Would Make An Albume Or Disc Out Of It Showing People That His Magic Was Good and Real. (Jerry Moore Norman OK)
January 21, 2011
Mr. Dan Fogelberg, you will be missed by those of us who know your songs word for word. Hopefully you are singing those wonderful songs in heaven. I look forward to hearing you sing again. RIP, and know that you will always be remembered.
January 14, 2011
Mr. Dan Fogelgerg, How sadly you and your special music are missed. I live in Vail, CO., and am always listening to your music as it describes a solemn, calm, and friendly man. I knew friends who played with you from Breckenridge and asked who my favorite performer of music is, it was always you. What a sad horrible illness to a wonderful man who left us way to early. Mary Bennett
January 11, 2011
Dan: I am a songwriter and performer who was deeply touched by your music. I would say that your touch for melody and passion is rare talent in an industry filled with self indulgence. Thank You... You are missed.
Rich in Colorado
January 02, 2011
Dan's music helped me through a number of rough patched in my life. I could identify with many of his lyrics and was uplifted many times by simply hearing and singing his songs. Many long drives I listen to CD after CD. He will be missed but not forgotten.
January 01, 2011
I have been listening to your beautiful Christmas music during this holiday season, and missing the thought of having new music from you. Rest in peace Dan.
January 01, 2011
What a beautiful soul. I will miss him terribly.
January 01, 2011
Remembering you Dan and all that you gave of yourself.
December 25, 2010
Love ur music for so long n could relate to many. Ur msg regarding prostate screening is so in need for many men who r foolishly stubborn (my husband) that sadly it takes a demise of a well known,famous person such as yourself to finally get screened. RIP Daniel
December 23, 2010
The haunting music that Dan portrayed to us was something that only a certain group of the music crowd connected with. However the dedication of his fans is so wonderful and I consider myself blessed to have been one of them and still am. I play and sing Dan's music every week. Can't wait to see him again.
December 19, 2010
Children & young adults today still enjoy the beautiful music... you are sadly missed!
December 18, 2010
I was driving home from work listening to the radio when a young women called in to request a song by an a "performer she didn't know the name of but the words of the song had something to do with a grocery store and Christmas Eve. The DJ said the song was "Auld Lang Syne" and performer was Dan Folgelberg...and it was December 16...gone to soon but his music lives on, touches our souls and hearts.
December 18, 2010
The years are so gone,, yet I miss the what could have been songs.............never doubt those that miss Dan,we know he sings for us still.
December 16, 2010
On this sad anniversary I listen to your music and feel so thankful you shared your gift with us all.
December 02, 2010
We are lucky to be able to listen to your songs despite the fact you are gone. I'm sure you are missed by many. May you rest in peace.
November 26, 2010
Better late than never I suppose. At the time of Dan's passing I was just starting a medical internship and sadly, some three years later I just hear of his death. Tonight in fact. His beautiful voice and song writing genious will be severely missed by me. Truly, he has achieved immortality through his musical talent.
November 18, 2010
The man was truely a great songwriter, a talent who deserved far wider recognition.
There were many a rain day when listening to his songs brought tears to my eyes.
November 11, 2010
Wow--I have been in love with Dan Fogelberg since I was 14 ---- I am 50 now!---so sad he died so young---so sweet in music & looks---we would sit around & smoke & quietly enjoy his sincere tunes---very special & held close this time of my life-I still listen to and remember...I want to help How can I?---I have told my husband to get checked--- So beautiful and so sad ---his music runs through my mind daily----janine
October 20, 2010
I am so saddened to read of Dans death....I loved this man for his words and music, listened to so much in the 70's...I have his albums still. I loved his face....I found him a handsome man and still do. God rest his dear soul and may his wonderful music live on in those of us who bought his albums and realised his true worth!
September 20, 2010
my friend lori introduced me to dan fogelberg about 30 years ago..we used to listen before we went to high school..i am not 46 and his music made me who i am today..i saw him everychance i got ..i still listen to him every chance i get ..i felt like i lost a brother
September 14, 2010
Same old lang syne came on the radio on a rainy night as I was traveling home at 1am. I have not heard this song in years, I started to cry because it was so eye opening and real, and so I turned the car and went back to my true love that I had broke up with that very morning. We are married now just because of that song coming on the radio that night thank you Dan for your words. I will never forget you!
September 09, 2010
Dan is one of the very few perfomers that has touched my life so deeply and in a way that can't be expressed through words. We miss you Dan.
September 06, 2010
Dan Fogelberg was one of the best performers of all time. I was fortunate enough to get to attend two of his concerts in Nashville Tennesee. I could have listen to him all night long, both times. I took pictures at one of the concerts. These memories are cherished!!!!!
August 30, 2010
All I know is that he touched me to the depths of my soul and I'm a performing male musician in Maine. I will continue to open and close my shows with his magical musical compositions.
August 24, 2010
As a teen Dan provided me with timeless answers to the deepest questions on how love should be embraced and nurtured. Whenever I want soul relief, I turn on his voice and let myself wander back to the vital years of life while he was with us. To his wife and all around him, we miss him as you do, and honor with solemn appreciation his words on the PCF. You are in our hearts forever Dan Fogelberg. Dan, we miss you...alot.
August 18, 2010
Such a great singer and songwriter I listened to as a teenager, now sings for all in heaven and for the Lord, our God, for all souls. Forever and ever. I will miss his voice. Al (Wisconsin)
July 13, 2010
What shows that a person value this gift of life? By the legacy they leave behind. May those memories sustain the family and friends as the years go by.

He is healing the broken hearted ones, and is binding their painful spots.
June 06, 2010
I have been a Fogelberg Fan all my life and often listen to Wisteria. I was blessed to see in and Tim Weisberg in concert together. I will miss seeing him craft new music. See you in Heaven Dan!
May 19, 2010
Two days ago I pulled out Love Songs. I had forgotten how the words and melody of Make Love Stay so deeply touched me. No one will ever use words the way Dan did. You can feel his music in your soul. He was a modest legend. Rest in sweet peace Dan. Kathy Dunn, Ohio
May 12, 2010
leader of the band is one of my alltime favorite songs.when played i stop what i am doing and listen as if this is the first time played
May 04, 2010
It has been two years since Dan has passed he is greatly missed. His song Leader of the Band reminded me of my relationship with my father. A excellent singer and song writer. The Lord knows best and perhaps we will meet again in glory someday.
April 19, 2010
Even now after more than 2 years since his passing, I listen to the words to "Nether Lands" and well up with tears knowing we have lost this tender insightful soul.
April 16, 2010
I didnt know that Dan had died either till earlier this year when I saw the websites. Such a sad sad loss - Ive loved his music since the 70's and everyone who is loved, lost or lonely can identify with it. Hope you're happy in your Wild Places now Dan. Much Love ~ Jan Sharp , Derbyshire, England
March 27, 2010
I didn't know Dan had died in 2007. I had cancer too but it was caught early. Dan was one of my favorite singers. He wrote such touching lyrics. He's smiling down from heaven and singing his tunes to the angels ... Katherine Morris
March 21, 2010
I am deeply saddened to hear of Dan's passing. Of the many artists that I listened to as a teenager, Dan's music touched me most of all. He was in the truest sense of the word, a musician.
March 14, 2010
One of my favorite artists.
Sleep well Dan.
Ill always remember
Mike
March 14, 2010
One of my favorite artists.
Sleep well Dan.
Ill always remember
Mike
March 14, 2010
always a fan.but just lately got on line.beautiful music,must have been a beautiful human.sleep well my friend
March 12, 2010
I was listening to XM radio tonite after a long drive and I stopped for the evening and was listening to some of DAN's fantastic song's & decided to look him up on my new laptop.Scrolled down on the internet sights and saw this sight to suddenly make the connection of his passing,which I knew nothing about!Now I'm so sadened because I too was touched by his music and will Always remember Him and the way his music made me feel everytime I hear it played.No question he had a gift for music.I will look forward to the day i'll maybe get a chance to meet him in eternity and maybe we'll sing a song together and get aquainted!3/12/10
March 01, 2010
Thank's Dan, from a fellow songwriter, Nick Jauregui 3-1-2010
February 22, 2010
While writing an annual check-point letter to my family on my 30th anniversary, I noted that a high point memory was when I sang, "Longer" at my wedding reception, a song I chose when I heard it for the first time in 1980 a month before my wedding 2/23/1980. Dan's lyrics was exactly how I felt about the woman God brought to me. I sing it to my love in Spring & Winter every year! Thank You Dan, and may God's eternal love be upon you.
January 14, 2010
I just purchased Home Free tonight and found some long lost peace only to get online and discover Dan has left us.
May God welcome you into his kingdom Dan. Thank you for your beautiful music.
January 09, 2010
Dans music was and is such a inspiration to me. Growing up with his music especially the Netherlands album,kept me feeling good about life.Dan is now singing with the angels. God bless you.
December 19, 2009
One thing for sure, we will forever hear your voice, especially during the Christmas season. But sadly with your passing, the snow turned into rain.
December 13, 2009
I cant seem to find the words that would truely express what his wonderful,beautiful music brought to my life.What a gift to the world. All my prayers go out to his family and friends.I will always feel a huge void deep in my heart for our loss.God bless.
December 10, 2009
My favorite of all is Same Old Lang Syne...everytime I hear it, it makes me cry. Such a talented musician. Such musical control and excellence. God's blessing's to you...
Bama Girl
November 14, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
November 12, 2009
i wonder, in the years he was singing his heart out, if he knew we were listening, i wonder did he know how much we loved him?
October 28, 2009
I am a songwriter;Dan was my inspiration,his spirit runs through alot of my songs.There's one song on radio now,you would think Dan wrote next to me.For you Jean "unknown Author' Michael rainwood;I do believe you'll understand when you here it
October 28, 2009
I am a songwriter;Dan was my inspiration,his spirit runs through alot of my songs.There's one song on radio now,you would think Dan wrote next to me.For you Jean "unknown Author' Michael rainwood;I do believe you'll understand when you hear it.Love Michael Rainwood
October 11, 2009
To Jean Fogelberg,
I was just on Youtube listening to "To The Morning" and as I readon, realized he passed away...I cried...I grew up with his music and last saw him at the Paramount here in Denver probably 8? years ago..Now I will go to bed sad....so sorry for your loss..Patty Parisi, Denver, Co.
September 01, 2009
To Jean Fogelberg,
I know what it is like to lose the one you love, but somehow we get through it one day at a time. My prayers are with you. Dan was way ahead of his game. No one could fill the shoes of one so talented. When I looked up some pictures of you and Dan, I know that there was love there. God will give you the strength to get through his death. This may be a lot late, but I just didn't know what to say to you.I am so sorry.
August 13, 2009
I live in Australia and grew up with Dan Fogelberg's music from the very first recording. I have only just found out that Dan died in December 2007. I was so shocked. How could I have missed this terrible news. For me it is like he died today and I am desolate. The world has a lost a beautiful spirit who unashamedly sang the truth. (Chris Levy, Brisbane Australia)
August 04, 2009
Dan had such an impact on me and my music. He was truly a great singer/songwriter. He's left a legacy few artists can match, for he truly touched the hearts and lives of the people who heard his music.

I grew up on Souvenirs, Home Free, Captured Angel, and so many other albums he penned - I ran out of money before he ran out of albums. :-)

I wrote a song in memory of the bard. I'll try to link it HERE.

Dan, thanks for your beautiful legacy. See ya on the other side.
November 26, 2008
there is no darkness in this place we are bound, love is the only thing that matters.R.I.P. Dan
September 09, 2008
May you rest in peace Dan.Heaven now has the Leader of the Band.You will be forever missed by all who were fortunate enough to know your music and talent.
July 07, 2008
This man was the soundtrack of my life...and as I sing his songs to my infant son while rocking him before he sleeps, I hope to make Dan's music the soundtrack of his life, too. I shed tears when I read of Dan's passing...

Ever on, Dan...ever on...
April 11, 2008
to learn of dan's illness was devistating to me but to understand him is to love him.
March 24, 2008
Sometimes it's simply a cherished memory that keeps the heart warm and lovingly at peace. We'll remember you always, Dan
March 05, 2008
I just wanted to say how shocked i was to learn about dan's death,, His song Longer was a song my older brother use to sing me to sleep with when he was as well here on this earth and everytime i hear it i think of my older brother. Dan was a talented singer. My 2 yr old son falls asleep listening to his greatest hits every night.. and sometimes sings along with the songs. I am teaching him about older rock and soft rock as he grows up. well My condolences to his family and close friends.. I am just a really big fan and I am just shocked.. Rest In Peace Dan.. And May God watch over your family til you meet again
February 22, 2008
Thank you for the memories. They are still broadcasting the summers concert.

May the family find peace and comfort.
February 18, 2008
As a child of the early 1980's I can recall being driven home to the sound of your voice on the radio. Sadly, It was only today that I found out your passing; ever on Dan, ever on...
February 13, 2008
i sit here listening to "sometimes a song" and still, missing you so very much. i take comfort in knowing your suffering has ended. i pray for peace for jean, and for all those who loved you. may you rest in the arms of god for eternity.

with my love,
l.
January 16, 2008
You cannot put a cost
to the moments that are lost
that we cannot spend with you
January 14, 2008
To Jean and to all of Dan's family and friends;
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
January 14, 2008
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
January 14, 2008
I can't believe that in a couple of days it will already be a month since Dans' passing... I still find myself in disbelief as I'm sure thousands of others do also. I have written before both here and on the living legacy website to express my deepest heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Dan touched so many peoples lives in ways I'm sure he never realized. Thank you for sharing your life, through your music, with all of us Dan, and may you rest in Peace in Gods arms. From Nancy, a close friend whom you never knew in Illinois
January 09, 2008
We will miss hearing more songs of Dan's. My husband and I will be celebrating our silver anniversary this year. At our wedding be had some of Dan's songs played at our wedding. "Longer" was the favorite.
We will be missing Dan during all the festivities. Thanks for the beautiful music. Thank you for adding to our memories. We celebrated Dan by playing all the many albums all day.
January 09, 2008
You touched my heart in so many ways. God Bless you for giving us such beautiful songs which allowed us to experience great emotion.
January 09, 2008
To Dan's family and friends, I'm so sorry for your loss. What an extraordinary soul who left behind such a prolific legacy. Those songs will assist me in finding my heart for the rest of my life.
January 08, 2008
My heart is broken. Rest in peace.
January 05, 2008
I'm missing you..

Rest in Peace Dan.

It's all Part of the Plan.

tears are rolling down my face as I type this
January 03, 2008
Dan's unique gift of music helped me rediscover and rebuild myself after my divorce in 1983.
I too came from Peoria, IL and my mom went to Bradley Univ. with Dan's mom, Mag Irvine. When I'd put his album on at my parent's house, Mom would say, "there's Mag's kid!"
I feel lucky to have found the wonderful, sincere music and lyrics that Dan offered. I saw him live a couple of times, even waiting at the stage door once to finally meet the man in person who seemed to sing what was in my heart. Music makes a strong connection between people, and I felt that I already had known him for years.
It's very sad for his family, friends and the rest of us who are left behind, but I am so glad he is no longer suffering. We are lucky to have him still singing to us every time we listen to his music.
January 01, 2008
i will miss ur remarkable voice dan i grew up listening to u.. u will be sadly missed.
January 01, 2008
I can't tell how many times Dan's song, "To The Morning", made me feel better. And on the Full Circle CD, tracks 1,2, and 3, what can I say, they are the best.
December 31, 2007
Awwww Dan.....
December 31, 2007
My heart goes out to Jean and Dan's family. I was fortunate enough to see Dan Fogelberg in concert five times-once from the front row. His music touches me and has gotten me though some tough times. It is both a shock and a tragedy that we lost this incredible talent at such a young age. There will never be another person like him, and I always wished that I would be able to meet him in person someday. Rest in peace, Dan, and we will never forget you and the gift of your music.
December 30, 2007
I saw Dan live back in 1982 and played Longer at my wedding in 1988. I have all of his work including """Captured Angel" from the early years. While my friends listened to AC/DC and Metallica in the 70's and 80's, I listened to "Souvenirs" and "Netherlands" and "Phoenix". The last time that I listened to Dan was in late October when my husband, a huge bluegrass fan, and I were in North Carolina with my husbands car club riding "The Tail of the Dragon". I had taken along "High Country Snow" and when we reached those winding mountain roads, I put the cd in. My husband, who has known what a fan I have always been, had no clue that the cd existed. We enjoyed it so much the whole 4 days that we were there. For all of the hours of peace that you have given to me over the years, may your family have them now during this most difficult time. I grieve, yet I never knew you but through your music. Say hi to my cousin Doug will you? He is the one who turned me on to your music. Love and prayers, Vicki
December 30, 2007
Dan's music shaped so much of my young adult life--like so many others. Thank you for the music and for the legacy that you leave in our hearts and minds. May you rest in peace and sing with the choir of angels in heaven. Blessings to your family and many adoring fans that remain here on earth, grieving and missing you. You will always remain with us in your music.
December 30, 2007
I would like to express my condolences to Dan Fogelberg's family. He music was so beautiful. The other day, I heard "Same Old Lange Syne". We will miss him. His music will always be there for us.
December 29, 2007
I am so saddened that Dan is no longer walking this earth. His legacy will live on through his inspirational songs. You are so missed already. Deepest sympathy to Jean, and his family, friends, & fans who loved this gentle man.
December 27, 2007
I would like to express my deepest condolences to Dan's family.
My sister and I shared a love of Dan's music. His words and music helped us both thru many a hard time. In this regard, Dan was unsurpassed. My sister received a signed picture and Dan's greatest hits from him right before she passed away. His generousity helped ease her pain very much. I only hope your pain at such a lose can be eased as well.
There will never be another musician of Dan's caliber!
December 26, 2007
Thanks from the bottom of my heart for the grace and beauty of your spirit that came through loud and clear in each of your songs. You will not be forgotten.
December 25, 2007
someday we'll all understand. God bless,
December 25, 2007
After seeing Dan live ten times, his leagacy will still live on. I don't know that we will ever see a songwriter/musician as talented in our lifetime.
December 25, 2007
Upon learning of Dan's death, my stomach feels as though I've been hit hard in the gut. He has been my all time favoroite musician/singer/performer. I'm devastated. I hoped and prayed he would beat this horrid disease. I only pray his death was peaceful. Rest in Peace sweet and gentle man, rest in peace. It's all "just a part of the plan".
December 25, 2007
His words inspired me. Thanks so much.
December 25, 2007
I just found out about Dan's death a couple of days ago and I am so sorry for the family. God needed him in heaven I'm sure, he needed his beautiful music to echo thur the wind.
December 25, 2007
Dan's music will always be important to me as he was an extraordinary talent. His songs gave me great joy. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.
December 24, 2007
To the Family, Fans, and Friends of Dan, I share in your loss and feel that we have lost a great musician, songwriter, and performer. I had the privilege of attending 'The Innocent Age' tour in Austin, TX, it remains my most treasured concert experience, the musicianship was unsurpassed.
December 24, 2007
I lost a friend last Sunday. We all lost a friend. To me he was the brother I never had. His words and songs really made a difference to me and I am learning now how much of a difference he made to so many. All these years I could not believe how his words sort of seemed so familiar to me. A lot of the thoughts I had Dan had already wrote, and recorded it so well that it touched so many folks. There will never be another one like Dan. I am so grateful for the time that I got to share with listening to his words and music over the years. I feel somehow I am a better person for having the opportunity to lose myself in his music. Every time that I have played Auld Ang Syne on keyboards folks always knew that song and related to it. Dan seemed to know how to touch all of us as he did with me in so many ways. My deepest sympathy to his wife and family. We will all miss himn so much.
December 24, 2007
THANK YOU for the many hours I've enjoyed listening to your wonderful music!
You've now gone to jam with all the other great artists in the sky!
May God Bless You and Your Family!
December 24, 2007
I have such wonderful memories of seeing him in concert on two occasions. He was one of the most talented artists of all time I believe. His music will live on thankfully, but I am terribly sad he is gone. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
December 24, 2007
losing this man is like losing a part of myself.as many,i grew up with all of his beautiful songs.a talent i admired very much!his songs are vivid memories of my youth!many memories,many tears!i am so very sorry to his wife and his family.the loss of someone so special!and so gifted!we are so lucky to be to have been able to enjoy his amazing gift that he shared with the world!i consider it to have been a priviledge!!no more suffering!i am so sorry!!!!i will always listen to his music,and not only think of my youth;but think of Dan!they have taken on a new meaning!!!God Bless and peace in your hearts!!and Dan as well!!!!thank you for allowing me to share this .i will always remember!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 24, 2007
As my own 'leader of the band' -- my Dad -- battled health issues, it was Dan Fogelberg's "The Reach" that assuaged his ears as well as his soul.
Thank You, Dan, and family, who obviously supported him so much.
Yours most sincerely,
Michael Walsh
December 23, 2007
Rest in peace, sweet gentle soul. Your music will live on and continue to bring smiles to the faces of all who hear your beautiful words.
December 23, 2007
Dear Fogelberg Family,
I loved this gentle leader of the band and all of his music. I am so sorry for your loss.

So the heart from the hardest trial gains the purest joy of all.
And from the lips that have tasted sadness, the sweetest songs will fall.
For as peace cones after suffering, and love is reward of pain,
So after earth comes Heaven
And out of our loss, the gain.

Author Unknown
December 23, 2007
Since the age of 12 you have soothed my soul and brought it such peace for 33 years. I could never thank you enough. May your soul now be at peace forever.
December 23, 2007
Fogelberg Family - I am so very sorry for your loss and for our loss. Dan's music has certainly been the soundtrack to my life, as it is for his many fans. He shared the deepest parts of his soul in his music so that we may know we are not alone. I pray for your comfort and peace. Ever on, Dan.

Christy
Salt Lake City, Utah
December 23, 2007
Thanks for the music and memories.

My deepest condolences go out to the Fogelberg family during this very difficult time.
December 23, 2007
In memory he will live on in so many
lives. His songs will go on for an forever....
In tears I saw you sinking,
I watched you fade away.
You suffered much in silence,
you fought so hard to stay.
You faced your task with courage.
Your spirit did not bend,
and still you kept on fighting
until the very end.
God saw you getting tired.
When a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you and whispered
"come to me".
So when I saw you sleeping So peaceful,
free from pain.
I could not wish you back
to suffer that again.
Author Unknown
December 23, 2007
May the light of Dan's music shine on in the hearts of those who loved him.
December 23, 2007
There was never a kinder soul than Dan - I was one of the fortunate ones who actually got to meet him in person in 1981 and I will treasure that moment always - Jean, my prayers are with you during this difficult time - DeeAnna
December 23, 2007
When my 40 year old husband died in 1987 the priest in his eulogy used the song "The Leader of the Band" to comfort them. They were ages 12-21 and they immediately got the CD and to this day remember the analogy. Now the true "Leader of the Band has died". Thanks for the comfort your words gave my children.
December 23, 2007
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ,HIS MUSIC WILL BE MISSED AND SO WILL HE .BARBARA DOLAN
December 22, 2007
THANK YOU DAN, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
December 22, 2007
Such an incredibly talented man, gone far too soon, his music continues to touch many hearts. During his brief time here, he made this world a better place. Now, as his wonderful voice blends with God's angel choir, our hearts go out to the family he left behind. Love and prayers.
December 22, 2007
To the Fogelberg Family I express my deepest condolences. Dan's lyrics and music greatly touched my soul and moved me deeply as I grew from adolescence to adulthood. He was my favorite singer and song writer and I will always be grateful for the experience of his music in the concerts I attended and the times when I just needed to hear some of life's lessons. IT is indeed all part of the plan. Thank you Dan. You will always have a special place in my memory and heart.
December 22, 2007
I have grown up with Dan's music, seen him perform live twice and always was amazed by his music ability. Thank you for the music and sharing it with us. I have already asked for Run for the Roses to be played at my funeral. My deepest sympathies to the family.
December 22, 2007
With deepest sympathy to your family. May God grant you the knowledge that Dan is at his side,singing with the angels. God bless you.
December 21, 2007
anyone who loves dan's music knows that his soulful expressions were not just of love or lose, but also of great joy. for many years i have hated christmas because of my own loses- my mother and two sisters. i recently ran across the christmas cd - it was like a bright gift, giving me joy for christmas again. i didn't know he was ill but i am glad his family were with him. i pray for you all and hope dan's love of christmas will live on in all of you
December 21, 2007
I have been listening to your musical history this entire week after hearing the news. Thank you Dan for all that you have given this world through your words and inspirational music. You will be missed.
December 21, 2007
I'm 52. When I heard about Dan's passing, I wept. Many musicians have passed away in the past and this is the first time I was brought to tears.

I was a huge Dan Fogelberg fan, and in fact, as a musician myself, I sing and play several of his songs. There's a song I sing and play solo on Grand Piano, "There's a Place in the World for a Gambler" when I'm not playing with my band. "Let it Shine, Oh Let it Shine". I can remember years ago, when Dan Fogelberg had thousands of people in the Tarrant County Convention Center (Ft. Worth, Texas) on their feet with throughout that entire song. He was playing solo and that song cut through all of our hearts like a knife. He is truly a musical saint.

Dan, we love you and will miss you. Your music lives on in our hearts and through musicians like myself.

Dan is one of my biggest influences. I hold Dan in the same esteem that I hold James Taylor.

To Dan's Family: God lent you one of his saints for a brief period. There could be no greater blessing than that. My condolenses and heart felt sympathy to his wife and loved ones. God bless you.

Scott Shamblin
jammin5FD@aol.com
December 21, 2007
Thank you for making my workday go by a little more pleasantly, and my rides in the car not as long.
December 21, 2007
My deepest sorrows are with your family.
Fogelberg's music has been an inspiration to me to keep trying no matter what. A true diamond with a heart of platinum has gone on. Thank you for helping him share his talent with the world. I will keep you in my prayers.
December 21, 2007
Thank you Dan, for your timeless music. Your poignant lyrics and sweet melodies will never be forgotten.
December 21, 2007
For the world to lose one so talented too soon is sad, for his family even more so, but Dan taught us to say I love more and that is a legacy to be proud of. Thank you and may the heavens enjoy your music as we have!!
December 21, 2007
To The Fogelberg Family,

My deepest Sympathy for the loss of such a great musician and man..But he will live forever thru his music, that touch the lives and soul of all that listened.. His loss will be deeply felt all over the world... May he rest in Peace..
December 21, 2007
Thank you,rest in peace.
December 21, 2007
Dan, you've gone to be at peace with the leader of the band. Your music means so much to so many and will never be forgotten.
December 21, 2007
Dan ... your songs touched me as an impressionable teen ... and to see you perform on the piano at a friend's home in Peoria while you were still in high school was a moment I shall always cherish. Your "Best New Artist" Grammy announcement while you were on stage at a concert just a mile from Woodruff High in Peoria, Ill was a delightful surprise to you and all of us who knew you. Your triburte to "The Leader of the Band" inspired me to reconcile with my own dad...I am certain many others will testify to this as well. I personally identified with your stories of unrequited love. Now I have the love of my life and a family with whom to share your music. My vinyl of your first release is still a cherished momento in my LP collection. Now, this Christmas, you are witnessing the greatest love of all time ... God also now has your wonderful voice and words in Heaven. See you there in God's time!
December 21, 2007
I grew up with Dan's music and have loved it all. He was blessed with a wonderful gift and shared it with the world. We will lift you, his family, in prayer for strength and healing. A musician is only as good as his inspiration, and certainly his family was a huge part of that.
December 20, 2007
The world you left is sadder now
that you are not in it. Your music
has always sustained me in good and
not so good times. You were and still are such a blessing. God took
you too soon. We are not priviledged
to know why.
December 20, 2007
Dear Dan – thoughts from a fan

You touched me with your voice and song
Oh Dan, how I loved you for so long
Felt you speak to me with music of the heart
In those tough times when I needed a new start

Lover of nature, lover of the sea
I thank the Lord that you came to be
My troubadour, my poet my bard
Losing you so early is really so hard.

What remains is your legacy of song
Legacy of hearing your beautiful thoughts
We will remember and know you are near
Cheering our hearts through light and our tears

Look to the stars I know you are there
With the other souls for whom we still care
Friends and family and creatures of the earth
You have entered the kingdom of light and rebirth

It is not goodbye, or even farewell
Cause when you turn the corner you can never tell
Hear it in a whisper or the crash of the sea
Dan Fogelberg ‘s music; it lives in me.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Fogelberg Family.
December 20, 2007
Thank you Dan, for all the great music. You have been an inspiration to many! Our thoughts and prayers to Jean and family.
December 20, 2007
We will Miss u very much Are prayers are with u .Ur music will live on.
December 20, 2007
Dan will never be forgotten. I was very saddened by his passing. He sang and wrote beautiful songs that will stand the test of time. He will never be forgotten. I have been replaying his Music alot lately. God Bless him. My deepest sympathies to all his loved ones he left behind. He was a gem. I hope I get to meet him one day after I leave this Earth. I have been a long time fan of his Music since I was 17, for 29 years now. Again, God Bless you Dan. Sincerely, Mitch
December 20, 2007
Thank you for all the great music.
May you have peace and music in that big band in the skies.
Rock on Dan Fogelberg.
December 20, 2007
IT IS WITH THE UTMOST SADNESS WE HAVE LOST A GREAT & WONDERFUL TALENTED MAN.
MAY HE REST IN PEACE- & NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
GOD BLESS
LINDA SRNKA & JAMES WHEELER ,SR.
December 20, 2007
My deepest sympathy to the Fogelberg Family. My heart aches for you. My cousin and I attended a few concerts and planned on going in 2004. We loved his music so very much. His music touched our souls. Heaven has one beautiful voice and person watching over us. God Bless You Jean. With Love....
December 20, 2007
Jean,

I know you must be feeling the love and caring that is being sent your way with the passing of your beautiful Dan. Please know that although I cannot know your pain, I share your grief.
With much love and prayers,
Peg
December 20, 2007
You will be missed.. someday further on up the road I will hear you singing in heaven..
December 20, 2007
Thank you for your beautiful voice and wonderful songs that will live forever. Your family and the world has lost you too soon. May you rest in peace.
December 20, 2007
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset...

Dan, you will be missed on earth even as your soul runs free.
December 20, 2007
My condolences to the Fogelberg family. He was one of my favorite singers. I loved his voice and his lyrics.
December 20, 2007
Wow - A man whose music molded my young adulthood. The best thing at this point, is his song "Same Auld Lang Syne", which will be played year after year on the radios, and it will be at that time that I thank the Lord for this wonderful singer.
December 20, 2007
I have every Dan Fogelberg album ever put out. I'm just a few years younger and I lived on his music in the 70's. I was thinking of him alot lately and looked up his website and found out he had cancer. I have been praying for him and was so sad to find out he passed. My prayers and deepest sympathy to the family. He will never be forgotten and his music will continue to touch many lifes. What a great loss!
December 20, 2007
My name is mark Carter, I wrote in another condolence page, and I just wanted to once again tell you I am really sorry about Mr. Fogelburg. Nothing anyoen can say makes it any easier, but God bless you all, and God bless Mr. Fogelberg for all the great music he's given us for many a year.

Peace and love,
Mark
December 20, 2007
He will be missed.
December 20, 2007
You had it and gave it to us all.
Thanks so much!
December 20, 2007
My wife and I were saddened to hear of Dan Fogelberg's passing. He was a talented singer and songwriter who left behind many memorable songs which have transcended the years. Our sincere condolences are extended to his wife and family. Thanks for the great songs and a life well-lived.
December 20, 2007
Deepest Sympathy!
December 20, 2007
It was because of Dan that made me step back into writting music and I thank him for that spiritual uplifting you all have my deepest sympathy may you sernade the angels dan with your beautiful voice as I shall always remember you when new years approaches
rest in peace my fellow musician
December 20, 2007
We lost a great artist. My deepest sympathy for the family.
December 20, 2007
Dan,You were part of the plan and we thank you for being the man that shared his life with us.
December 20, 2007
My condolences to the Fogelberg family.I've been a fan for years, my favorite song "Same Old Lang Syne".I wait for the holidays, knowing that it will be played many times over.A great talent, he will be missed.
December 20, 2007
Upon reading of Dan's passing, I was immediately brought back to my high school years. Many couples fell in love to your music. Your songs take me back to my youth, where love was real, summers lasted forever, and we never grew old. May God give your family strength during this sad time - but also let them remember the joy your music brought to the world! "The snow turned into rain"...
December 20, 2007
I have every song that Dan Fogelberg ever recorded. I listen to them often and they are a source of inspiration. The world has truly lost one of the greatest singers and composers there ever was.
December 20, 2007
As a young single mom in the early 80's, I was trying to work hard to support two young sons. I did everthing I could think of to carve out a nice life for them, working hard and spending as much time as I could teaching them about life. In the evenings as I helped them with their homework and did dishes and got ready for the next day, I played Dan's music for comfort. It felt like having someone there who understood how hard life could be and was there for me. Dan's words were so important in my life. I think he was a big part of how I held it together and made it through the hardest time of my life. My boys are grown now and I am expecting my first grandchild soon. I am going online and buying more of his music to carry on a tradition in our family. God bless Dan and his family. If you are reading this, Thanks Dan for what you gave to mine.
December 20, 2007
To Dan's Family,

So, sorry to hear of Dan's passing. What a loss. I've been a fan for many years! Loved his music. Even had one of his songs(Longer) played at our wedding! An old friend of ours was his Sunday school teacher in Illinois when he was a kid. Sounded like a wonderful person. Real in life and in his music. Rest in Peace Dan!
December 20, 2007
Dan Fogelberg's music brings back some great memories of my youth, the good ol' days. I'm so sad that he had to leave at such a young age. His music will forever live on.
December 20, 2007
Dan touched the lives of many through his music, including mine, and those around me. He kept a bit of sanity during some hard years, the 70's and 80's.

May your family find comfort in knowing he is all around, his energy, his music will live on through all he connected with.
December 20, 2007
An Amazing Man, with an Amazing talent. He will be missed.
Been a fan for many, many years.
My Condolences to his wife Jean and his family.
God Bless!
Thank you for your music Dan!
December 20, 2007
We on this earth have lost a wonderfully talented musician, but our loss is Heaven's gain. My deepest condolences to Dan's family.
Please let your memories be of great warmth and comfort to you during this very difficult time.
December 20, 2007
To Dan's Family:
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
December 20, 2007
The band in heaven just received another great addition. Rest in peace, Dan. You will be missed by millions of fans.
December 20, 2007
Dan,
You will be missed. Such beautiful music. Words that had such deep meaning. God bless you.
December 20, 2007
The Light from his music will forever light a world dimmed by his passing.
December 20, 2007
WOW, what sad news, Upon reading of Dans passing,I thouht back to my high school years in the late 70's. Your music was what many feel in love to,and many years later,also helped me to let go of a painful memory. YOUR music always takesme back to my youth, where love was real, summers lasted forever,and we never grew old. May God bless you family and give them strength throughout this sad time, but also let them remember fondly the joy your music brought to a generation that so badly needed love.
GOD BLESS
December 19, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

December 19, 2007
May God keep you in his arms, letting you rest in eternal peace. Thank you for the music.
December 19, 2007
The world is a better place for having had Dan in it, if for a brief time.

Thank you for the music of my life. Especially "Same Auld Lang Syne." The first note always brings tears to my eyes. Now each time I hear it, I will cry a tear for Dan, the Leader of OUR band!
December 19, 2007
I could never forget those touching words in "Leader of the Band"! I've always thought that that song was such a great tribute to his father.

The loss of Dan Fogelberg is gigantic to the world of music.

God rest Dan's soul in peace!

My sympathies to his family and friends.
December 19, 2007
Your New years eve song...forever gives me chills.
You will be missed.
December 19, 2007
The news of Dan's passing took me by surprise. I enjoyed his music back in the 70's when i graduated high school.I was just listening to Same old Aud Lang Syne just yesterday. I went to my CD rack and got my Dan Fogelberg CD and played it in his rememberence.
Thanks Dan for your wonderful music that touched all our lives. You will be sadly missed. R.I.P.
December 19, 2007
Dan
You are with all the great song writers of all times now. You and your music will be missed. I pray that GOD gives your Familey the strength to continue spreading your spirit and will.
December 19, 2007
Dan's music has been a part of my life for over 25 years. I listened to "Nether Lands" when I was standing at the top of Peak 8 in Breckenridge, awe-struck by the view. My condolences to Dan's family, and prayers that God will give you the strength to make it through the days and weeks ahead.
December 19, 2007
Wow. Can't believe you're gone.
December 19, 2007
What a lovely songwriter, who we felt such an intimacy with. I could not believe how hearing of his death, felt like the loss of a close friend.
I recently had the loss of my dear father, and I could not stop playing over and over again Leader of the Band.
His song is in my soul.
December 19, 2007
I was saddened by the news of your passing, and have been thinking about how much your music has meant to me in my life. Your lyrics from "The Sand and the Foam" come to mind at this particular moment. "Time stills the singing a child holds so dear, and I'm just beginning to hear." They remind me that although time has stilled your singing that we all held so dear, there is still so much inspiration to begin to hear... from Icarus Ascending for example, "Let your faith be your strength and your love be your shining star." "Leader of the Band" recently helped me in coming to terms with the declining health and the difficulty of the loss of my father. Someone described you as an unmet friend, and I have felt the same way listening to your music and seeing your perform. Thank you Dan, my unmet friend, and thank you God for the gift of your life and your music. May your spirit and song grace the heavens, and may your family find comfort knowing that many thoughts and prayers are with them.
December 19, 2007
To Dan's Family; What can be said that already hasn't? "Part of The Plan" was our class song at Marshall Senior High School in 1977. Not a day went by without listening to Dan's great music. Many nights I would fall asleep to one of his albums, usually Souvenirs or Captured Angel and put it back on in the morning before going to school.We were blown away by the accoustic sound and tender lyrics. I still listen today and it brings me back to a very special place. Thank you Dan, for sharing your talent and God Bless your family during this time of sorrow...it must all be part of His plan. Rest in Peace.
December 19, 2007
I was driving to work just a week before Dan’s passing and heard Same Old Lang Syne. It took me back, and as I sang to it I became a little teary eyed. Then laughed at the part “she went to hug me and she spilled her purse and we laughed until we cried”

It was so sad to hear that he had passed. My deepest sympathy to all of his family and friends.

Very talented people... we never forget them, ever! Especially when we can put on their music and enjoy their God-given talent over and over. This New Years Eve will be haunted with that beautiful song and Dan’s voice gently telling the story ...And as I turned to make my way back home, the snow turned in to rain.

Thank you Dan, for the soundtrack to our memories, Gina
December 19, 2007
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dan's passing. His tenderness, realism and gentle way of expression always struck of chord of familiarity and many of his songs became my heart songs.
I loved his music...and loved the way he treated the audience, like a circle of his close, personal friends. His memory and music will live and shine on!!! He will be missed!!
December 19, 2007
Thanks for all the wonderful memories.....my heart is warmed by your words and music each and every time I hear one of your wonderful songs. May your family always remember how loved you are by so many...we are lucky to have had you in our lives. God bless you and your loved ones. AZ Fan
December 19, 2007
To All his family, my deepest sympathies at this time of such a great loss, may you find comfort in knowing how much he is loved by all. Our prayers are with you!!
Maria Pennoyer & Irving Castillo NC
December 19, 2007
at this time, i would like too send my very heartfelt prayers, to Dan Fogelberg's family and friends.His music will live on in all of our hearts.And maybe someday we will meet,until then just know that he made a big difference in all of our lives.And, he will never be forgotten.Thank you Dan for the imprint you have left on my life, your mission here may be done, but I'm sure you will bring great joy , on your final journey. and may you arrive to take your place among the kingdom of God! Bless you, Dan
December 19, 2007
Dan will be greatly missed, but his music will live on forever. My heartfelt condolences to the Fogelberg Family.
December 19, 2007
Dear Jean, Margaret and all of Dan’s family and friends,

I was never blessed to meet Dan in person, although I felt like I knew him through his wonderful music. News of his passing hit me as if I’d lost a dear friend, perhaps because I lost my mother to cancer not long after he announced his illness, so it brought back a flood of memories and tears.

Like so many others have written, his music and lyrics have had a profound effect on my life. These words from “Nexus” sum up the lessons I’ve learned from Dan, and I know that he lived them to the fullest.

"Wealthy the spirit that knows its own flight
Stealthy the hunter who slays his own fright
Blessed the traveler who journeys the length of the light."


Dan is definitely the blessed traveler who has journeyed the length of the light.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
December 19, 2007
THE BEST THING ABOUT MUSIC IS THAT IT ALWAYS LIVES ON AFTER WE'RE GONE,,
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY
December 19, 2007
Dan "The Man" Fogelberg,
You changed my life and my leisure. I remember the 21 concerts I attended and the thousands of dollars I spent on albums/cd's and t-shirts. I recall skiing in Colorado with you on the walkman/discman/ipod so loud it melted the snow. You were there in my wedding and in my fathers funeral in July. You touched my life in every way. I bought over 400 tickets (none were scalped) to bring my friends closer to your music. Your music will always live in "my heart and in my head". "There's a light in the depths of OUR darkness"... and we call it Dan Fogelberg.
THANK YOU!!!
December 19, 2007
Sincerest condolences to the family. I never met Dan, but had his father as a teacher in high school, and I always cried a little when I heard the song Dan wrote for him. I was extremely saddened to hear of his passing. My prayers are with you.
December 19, 2007
I too would like to pass on my extreme appreciation for a much under-appreciated musician and top-notch lyricist that was Dan Fogelberg. Of particular note and significance to me is the beautiful ballad, "The Reach", which had me so intrigued that I just had to visit Eggemogin on the Blue Hill peninsula in Maine. Your words and music will live on, Dan. Thanks for bestowing us with your artistry on which I will reflect more deeply now.
Bless you and your family.
December 19, 2007
Dear Family,
Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences in the loss of your Beloved Dan. His music has been a part of my life since 1974 when I first heard "Home Free" and even though I never had the privilege to meet Dan, I feel as though I have lost a very close friend. The world is mourning your loss with you. I pray you find comfort in Gods promise that you will all be together again one day with Him in Heaven. You remain in my prayers. Gods Blessings to you all.
December 19, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
December 19, 2007
My deepest condolences to the Fogelberg family. I have been listening to Leader of the Band a lot the last few days, and I appreicate what was said in that song. I wish I had written a song such as that for my father.

The world has lost a real class act.
December 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Fogelberg family at this difficult time. Dan's music meant a lot to me, and I had the privilege of seeing him live in concert. Several of his songs have brought me to tears on many occasions, both happy and sad. The music world has suffered a great loss and I shall miss Dan's music greatly. Thank you Dan for blessing the world with your talent.
December 19, 2007
DAN AND HIS MUSIC WILL BE GREATLY
MISSED.HE HAD A BEAUTIFUL VOICE. I SEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY.ONE THING IN DEATH THAT CANT BE SEVERED,LOVE AND REMBERENCE LAST FOREVER. GOD BLESS
December 19, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

December 19, 2007
To the Fogelberg family, I feel like I have lost a great friend. The "Home Free" album was sitting in my cd player when I heard about Dan's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. His songs were the first that I memorized on the piano and guitar back in the 1970's and are the only ones I still can play today! "Part of the Plan" helped me get through the most difficult times in my life. "To the Morning" still is the most beautiful song I've ever heard. I remember seeing Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisburg at Stonybrook University in 1978 with my best girlfriends. The tickets were $8.00 and the seating was general admission. I think the "Netherlands" album had just been released and he was working on his album with Tim Weisburg. When the stars came out and then the sun rose during "To the Morning" I was overwhelmed by the experience. Your music is brilliant Dan and I can't express to you what an influence you have had on me during my lifetime.
God Bless You and please hug my brother Andrew in heaven.
December 19, 2007
We all have treasured Dan's heartfelt music and lyrics. His music has had such a profound effect on my life in ways that can never be measured.May we all cherish what he has contributed to this world. He will live on!
December 19, 2007
Dan,
I've always loved your music and been a fan for years but you have a special meaning to me. I had heard of your album called "Twin Sons Of Different Mothers" for years but it wasn't until about 10 years ago when my son was 14 and did not live with me that I met a 15 year old boy named Buddy White who I thought looked remarkably like my son, John. I was working at Winn Dixie and this boy and his mother came in alot. I spoke to them and told them that I felt Buddy looked like my son and everytime I saw him I just wanted to give him a big hug. Well, eventually John and Buddy met and became best friends. It was funny when the deaf guy I worked with kept signing that they looked alike. They used to dress alike on twin day at school. I started calling them my "Twin sons of different Mothers" in honor of your album with Tim. When I heard the news of your passing I was working and sat in my car and cried while listening to "Same Old Aungsine". I called my son to tell him. He understands why you are so special to me. I have you to thank for my "Twins", I may never have seen the connection between the twins if not for your Album. It helped me make it through a tough time. Your music will always be special to me and "Leader Of The Band" is one of the most awesome songs ever written. "Thank you for the music and your stories of the road". Thank you for my "Twins". May GOD bless and be with your family and friends and Tim. See you in Heaven when it's my time.
Your friend you never knew,
Kelly Post
and John Albright
and Buddy White (soldier in Iraq)
December 19, 2007
My sincere condolences to the family of Dan Fogelberg. My sister sang "longer than" at my brother's wedding some years ago and then I was proposed to by my now husband at at concert at Chastain 7 years ago that will live in my sweet memory. His legecy will live on forever in his spririt and music. We thank you Dan for your music.....You will be missed....
December 19, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with his family. His music touched my life, as it did many others. When I was 16, I was convinced he'd see me in the audience at his concert and wisk me away to Colorado! I will miss his gentle music.
December 19, 2007
I spent 4 years in college listening to Dan's music incessantly. On any given night Dan's voice could be heard wafting through 3 floors of my sorority house, everyone playing her favorites. Every college memory I have is tied to a song of Dan's. When I heard the news, I truly felt my heart sink, my youth over, but not forgotten. Dan's voice will always bring me back to a very special time in my life. His life had great meaning. My condolences to his family.
December 19, 2007
Dan,
I've followed you since your first album and was blessed to see you in concert. You music has touched me, made me cry and made me a better person for having listened. The absence of your voice in our lives will leave a cold and vacant space. My prayers to Jean and your family. Rest in peace, my friend.
December 19, 2007
My condolences go to his family. His music definitely touched my heart. Dan's music will forever be in my heart too. A heartfelt prayer to the Fogelbergs.
December 19, 2007
Dan,

I've spent the past few days listening to all of your music again and again. Shedding many tears and realizing that you touched my heart and soul more than any singer / song writer. Entertainment is a better industry because you were such an integrity based entertainer. The world is a better place because you were here. You gave us your wonderful gift of music to cherish forever. So as I listen to your music and celebrate what you gave us, I also hope to hear you again in Heaven one day.

Jean, there are many heavy hearts thinking of you. It has to be a blessing to know that he touched so many lives. My deepest sympathy to you and the entire family.
December 19, 2007
my heartfelt condolances to Dan's family. The world has suffered a great loss in his passing. I have listened to his music since his first record. Having the privledge of seeing him in concert made for a truly magical eveing for my late wife and myself which is forever in my memory, as are his music and words. you will be missed
December 19, 2007
To Dan's family, please accept my condolences on the loss of a great artist.His songs always gave me goosebumps, especially "Longer Than", a wonderfully simplistic song. Thanks, Dan, rest in peace.
December 19, 2007
Dan Fogelberg's music came at a time when I felt my lonliest. I don't about any of you, but my belief is that God speaks to us in many ways all around us and God used Mr. Fogelberg to tell me how precious I was with the song "Longer Than..". You see, my parents were divorced, my father was abusing me and my siblings, I tried to please him, but I was never good enough. I rebelled and began using drugs and alcohol. I became promiscuous and attempted suicide several times. No one wanted to listen to my pain and no one cared. Until that song. Sung by Dan Fogelberg with such tenderness..."Longer Than.."

Thank you God for putting Dan on this earth for a little time to save a few of us.
December 19, 2007
Dan your music will live on forever in our hearts and souls. My husband went out and bought me your greatest hits cd for one of my christmas presants.He gave it to me early and i cherish it with all my heart! It was a true gift of love it has all of our favorite songs the ones that mean so much! God Bless your family! Rest In Peace Dan!The True Leader Of The Band!
December 19, 2007
I was devastated when I heard the news of Dan's passing! I can't find the words to express how his words and melodies have inspired and comforted me over the years. He even earned me an A in college when I wrote a paper on his life and music. My thoughts and prayers go out to ALL of his "family" who are feeling this loss.
December 19, 2007
I've been a fan since 1973 and my heart is broken that we've lost one of the truly great singer/song writers and musicians that has ever or will ever live. My deepest sympathy go out to his wife, family and friends. My prayers are with you........
December 19, 2007
Dearest Dan and Jean,

You were a huge part of my family through the good times and not so good. A splendid association for now and forever. And you will be with us...Longer than....

G.
December 19, 2007
Dear Jean,
With heart felt sorrow, my greatest sympathy to you and your family in a loss that affects so many of us. Dan Fogelberg's music is the most fufilling memory of a musician who I will never see again in concert, but one who's finger print of lyrics & song will remain so close. His music comforted me and inspired me. An incredible master of words which conveyed the sweetest of emotions and tugged at heart strings. He will always stand out as part, if not one of the best poets/musicians of our time. You remain in my prayers as Dan will always remain in our hearts.
God bless and keep you.
Karen
December 19, 2007
Dan Fogelberg was a truly amazing man and a gifted artist. His music played in the background throughout my years in high school and college. He will be missed, but we will celebrate his life.
December 19, 2007
I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF SUCH A GREAT LEGEND IN MUSIC HISTORY DAN YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED AND WILL REMAIN ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS.
December 19, 2007
Our Deepest Sympathy..............Dan was a blessing to many through his music. Something we will all keep with us forever.....
December 19, 2007
My deepest sympathies go out to the Fogelberg family in your time of sorrow. Dan's music has touched me since I first heard him sing in the 1970's. A truelly beautiful voice and a prolific song writer. The world will be a colder place without his music.He will be greatly missed.
December 19, 2007
From a fellow Peorian, Illinois has lost a speical son. My favorite song Illinois will never be the same for me.
Dan, I know you and your Dad are singing in the best choir in the heavens. God Bless your family and thanks for the thousands of hours of music I have sang with you. You will be missed, but we will always have your music!
With Love, Linda
December 19, 2007
Our sympathy to the family. This very public moment for us must be an almost unbearable private time for you. We will definitely miss Dan's music. My father was the organist at our church for 46 years, and "Leader of the Band" has always been a very special song for me. You are in our prayers.
December 19, 2007
To the Fogelberg Family,
Please know there are people from all of the USA keeping you in their prayers at this difficult time. Dan touched many lives with his music. Dan's music was a big part of my teenage years and I can't ever remember my mother ever asking me to turn the volume down on any of his songs. Thank you for sharing Dan with all of us.
December 19, 2007
With deepest sympathy and a heavy heart, I write to you all~
Dan was a star here on earth with his music, his love of family and of his fans~He will continue to shine in that "one hell of a band in Heaven". My you all find comfort in knowing that he touched so many people that support you now, and pray that you find strength in knowing that you are all loved and thought of during this very difficult time.
Respectfully,
December 19, 2007
To Jean & Family,
Our condolences on your Loss. You & the World have lost a Great Man, a man of words,a man of great music, a man of Love & inspiration to many.
We lost our 32 yeard old son this October 11th & a man of words wrote: WHEN THE ONE YOU LOVE, BECOMES A MEMORY; THAT MEMORY, BECOMES A TREASURE!! Our Love & Prayers are with You.
December 19, 2007
Reading about Dan Fogelberg's death really hurts. His music is among my favorite. Clearly, his songs are unique and touched many lives. I know his family is saddened. I hope that he realized just how much his music helped those of us out here who have no ability to express our feelings like that and so live through the songs of those who can.
December 19, 2007
Thanks for the music that was so much a part of my teens and college years. Your talent and spirit will live on as long as there are ears to hear. I will keep the family in my prayers.
December 19, 2007
My heart goes out to the Fogelberg family. Dan was a true artist with an amazing voice, I just loved his music. He will be truly missed.
December 19, 2007
My heartfelt condolences to the Fogelberg family on your loss. I've been listening to Dan's music since the mid 70's and its always been a great comfort and inspiration to me. I mourn the loss of such a great talent and celebrate his next journey to the great beyond. Thank you Dan for all that you shared with us. Bless you and God speed.
December 19, 2007
I'm so sorry to hear about his passing. I've owned a lot of his albums over the years, and I had the pleasure of seeing him perform at the Providence Civic Center in 1981. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
December 19, 2007
so sorry to hear of your loss.
his music was very moving to all.
we will miss him. our hearts go out
to you in the days ahead.
December 19, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. Dan has been and will always be a favorite musician of mine.
December 19, 2007
Jean and family,
Dan gave our hearts and ears joy - especially in the 70's - by all of the music that he created.
Blessings to your family.
-Fred
December 19, 2007
my sympathy goes out to the Fogelberg family... I loved his music... he will be missed by all who loved him...
December 19, 2007
I WAS SADDEN TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING, OF DAN HE WAS A GREAT WRITER OF SONGS AND I REALLY ENJOYED HIS MUSIC. REST IN PEACE DAN AND I'M SURE THE ANGELS ARE LISTENING, TO YOUR WONDERFUL VOICE RIGHT NOW
December 19, 2007
To Dan's Beloved Wife Jean & Family,

My sincerest heartfelt condolences to you for your incredible loss. I know and love Dan's music. For years I listened to it as I went to bed and at various times in my life. I still listen to his tapes and particularly "Same Old Lang Syne" at this time of the year. I always found his music inspirational and moving. I'm not really a "groupie" type but I loved his music, voice, and musical talent. It was a beautiful gift that he shared with the world for us to enjoy. He was one of my favorite artists. I can't imagine the pain you must feel for your loss. The world lost a gifted and blessed artist on Sunday and I am sure a wonderful partner.

I lost a close friend (Nancy King) today who succumbed to a 22-year heroic battle with breast cancer. She defied many odds over the years, she was a legal services attorney and Executive Director. She too was gifted and blessed in her field and a beautiful spirit.

I have added Dan and your family to my prayer list. God Bless you all (especially you Jean) and grant you the peace that passes all understanding through your grief and always.

Peace and Love to You,
Bill Minkle
South Grafton, MA
December 19, 2007
God bless the family of dan fogelberg and be with them.
may peace and comfort be theirs.
always,alma
December 19, 2007
I am heartbroken. I had prostate cancer in 2003. Caught early enough only because went to the uroligist to reverse a vesectomy. I got out all of Dan's music books from 33 years ago. As a music writer, he is my biggest influence. I remember 25 years ago going to the same studio he recorded at in Pekin and recording Dan's songs. The owner gave me his address and I sent him the tape and a letter of how much I appreciated him. The tape was awful and I'm sorry I put his ears through the pain. I improved well enought over the years to be a country music artist for a few years and tour... couldn't hold a candle to you Dan, so I just hold a candle up to shine your light. I hope and pray our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ took you home so he could hear your wonderful gifts he gave you for eternity. When I get there, I just want to sit and listen to that awsome creative gift he bestowed on you. I bet he had your favorite piano and guitar waiting. May God Bless You and give peace to your family. As in the chorus of one of my own songs: Your not coming back, that's a hard cold fact... I hold my memories of you...and with the love you left.. may heart can finally rest... cause all I ever have to do.. is open the part of my heart that is you...and we'll make it through. Peace be with you!!
December 18, 2007
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
December 18, 2007
Thank you for the beautiful music. You will live forever in our hearts for the sound of your music will touch our souls forever.
December 18, 2007
My husband and I are in our 50's and have listened to Dan since we were teens. I loved his use of language in his songs. We will continue to listen to his music for years to come. We went to many of his concerts and enjoyed them all, especially in Red Rocks. I pray for the family. May God give you the strength to endure the loss of a very talented husband, brother, son, etc.
December 18, 2007
My youth was influenced and inspired by Dan's music. He never knew me, but he changed my life.
December 18, 2007
I feel like I have lost an old friend. Dan's music has carried me thru my life since I was a teen in the 70's. I never missed a chance to see him in concert. He always inspired me to pick that guitar back up and play it. I own all of his music and I can honestly say there are very few songs that I don't love. I will never stop listening and I know he is up there singing with the angels. How lucky they are to have him in the choir! I will miss you my dear friend.
December 18, 2007
My heart is broken. Your music is a part of my soul.May God bless you.
December 18, 2007
"Longer" was played at my wedding. What a talent Dan had. His music has touched me so much. He will truley be missed but his music will live forever. Rest in Peace Dan.
December 18, 2007
Dan Fogelberg's music is such a part of my history, I don't even know where to begin. I am from the Chicago area, and was at one of Dan's concerts where his father was in attendance. He introduced his father, then sang, "Leader of the Band". I don't think there was a dry eye in the house when he was finished with that one!
We share your loss, Jean, and lift you up in prayer. In the Greek Orthodox Church, we say, "may his memory be Eternal". That is my prayer for Dan. My prayer for you is God's comfort and healing. Please know many, many people are praying for you and the entire Fogelberg family. God Bless you all.
December 18, 2007
To Dan's family: My deepest heartfelt sympathy is extended to each of you in your loss. As mentioned by many others,
Dan's music touched many including mine. His powerful voice and the
beautiful way he wrote his songs will never be forgotten. He had a way of touching mind, spirit, soul... God bless each of you as you journey through this difficult time. God bless you, Jean, for your diligence, love and care of Dan who was such a blessing to so many. You have been and will continue to be blessed abundantly as time goes on.... ev@sc.rr.com
December 18, 2007
One of my greatest treasures is the sheet music for the album, Netherlands. It is some of the most expressive music I've ever played. Tender and haunting, it is music that came straight from the heart. I have just played it cover to cover in a personal tribute to a musician that gave words to some of the strongest emotions I could feel when I was young. So very sad to lose this Leader of the Band. May he rest in peace.
December 18, 2007
"Along The Road" is what brought me home after serving in the USAF. I'd changed so much that I wasn't sure at the time if I could really go home, but Dan's beautiful song took my heart to a place where it was comfortable enough to dare to do so. Thank you Dan for all the music. I will miss you. Peace and blessings to all of his family and close friends who will miss him the most.
December 18, 2007
Thank you for the memories.
December 18, 2007
Dear Fogelberg Family,
We,ve lost a genuine artist. Dan wrote and performed some of the most meaningful and beautiful songs of my life. I haven't been able to get them out of my mind...and I don't want to. He will be missed by multitudes. Iam so sorry for your personal loss. His gift of music will live on in my heart and yours forever. What a tremendous gift he has left for us.
December 18, 2007
The music world just lost a great Talent. He will be truely missed.
December 18, 2007
Dan's musical poetry is timeless.
Thank you Dan.
December 18, 2007
To The Fogelberg Family,
I am truly sorry to hear about Dan, I did not know him personally I did know him through his music and it was beautiful and very calming in the most stressful days.
I know the pain you are going through I lost my father and brother both to cancer you and yours are in my prayers. Again I am sorry for your loss and the beautiful music that was to come. He is with the choir in heaven now and that is the best kind of music.
December 18, 2007
I cried when I heard the news of Dan's passing. Through college and beyond, his music was the soundtrack of my life. “Longer” was sung at my wedding. I will pull out my guitar and sing some of his songs with a profound sadness that the world has lost a wonderful musician and beautiful soul. But I'm sure he is in heaven singing with the angels. My deepest condolences to Dan's family—may God comfort you and carry you while you grieve. “Joy at the start, fear in the journey, joy in the coming home… A part of the heart gets lost in the learning, somewhere along the road.” Thanks for the memories Dan.
December 18, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of Dan's death. Whenever I hear his music, I think of his dad waving his baton and scolding us for not doing our best. Peace.
December 18, 2007
You will be greatly missed. Your music will live on forever.
December 18, 2007
Dan's music was deeply treaured by us. We even used one of his songs for our wedding dance 25 years ago. We saw several of his concerts, but most enjoyed his one-man concert back in the late 80s. It was like watching a good friend. His lyrics clearly came from his soul. We had always hoped we get to see him again in concert - but apparently not this side of heaven. Our prayers are with his family.
December 18, 2007
Sadness is all you can feel when such a poet and singer passes,leaving us with his great music for the rest of our lives. Karen [Budd Lake,NJ.]
December 18, 2007
He was a genuine artist in a world of synthetic talent. The world is a better place for having known him.
December 18, 2007
to jean and family of dan fogelberg this is such a loss this man was very talented and a great singer i have seen him back in the 80s several times what a talented and gifted musican he will truly be missed and its sad hearing same old lang syne on the radio i saw on msn news on the computer that he had died i really was upset my thoughts and prayers to jean and the family
December 18, 2007
To The Fogelberg Family:

My deepest heartfelt sympathy is
extended to each of you with your
loss. As mentioned by many others,
Dan's music touched many including mine. His powerful voice and the
beautiful way he wrote his songs
will never be forgotten.

He now sings with the Lord's heavenly choir of Angels.

May God bless you and
give you strength during these trying times.

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
December 18, 2007
"The first i heard Dan's songs like longer and heart hotels but power of gold is one of the late 70's hit."I was a kid back then but i wanted to send a condolence out to his family and friends but i did not know that he was sick."But one of my favorite songs are heart hotels and power of gold."But he will be missed."But he will sing his music were he is right now."But rest in peace Dan."
December 18, 2007
Prayers go with the Fogelberg family, Dan had a gift he was able to share with the world. Thanks Dan. Your music will live on with us forever.
December 18, 2007
all my love and prayers go out to Dan's family and friends....i am really thankful for all the years of talent of from Dan....his talent has been deeply qappreciated by my family and millions of fans all over the world.....Timmy Young &Family
December 18, 2007
MUCH, MUCH too young for anybody to leave us let alone one so talented...

He will be missed...
December 18, 2007
Dear Jean , Mother and family

I feel absolutely devastated .
This afternoon , before knowing about the fatal issue , I listened to the " Christmas Record " , thinking of Dan one more time , and still afraid , however , of such a dreadful silence .
I was a great fan of Dan , unfortunately not enough known throughout France .
He'll continue to live inside us , I'm sure of it , so close he is to our souls .
God bless him forever .
My deepest sympathy to all of you .
Dan Ar Wern ( 17 /12 / 2007 )
December 18, 2007
Thank you Dan, for sharing your talents.
i'll be listening to your music until i join you for heavenly fresh stuff.
REST IN PIECE MY GOOD MAN!!
December 18, 2007
Thanks for everything! You will be missed greatly...
December 18, 2007
Dan you will be missed. Your songs touched me in a way no other songs have.
December 18, 2007
RIP dan & god bless;
:o)
December 18, 2007
Dear Jean and the Fogelberg family,
Along with Jackson Browne and James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg was the muse who guided my life in the 70s and 80s. Without his angelic voice and heartfelt songs, I'm not sure I would have made it. I spent many a night in my room playing his albums over and over again. Sometimes just one cut would be the one I would hang on for dear life. Sometimes the whole album would lift my spirits. Either way, his songs were a treasure that stay with me today. They are a gift from a larger-than-life talent who was taken much too soon.

Dan, thank you for the music that soothed my soul, made me cry, and made me feel good. You will always be with us as long as we have your beautiful songs.
December 18, 2007
Deepest sympathy to the Fogelberg family. He was a very talented man. I will miss his future that was yet to be with us here on this earth but we can look forward to the one we will share in heaven and sing with him there where it will be "Longer". I hope you will find some comfort in that.
December 18, 2007
From the moment I met Dan in a small apartment in Peoria in the early 70's, I knew he had a special gift. A friend new I loved to hear him sing and one day I received a call from her saying, "Guess what? A good friend of mine is having Dan over for dinner. Would you like to meet him?" He was the most unassuming person and legitimately one of the nicest people I've ever met. My heart was broken when I heard he had prostate cancer, but I hoped he would beat it. Knowing that he is gone, I'm so grateful for the wonderful memories in song and music that he has left for us to remember him by. God bless you Jean - may the time spent with him these last years comfort you until you meet again.
December 18, 2007
I had the good fortune of meeting Dan many years ago when I was in my early 20s. (I'm now 49). He was at a bar I frequented and I was sitting right next to him for a while without even recognizing who he was.

The bouncer finally told me and I said, "Yeah, right." I laughed and demanded to see his I.D. It was Dan Fogelberg, all right.

After I picked my jaw up off the floor (both because of the realization of who I was sitting next to and because of the fact he was so gorgeous), I gathered up all of the courage I could muster to try not to sound like a raving lunatic fan and told him I thought he had one of the most beautiful voices I had ever heard.

He blushed somewhat and very quitely and graciously replied, "Well, thank you very much." We spent a few moments talking. I don't remember the conversation, because it was so long ago. But I still remember I walked away very happy that I had met him. My impression of him was that he *was* his music. He was very sincere and genuine, nonpretentious and nonassuming.

Fast forward some nearly 30 years later to this past Sunday when I learned of his passing. In the couple of days since, I have not been able to stop crying every time I think of him and the songs he sung.

I've been puzzled. Why has his death affected me so much? I didn't "know" him, certainly had no emotional ties with him. I wasn't even a member of his family or one of his friends. I simply had met him once, had listened to his music on the radio. I didn't even own any of his albums, nor had I been to any of his concerts.

But then it dawned on me. Dan Fogelberg's music was written in such a way that practically everyone could relate it to a personal experience of theirs, in some form or fashion. When I heard of his death, so many songs came to mind, but especially "Same Auld Lang Syne," and a flood of memories from that era came flooding back -- some good, some bittersweet. And the realization that those memories -- as well as Dan -- will never be here again just fill me with emotion and pain over the loss and I become overwhelmed with grief.

Another thing that came to mind was that it seemed to me that Dan was one of the few "good people" left in this world today. There is so much evil in the world and it seems to be getting worse. Dan's lyrics, his voice, his gentle demeanor was a constant soothing reminder that goodness and love and compassion and sincerity still exists, even amongst the evil that is so prevalent these days.

If it is true that there are angels masquerading as human beings on this earth, surely Daniel Grayling Fogelberg was one of them. I'd like to think that God missed His angel and he wanted Dan to come back to his Heavenly home and sing for Him.

Thank you, Dan, for the positive impact you had on my life. You will be greatly missed.

Sheila
December 18, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 18, 2007
I send my sincere condolences to Dan's family and close friends. His music will be part of our household for many years to come; what a wonderful legacy and gift to all. Blessings.
December 18, 2007
Dan Fogelberg:

What a blessing you were to have touched many people through your beautiful music. The lyric's touched no only my heart, but my soul. They made me appreciate my family, friends, and all that God has blessed me with. What a legacy, W-O-W! I'm sure God is telling you, well done my son, well done.

I bid eternal peace to you and ask God to grant his strength to see your family and friends through this difficult time.
December 18, 2007
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of such a talented song writer. I became a big fan during college also in the late '70's so many songs bring back lots of memories for me. The "Innocent Age" was something that my husband and I listened to when I was in labor the night that my daughter was born in 1995. We're so lucky to have his music but so sad to see him go. May he rest in peace.
December 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Dan Fogelberg. May his love be there to guide you. May it always keep you strong. May you walk within his footsteps, as he leads you ever on...Ever on ...Ever on. (from his travelling prayer)
December 18, 2007
May the God of all comfort, comfort you in this very difficult time. The bible tells us that that our father will be our comforter in all our tribulations through the comfort from the scriptures. Second Corithians Chapter one verse three tells us about the comfort we can receive from the scriptures.
December 18, 2007
The world has lost a beautiful soul.
December 18, 2007
It's a sad day for those who followed Mr Fogelberg and his music. He will be missed by many. May the comfort from the scriptures provide a basis of hope. That you will be able to hear his sweet melodies once again.

"the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...." John 5:28,29

Sincerely,
Wanisha
unlimitedconcepts@yahoo.com
December 18, 2007
I will never forget the first time I heard the album "Netherlands" all the way through. Never before had I heard such beautiful poetry and lyrics and haunting musical melodies woven into golden tapestries that will live on in my memories for life.
December 18, 2007
Fly as the raven, Dan! You've left us so many wonderful Souvenirs. You will be missed! Godspeed!
December 18, 2007
I remember when I heard Dan the first time, I called the radio station to find out who he was. I fell in love with him...then I saw him...he was as beautiful as his voice. I have been a fan for 30 years.
It saddened me to hear of his passing, why was he taken so soon? "One day we'll all understand". I was looking foreword to seeing him again on tour. You will be missed... never forgotten. Your music will live on and get us through this.

To Dan's family, You're in every thought, every hope, every prayer.
May the good wishes of all his fans help you through this difficult time and bring you peace.
Rest in peace my friend,
Johanna
December 18, 2007
You had and have the Power of Gold
your music has touched me in so many ways and will continue to do so. So many memories that will always stay alive with every song I play.....only your body is gone, your soul will be with us forever.
Peace be with your family and all of us who have loved you from the beginning..........
December 18, 2007
Longer than ther'll be fishes in the ocean, longer than ther'll be birds in the sky...we'll be in love with you - and miss you too. Rest in peace Dan.
December 18, 2007
God rest you Dan, Thank you for all the great memories through your music. My condolenses to your family.
December 18, 2007
Dans music will be missed by so many. My heart broke when I heard the news of his passing. A favorite quote of mine says " Perhaps the stars are windows that our loved ones can watch over us." May Dan rest in peace.
December 18, 2007
To Dan's Family: Dan's music has meant so much to me and my family..
Especially "The Leader of the Band" as Larry Fogelberg was the leader of my band (WHS '53) and Bradley U.
I am a transplant from Peoria to the shores of Lake Michigan - but have attended Dan's concerts in Peoria and South Bend, IN. His music transcends time and place. His writings have always seemed to be from the heart. I always have at least one of his CD's in my car wherever I go.
I would like to contact Margaret, as I have a memento to give to her.
I wish the entire family a blessed Christmas and a Healthy New
Year.
December 18, 2007
Dan's Greatest Hits album (CD) has been one of my favorites for decades. After wearing out an album and a cassette tape, I went to a CD. I never take a car trip without that CD along. His songs touched me deeply, especially "Leader of the Band", "Run for the Roses" and "Another Auld Lang Syne". Thank you to his family for sharing him with us all these years. May you find comfort in knowing that he touched so many lives in such a positive way.
December 18, 2007
I believe it is a great tribute to Dan that his music and lyrics have touched so many lives. Our stories all seem to have the same thread....we found Dan and his music when we were much younger and yet we are still touch by such beauty. Dan's beautiful and thought provoking lyrics will forever be a part of my life. The world is already a bit gloomier knowing that we have lost Dan. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
December 18, 2007
Dan Fogelberg:

Rest in peace dear friend. You are gone from this place we call earth, but I know you are still with us in spirit and forever in song. Thank you for being a special part of our world and until we meet again.

Love,
One of your many Fans!
December 18, 2007
Thanks Dan
December 18, 2007
I as so many others have such wonderful memories of Dan Fogelberg. I saw him in Boston on my 21st birthday (1979) and sat in the second row. I remember telling my sister I can see the color of his eyes.
We all sang to the chorus from the song There's a place in the world for a gambler. Dan meant so much to me, especially those college years. He will be missed by all
December 18, 2007
December 18, 2007
Dan Fogelberg's music and lyrics always seemed familiar...more like getting together with an old buddy than listening to a big star. His words and music moved and touched me from the time I first heard them in high school; through college in Champaign, IL; thru those tough times in adulthood when losing my dad and other close friends and--most of all--when celebrating the simple beauty and joy life shares all around us. Dan's message is eternal.

May his family and closest friends be comforted by the love and respect Dan garnered in life, knowing that he never lost the common touch. Dan has been a bright star for decades...the world is a bit more dark with his passing, but the heavens are brighter than ever. Rest in peace.
December 18, 2007
Dear Friends of Dan,
Wanted to share with you a note I wrote to Danielle Hatch, reporter for the Peoria Journal Star. She penned a wonderful article in their 12/18/2007 publication. It can be read in its entirety on their website, PJStar.com.

Ms. Hatch,

Thanks so much for a very personal, lovely article about Peoria's hometown son, Dan Fogelberg. His music has been an integral part of my life since 1979 when I first heard the song “Longer” playing on the radio. It was such a beautiful melody, I just had to hear more from the author. “Phoenix” was so much more than that one song. It has been encouraging, hopeful and provided me with wisdom, support and moments of clarity. Each time I listened, the words spoke to me in such different ways. There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for the loss of such an amazing person. I cried just like I had lost my best friend. Unfortunately, the tears are coming now. Thank God for the precious time we did have Dan here in the mortal world.
Bless you for your words for this wonderful individual who truly has left his mark on many peoples’ hearts and will carry on always, residing in those same hearts.
December 18, 2007
My cousin sang Longer Than at my wedding. I have always loved your music. Thank you so much for all you have given us. My prayers are with your family as they experience your loss. God bless you.
December 18, 2007
Your singing with your dad now in the Lord Choir. I will hear your voice as the northern lights sway to the rythm. We will look into the sky and see a new star called Dan and know that you're at peace and without pain. Bless you Dan.
December 18, 2007
My deepest sympathy to Dan's family. His songs were so beautiful. Leader of the Band was always special to me. Always made me cry about my own father who died in 1966. And Another Old Lang Syne brought back my high school years. Just heard that song now on the radio.
December 18, 2007
We will never forget your music, nor your beautiful voice. Rest in peace Dan.
December 18, 2007
I will forever enjoy his music. Thanks Dan - you are a true legend!!!
December 18, 2007
While you are mourning the loss of a loved one, others are rejoicing to meet them behind the veil.
December 18, 2007
Thanks for the many cherished memories. Your music will remain in our hearts forever.
December 18, 2007
We will miss you -- you go to a better place! Continue singing your songs with the angels.
December 18, 2007
Thank you for the words and soothing melodies of your songs and lyrics. Dan helped frame my life in college and even today. You will be missed but your gifts will remain with all of your fans, family and friends. The Innocent Age is over on earth, but you will endure for ages to come. Thanks again.
December 18, 2007
My husband Ray and I had been married to one of Mr. Fogelbergs songs, and enjoyed mostly all of his music. I am solely saddened by this loss. May God help his family through this time
December 18, 2007
My deepest sympathy for Dan's family. His music was his gift and it will always be appreciated.
December 18, 2007
To Dan's family & friends,
As soon as I read of his passing, the memories of college overwhelm me. I listened to all of his music & am happy he was able to share his talent with the world. His music will live on in the hearts of his fans. So sorry for your loss.
December 18, 2007
Thanks, Dan, for the great music through the years. Now you can bring pleasure to God with your music in heaven.
December 18, 2007
He was there when I moved into my first real apartment, far from home, making the place seem a lot less lonely with "Souveniers." He was there at my brother's wedding, as soundtrack with"Only the Heart May Know," he was there in person, while I sat in the front row as my marriage ended, knowing that his music would forever tie me to those who sat with me in stunned amazement at his brilliance. My heart goes out to all the fans who loved him, and his family who I'm sure, adored him.
December 18, 2007
To the family of Dan Folgerberg:
Dan's music was inspiring..his
legend will never be forgotten.
Thankyou for the memories..
December 18, 2007
"Home Free" & especially "Be On Your Way" defined me @ UMass in the early 80’s. It was the first CD I bought when I left my LP's behind & it will always be one of my "deserted island" albums. Thanks for the memories Dan......
December 18, 2007
My deepest sympathies to Dan's family & friends. The leader of the band has died. RIP
December 18, 2007
What a joy it was to listen to Dan’s music and to see him in person was the best. My husband, now deceased, wooed me with Dan’s music and it was always a special part of our lives. My condolences to the family. Keep him safely in your heart and he will never be far away.
December 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 18, 2007
"What I'll give you since you asked is all my time together
Take the rugged sunny days, the warm and rocky weather
Take the roads that I have walked along, looking for tomorrow's time
Peace of mind"
Twin Sons of Different Mothers 1978

Thank you for your wonderful words. Rest In Peace Dan
December 18, 2007
My best friend in high school shared Dan's music with me in 1976 and we've shared laughs and tears with his music ever since. Even though we've never met him, today we both feel we've lost a friend and our hearts are heavy. His music touched hearts like no other artist could. Saw him play at Universal Ampitheater in late 70's--opened under blue light playing Netherlands--unforgettable. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan will be missed as he made the world a better place.
December 18, 2007
When I hear your name, I immediately think back to my years in high school when I grew up listening to your music. Today, when I hear your songs, it makes me feel just as I did back then. I had just heard Same Old Lang Syne on the radio on Friday, two days before your passing, and had fond memories of those years gone by. You have made it possible to remember those days, so long ago. Thank you for your gift of a more carefree time. You will be greatly missed by all your adoring fans. I am one of those. I'll be saying prayers for your family in this time of sorrow. Thank you for everything you did. You were a gift from God while here on earth.
December 18, 2007
The world will be a lesser place without Dan's beautiful music... after 30 years of enjoying it, I still put on "Home Free" and listen to it over and over again... such talent and depth is rare today... Rest in peace, Dan
December 18, 2007
Dan Fogelberg's music carried me through many tough times. Thank you for the dance.
December 18, 2007
There are not enough words to convey what Dan Fogelberg has brought to this world. His music is his legacy to us and his family. He will be missed greatly. My heart goes out to his family and friends. He's now singing with the choir of angels.
December 18, 2007
To the Family of Dan Fogelberg...May you know how much Dan's music has touched us all...what a poet and musician he was. His words and music will live on in each of us. May God's love help you get through this difficult time. Thank you for sharing him with the world.
December 18, 2007
Dan's music always envokes many memories of my college years, both happy and sad. His music will always
be forever in my life.
December 18, 2007
Jean,
Please know that heaven is rejoicing in the arrival of their latest "Captured Angel". I have enjoyed Dans music since the debut of "Home Free"...still have all of the albums...most of them are in "frisbee" condition. What an incredible artist. I was blown away at a concert that he gave here in Richmond back in the mid 70's. It was simply him, about 10 guitars and a grand piano....AWESOME. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Peace to you
December 18, 2007
To the family of Dan Fogelberg: Our family will pray for the repose of Dan's soul. In the 80's and 90's his music filled our cars and home. He will be sorely missed by his fans. Everyone who ever know me, had to listen to Dan Fogelberg at some point! I am a grandmother now, and my granddaughter and I listened to Dan's music yesterday and I told her the stories. His lyrics were the best of the best. I hope he did not feel forgotten by the music industry. To his mother and brothers, I wish you some peace of mind.

Allison and Robert Wiggins, M.D.
San Antonio
December 18, 2007
For the second time in my life I have awakened on a cold December morning to find that one of my musical heros was gone. For those of us who are not blessed with the ability to write what we feel in music, we come to rely on those who can to say it for us. Dan's music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember and will be until I can't remember. Rest in peace Dan.
December 18, 2007
Dan your music always touched me. My favorite Christmas song is same on lang syne it is so great. May you rest in Peace. May God bless you and your family.
December 18, 2007
I have been a fan of Dan Fogelberg ever since I was a child. His music and lyrics spoke to me, as it did many, many others. How sad to lose him so soon. Rest in Peace
December 18, 2007
Iam glad i got into your music when i was growning up it always put me in a good place!!rest in peace.
December 18, 2007
My deepest sympathy. I used to ice skate to Dan's music when younger and I still play his music with my guitar in hand. He touched our hearts for sure with his well-chosen words and great talent.
December 18, 2007
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of this wonderful man who has deeply touched my life and many others. We danced to "Leader of the Band" at my wedding in honor of my dad who was too ill to attend. God bless and bring peace to Dan and his family and friends.
December 18, 2007
i was fortunate enough to listen to dans music, being a lover of the throughbred industry, his song"run for the roses" still brings a tear to my eye, its so beautiful,may gods angels watch over you, you will be sadley missed
December 18, 2007
I feel as if I have lost a part of my heart...your music will always be in my soul.
December 18, 2007
THE WEALTH I'VE KNOWN WHILE ENJOYING DAN'S MUSIC. MY HEART IS FULL. WITH HUGE THANKS TO GOD FOR DAN AND HIS TALENT AND DEEPEST SORROW FOR OUR LOSS. I KNOW HE LIVES IN LIGHT.
December 18, 2007
To Dan: It seems like only yesterday...I was singing to your music, young and full of hope. Today, as I stare at these "windows and walls" alone, I wonder how you knew it would be this way. Fondly, Julie
December 18, 2007
When I heard the news yesterday I was both shocked and surprized. I never knew the man but I enjoyed his music. Thank You Creator for his peaceful ways. He was a gift,and will be remembered always.
December 18, 2007
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
December 18, 2007
Dan,
You are now playing your Music and singing your songs...... in Rock and Roll Heaven....
December 18, 2007
You will be missed here, but you are on to a better place where you will find peace and grace. God Bless and Keep You.
December 18, 2007
Thoughts and prayers are with Dan's family.
What an awesome musician! Will always remember you and your beautiful songs!
Rest in peace.
December 18, 2007
From a lifelong fan...

Deepest sympathies to Jean and all of Dan's friends and family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Music has always been an important part of my life and I've always loved the soft folk tunes Dan's music brought the world. Your music will live on for generations to come to inspire and touch new listeners of all ages. You will always be one of my favorite musiciens and I'll continue to pay tribute to your achievements every time I play your music.

As your lyrics say..."Thank you for the music."

Rest in peace.
December 18, 2007
Thanks for everything, Dan. Rest well and I'll meet you in Heaven.
December 18, 2007
no words can express the joy and peace your songs have given me.... lots of great memories attached to all of your songs... rest in peace
December 18, 2007
Wish I could have seen you in concert!! Your music was so unique and different, it came from your soul. You left to soon.
December 18, 2007
Dan's music will live on. He has touched each one of us with his music. God Bless.
December 18, 2007
So many songs, so many memories; thank you for bringing them to life. Aloha 'oe...
December 18, 2007
He will be greatly missed
December 18, 2007
The biggest reason why Dan's music touched so many of us is that he was always sharing, and always honest, even when the sailing was not smooth. We are glad that his last years were happy, and we will certainly always listen to his music with joy, but we will certainly miss the man, and we will miss his creativity. God bless his family and friends, and may we all find comfort in the many joyful memories time cannot erase.
December 18, 2007
What an incredibly sad day!
December 17, 2007
Everyone who's had her heart broken - and who hasn't? - has been a little sad whenever she's heard "Same Old Lang Syne."

My sympathies to Mr. Fogelberg's family. I was genuinely saddened when I heard of his death at such a relatively young age.
December 17, 2007
Wow! I came here to read the obituary and clicked on the guestbook. I have never seen anything like it. There must be thousands of entries!

I sit here listening to your music and feeling so grateful to you for sharing your life with us and for giving us such beautiful music. I have felt sad many times when celebrities have died, but this time is different somehow. I feel like I have lost a friend. (A feeling with which I am all too familiar.) Maybe because I have spent much time on your website, praying with everyone else for a miracle. Guess that wasn't Part of the Plan. God has other plans for you, friend.

Leader of the Band just came on. I have a DVD of a concert in which you said at the end of that song that nothing was left unsaid when your father died. That is awesome! There aren't a lot of people who can say that. I hope your family can say the same about you even though you were taken much, much too soon. Enjoy your reunion with the Leader of the Band. We will miss you. Thank you for the legacy you have left us.
December 17, 2007
Thank you for your words and music Dan. Your contributions to the musical landscape are immense. RIP.
December 17, 2007
Dear Jean and Family,
He was my favorite musician of the 70's. I was always so anxious for him to release new albums. Hearing about his death today saddens me so. May God comfort all of his loved ones.
December 17, 2007
Dan- You and your Dad can "strike up the Band" together now. Your blessings you shared will forever resonate in the hymns of our souls.
When you played your music, in your eyes (as the stream) I always saw the face of a child--- -"WE" will take care of your beloved Jean until she joins with you again.-God bless you and your family and friends.
December 17, 2007
I'm overwhelmed with the love pouring out for Dan and his family from these pages and other internet sites. What a wonderful, wonderful legacy! I believe that Dan's spirit is alive and well and he is fully aware of this love that his life and life's work has inspired in so many of us. WE are the fortunate ones...to have had our lives lifted up, changed, touched, comforted...Dan did this and more. I told my friend that it may seem strange to some that I could be so greatly affected by the death of someone I'd never met, but the truth of it is, I HAD met Dan. I met him in "Home Free", in ""Captured Angel", in "Netherlands", etc. He gave us all a part of himself and he met US "where we lived"...no matter where each of us were in our lives, his music and words had the power to reach out to us and make an impact. When my daughters heard the news of Dan's death, they all called me. They knew Mom was a real fan of Dan's. I started listening to him when I was 18 with his album "Home Free"...I was hooked forever after.

Jean and family - let the love of many surround you and keep you. I was 29 in 1984 when my 30 year old husband passed away. I have walked in your shoes, Jean. It's a tough road but talk about Dan as often as you can to whomever will listen. It's good therapy. Blessings to you.
December 17, 2007
Heartfelt sympathy to the Fogelberg family. Dan made this world a better place and touched so many with his wonderful music. His beautiful Christmas CD is such a treasure and one that I have been listening to a lot the past few weeks. He surely is singing praises in heaven with the other angels. Thank you, Dan, for the blessing you have been to so many. May you rest in peace.
December 17, 2007
I am sorry for your loss.

Years ago I heard him play impromptu on mdi and then saw him in concert at the Orpheum several years ago. I respected and revered his music. He will be missed, while the spirit and lyrics of his music will echo in the lives of its listeners for a lifetime.
December 17, 2007
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Dan Fogelberg. His music had an enormous effect on me during my years growing up in Tennessee. I have learned to judge arts effect on me by how much it pulls at my heart the way his music did. I still keep Nether Lands, Souvenirs and Home Free close by for quick access. He never received his due for how much beauty he brought to this world. My heart is very sad for your loss.
December 17, 2007
Dan is singing with the Angels now. I will always cherish his music and lyrics. Stretching for ever, it's taking me home. Illinois, your our boy Dan. Praying for Jean and the family. TJ in Illinois
December 17, 2007
I had never heard of you, but my new boyfriend took me to your concert in Knowville, TN. I have been a huge fan since. And I married my boyfriend. It's been 32 years. We miss you. I will keep your family in my prayers.
December 17, 2007
TO THE FAMILY: THE MUSIC DAN CREATED TOUCHED OUR FAMILY SO MUCH AND HELPED TO MAKE US WHOLE AGAIN. WORDS CANNOT SAY HOW MUCH HE WILL BE MISSED BY HIS FANS. GOD GIVE YOU ALL STRENGTH AND PEACE IN THIS SAD TIME AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN YOUR GRIEF. HEAVEN HAS A NEW ANGEL!!
December 17, 2007
I am very sadden by the loss of Dan Fogelberg. His music will live on. Jean, you have my deepest sympathy. God bless Dan. Ever On.
December 17, 2007
Being from Peoria originally, I always felt a special connection. His music is magnificent - touching, moving, and very special. He is missed already.
December 17, 2007
I'm sad to hear that Dan has passed away. My condolence to his family. Loved your music Dan.
December 17, 2007
To Jean and Family:

I just heard the sad news about an hour ago; a friend I met in Kansas called me. We actually became friends because of Dan's music. I used to sit in front of the stereo (and I mean stereo, in about 1982) and attempt to pick his songs on the guitar, then someone gave me a songbook and I realized how off I was. (I still have his first book and it's torn to heck and back but I still use it). I have to say the he was my favorite musician by far and the most talented one I've ever heard. I know this is a tremendous loss for your family, but believe me when I say that it is also a tremendous loss for the musicians and listeners around the world. We will miss him dearly. I hope you find comfort in his lirics and music as I have. "Yes there's going to be a day, and there's really nothing left to say but come on morning". He was a wonderful spirit and may it live on forever in your hearts as it will in my heart and in my CD player - I have "Home Free" in there right now and always will have. God bless you and your family - I know Dan is looking out for you; it was his style.
December 17, 2007
Thanks Dan for all of your beautiful words and music. God bless your soul and rest in peace brother. From a fan-David
December 17, 2007
Rest in Peace, Dan. Thanks for the music.
December 17, 2007
To All:

Dan we all grieve, the world of music. You had a very special voice that touch many.
As for me I always tear hearing the song LEADER OF THE BAND you are a LEADER as you were on EARTH and will be in HEAVEN.

REST IN PEACE IN THE HANDS OF THE LORD.
December 17, 2007
to the fogelburg family,my heart goes out to you all on your loss.I know what you are going through.I just had two deaths in my family in one week.just think that Dan will never be gone he will aalways be with you.sincerly Mark Swoboda from OldTown,Maine
December 17, 2007
Thank you Dan. What music is playing now in Heaven!
December 17, 2007
My brother died in March and i
inherited his CD's. Oddly enough,
i have been playing one of Dan's "Best of" this past week, but i have to skip "Leader of the Band"
as it brings me to tears.
My sincere condolences to his
family, grieving is a tough
thing to go through.
December 17, 2007
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Fogelberg Family. God bless you all.
December 17, 2007
My deepest sympathy to Dan's family. He contributed so much to my life. especially my early years, through his music which was unique, creative and poetic. His songs helped me learn to play the guitar; a gift that will keep on giving, just like his music. Thank you, Dan
December 17, 2007
To Jean and all Dan's family,
We loved him and his music. Our thought and prayers are with you. Always remember...."The Higher You Climb"
December 17, 2007
Thanks for all of your great music. I'm sorry you're gone but
your music will be around forever. You left us with so much..not much good music around anymore. Your "Same Old lang Syne" that is playing now on the radio makes me think...What must be going through her mind now?
December 17, 2007
To his family and friends. I am so sorry for your lost. Music has lost a great artist. I will always, always, remember that Dan helped me graduate from college. I had to write a paper in 30 minutes on a subject they gave me on the spot and the question was regarding my favorite album and what made it my favorite album. Needless to say the "Phoenix" saved the day. May God Bless you all in your time of need.
December 17, 2007
To Jean and family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I will forever be changed from the music and poetry of Dan. What a huge impact his music has made in my life and the lives of my family members who introduced me to his beautiful words. God bless your soul Dan, thanks for the gift you shared with us all...
December 17, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dan's family and friends. We feel fortunate to have been in our twenties during the 70's and to hear Dan's wonderful music. Dan, you left us too soon.
December 17, 2007
Longer than there've been fishes in the ocean...we've been in love with you! Thank you for the beautiful music. May God bless and strengthen your family during this time of sadness. Rest in Perfect Peace...
December 17, 2007
Thanks for your musics , Dan . You'll always be missed .
December 17, 2007
Our Condolences to Jean and Family,
A great loss to our world, A great gift to heaven.
Jeff, Christine Shelton
December 17, 2007
My deepest sympathy to Dan's family..I hope you can derive some solace in knowing his music touched the heart and soul of many.
December 17, 2007
With great pain, I have read all of the entries in the guest book and am overwhelmed by the emotions that are evident in most if not all over the loss of a friend.

What is striking is the impact his music has had on so many. After more than 30 years of association with this magnificent man, I can only say that those emotions emanate from the singular attribute of this wonderful man, his essential goodness.

His songs reflected the timber of the man, he felt, he lived, he loved. The best musical poet has passed to a better place.

Godspeed my friend and I will comfort family in my own, direct way.
December 17, 2007
My deepest sympathy to Dan's family. He gives me such joy to this day and always will. It pains me to know he not be giving the world additional new music. He will be greatly missed by all.
December 17, 2007
Dan's music has touched me in so many ways. I sang his song "Longer" at a wedding years ago and the groom started crying! Every song of his has meant something special to me and I'll treasure his songs and memories he made for me. My God bless and comfort his family.
December 17, 2007
i love your music, you did so much to sooth a troubled world. You will never be forgotten
December 17, 2007
Dan Fogelberg was such an inspiration to me in highschool and throughout my band and chorus days. His is a talent that will truly be missed!
December 17, 2007
My sympathies to the Fogelberg family for their loss. I'd also like to say "Thank-you" for sharing Dan and his music with the rest of us. He might not be here, but his music will live on.
December 17, 2007
My heartfelt condolences to Dan's family.
Simply the best.
Thanks, Dan.
December 17, 2007
RIP Dan.......Thank you for your Music.....We will be Missing You
December 17, 2007
To Jean and all the Fogelberg family: love and deepest sympathy. Dan wrote the theme song of my 20's and the soundtrack of my lifetime.I will always remember his music and lyrics.
I know he was yours; but Dan also belonged to all of us through his music.We can't feel your pain;but we do share in the pain of loss.
Love and peace to you all. Godspeed Daniel Grayling Fogelberg
December 17, 2007
You are truly an inspiration to me as an artist and writer. You will rise up like the phoenix now and be at peace. Thank you for so many, many good years of your music and self.
December 17, 2007
Dan was truly a Leader of the Band. I am sadden for by his premature loss for he expressed life through his music in which we all love and experienced. Four decades of music is a blessing to us all and I thank you for sharing yourself with us. God Bless you and you will be missed.
December 17, 2007
Our sympathy goes out to family and friends. Dan's music touched our souls.
December 17, 2007
Words cannot express my sadness for losing one of the greatest voices in the music world. I am the proud owner of every Dan Fogelberg album, vinyl and cassette tapes. I used to work in a bank in California and I had pictures of Dan all over my station. My co-workers used to call me Mrs. Fogelberg !!!! I even had my own bumper stickers made saying I (heart) Dan Fogelberg. He will be sorely missed.
December 17, 2007
I used to have a dream of Dan & then some months later he would come out with a new album.As every other woman who ever saw him I too had a far off love for him. I can not imagine your loss Jean! Only know that he is singing praises to the true leader of the band & that some day you will be with him again.May the Lord give you peace at this time.
December 17, 2007
The first time I heard a Dan Fogelberg song I was very moved. I attended Dan Fogelberg concerts in Memphis (larger venue) and more impressively in Pennsylvania (acoustic, small venue, in the round). He was a consummate professional, very gentle and engaging in concert. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. He is someone I would have liked to have known.
December 17, 2007
I am overwhelmed at all of the people who feel just like me - heartbroken~ I have been listening to Dan since 1979 and have never met anyone who felt so strongly about his music as I do - I see now that you are all out there, grieving just like me. Time to pull out the Souvenirs album and fire up the record player- Rest in peace my friend~
December 17, 2007
Hello Dan, now you can "touch" many more lives. I pray God extends that Grace to you. You and I drank from the same stream and I'll admit to it, now. You are Blessed. Would that we all could be.
December 17, 2007
God bless. Thank you for the great music..
December 17, 2007
For me, it was love at first sound. I purchased all Dan's albums, attended all his concerts in the area. Like him, I'm an artist, photographer and musician. I only wish I could be such a poet.

I'm so thankful he found true partnership with you, Jean, and offer my deepest condolences.
December 17, 2007
I met him several times and he was an wonderful, friendly and loving man. Had a smile that would make your knees weak.
Rest in peace my Handsome Dude.
Love you
December 17, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
December 17, 2007
I wept upon hearing the news. I am angry, at cancer and for the cancer attacking Dan. Dan's music has always meant the world to me. I was lucky to see him in concert in Pittsburgh, and still have the ticket stub. While I did not personally know Dan, he seemed to be both a gentleman and a gentle man. His radio and recording voice may be silenced, but I shall always hear him in my mind. And for that, I say thank you...and farewell.
December 17, 2007
Thoughts and prayers are with Dan's family and friends at this time. I attended one of his concerts in Boston in the 70's. Beautiful music and a talented artist. We all share in your loss.
December 17, 2007
The angels will surely be singing upon your arrival in Heaven. How lucky they will be to finally know the music I have heard and loved for nearly 35 years. It saddens me to think the world will never know another Dan Fogelberg song. Peace be with you and love to your family. You will live forever in my heart.
December 17, 2007
Dear Fogelberg Family:
I am so sorry for your loss,he was a wounderfull person and had beautiful music. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 17, 2007
dan, you will be forever missed! I grew up listening to your music and it was great! my deepest sympathy for all of dans family and friends
December 17, 2007
I have loved Dan's music from the first time I heard it in the 70's. His passing is truly sad, but he gave many people much happiness with his songs. My deepest sympathy to his family. God Bless You
December 17, 2007
......What an incredibly sad time for Dan's family and loved ones. My prayers are with you all. I followed Dan since l977...went to EVERY concert that he did in my area.....he was a huge part of my highschool and college years...his songs guided alot of my actions and still bring back wonderful memories....especially "and for a moment I was back at school"..gives me chills every time and makes me smile and think of my wonderful buddy, "Miller" and all we have endured together. There is no other writer/singer that has touched my life as Dan did. I will miss him so. Godspeed, Sharon
December 17, 2007
Rest in peace Dan. From the first time I heard your music when my older sister,Brenda brought home your albums from college,I was hooked on your music. You have touched all our lives with your songs.Our thoughts and prayers go out to your loved ones and family.
December 17, 2007
Dan's songs helped me find my truths and live my life accordingly. (Man in the Mirror)
You will be missed dear minstrel.
My heart is with his family. I am so sorry for your loss.
December 17, 2007
The Place: The Fabulous Fox
The Song: "There's a Place in the World for a Gambler".
As the audience sang and swayed back and forth, I realized I was watching the birth of a great musician. Goodbye Dan, you will be forever missed!
December 17, 2007
I'll never forget trips to my grandmother's house on Sunday afternoons, the four of us crammed into the bench seat of my father's pickup. We heard the sweet sounds of Dan's music fill the cab as it touched my young heart. These were among my earliest introductions to the power of music - changing me forever. Dan will indeed be missed by many for many years to come.
December 17, 2007
To The Family:
Please accept my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the profound loss of Dan.
December 17, 2007
Our loss is heaven's gain. Sadly missed here and looking forward to the music in the sky...God bless and be with his family
December 17, 2007
In the song "Dancing Shoes", Dan wrote "Tu etes dans ma coeur et dans ma tete". You are in my heart and in my head. What appropriate words. Through your beautiful and timeless music, your legacy will live on. Rest in peace, Dan. Love, strength, and blessings to your family and friends in this time of sadness.
December 17, 2007
His songs touched my soul as do a few special works of art. What he has given to the world is priceless and it is a dimmer place without the light of his talent.
December 17, 2007
If anyone ever needs hard proof of the exsistence of God, then it can be found in a thing we call music. Dan was a beautiful part of it.
December 17, 2007
There's a song in the heart
Of a woman
That only the truest of loves
Can release.
December 17, 2007
Dan's is an example of a life well lived. I'm sure he is singing with the angels. Peace.
December 17, 2007
Prayers to the family, Dan is now singing with the Angels for sure.
December 17, 2007
Your songs echoed the sentiments of my soul. Rest in peace my friend.
December 17, 2007
I just now heard the news and am stunned and saddened. He was so much a part of my life and had inspired me to write from the heart. I am deeply saddened for his family's loss, and glad that I was able to listen to his wonderful songs...they gave me many hours of pleasure and always will. He left us with an endearing legacy and will not be forgotten. I'll always remember going to his concert in Nashville many years ago when my son was very young.

Thank you Dan Fogelberg for sharing your great talent and legacy of music. Until we meet again.
December 17, 2007
My heart hurts as do the hearts of my teenage sons who grew to love your music decades after I first heard it. Same Auld Lang Syne was my true story--having met him at the A&P Grocery Store in 1979-80 where we both worked, loving him deeply then our lives taking different paths~ I live the "Netherlands" to this day and will til the day I leave this world..Thank you Dan.
December 17, 2007
Have spent many long hours driving and listening to Dan Fogelberg. His talent and beautiful lyrics will sorely be missed. Heavens band just got bigger.
December 17, 2007
A part of my life is gone--- but not forgotten. God bless you!
December 17, 2007
Dan Fogelberg's music got me through some hard times in the 70's. He will truly be missed. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
Best Wishes!!
December 17, 2007
We have lost one of the great ones. His songs always had meaning. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
December 17, 2007
My heart is broken.
December 17, 2007
I always revered your music, I was lucky to be the right age when you first started, the world has grown a little smaller and dimmer, but now your the leader of the band, be at peace and may your massive talent shine on those above, and us mere mortals below.
December 17, 2007
One of my all-time favorites. I'm very saddened to hear of his death.
December 17, 2007
A shocking loss...love and prayers to Jean and family. Dan, his beautiful music (and memories) will be with us always. His songs have been "playing" in my head today. God bless.
December 17, 2007
We have lost one of the greates lyricists and musicians of our time. Dan may be gone but his legacy and inspiration live on. Thanks for all you've said to us through your poetry and musical talents. You will be missed. Kim Riney - Illinois
December 17, 2007
Met Dan years ago in Colorado and we discussed how much we loved those Rocky mountains, and how much
they had changed both of us. He was a sweet and good man, and full of laughter. Your music expressed many of my feelings about love, nature and life. God bless you, you will be missed..
December 17, 2007
THE LEADER OF THE BAND HAS DIED.

You are part of the reason I'm an acoustic singer-songwriter today. Thank you for sharing your gift with us for so many years. May you rest in peace. My deepest sympathies to your family.
December 17, 2007
What a talent! I have been a fan since I first heard him in elementary school. I still listen to my CD's all of the time. It's hard to find good music like his anymore. A voice was silenced very young, but the world will never forget. God bless Dan's family.
December 17, 2007
I don't know of a more visual, more sensual song than "Same Old Lang Syne". You could feel it as "the snow turned into rain". What a beautiful gift Dan's music was to us all. My condolences to his family and friends.
December 17, 2007
Dan, Your music has been the backdrop of many meaningful moments and events (good and bad) in our lives. We started listening nearly 30 years ago and have never stopped. Recently discovered our teenage son had you loaded on his IPOD! Thanks for the music. You will be missed.
December 17, 2007
I first saw Dan on his solo tour in 1983. His performance changed my life. Thank you Dan for your music. May your soul live on with God and may your music live in our hearts. Peace to all.
December 17, 2007
Thanks for the great music and wonderful thoughts. 1983 wedding song; Longer Than. Will always remember that one. RIP.
December 17, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 17, 2007
December 17, 2007
I just heard the sad news and wanted to send my deepest sympathy to Jean and all who loved Dan. I'm happy to hear he was able to die at home, in a place he loved, surrounded by the people he loved. I'm thankful for his music and for all the re-connections I will be making over the next few days with friends I have shared memories with; singing his songs and living his words. Dan, may your beautiful soul rest in peace...thank you for blessing this world with your life and gifts.
December 17, 2007
He defined everything about our era, he helped bring us to enjoy life and everybody can relate to some thing or time in their life. thanks for all the wonderful music.
December 17, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
December 17, 2007
He is truly with the angels now. Many memories have been made with and through is music
December 17, 2007
One of my greatest influences, your music showed me how to enjoy the various moments of life. Thanks for the wonderful soundtrack to this earthly home.
December 17, 2007
I was a young banjo player in 1974 and was asked to sing at a wedding. I got a guitar and learned "Longer" It is a song I have sang at many a wedding since. Thanks Dan for the tools of music, you have always been a leader of my band even though we never met. I hope in this mourning time, your family and close friends can feel close and appreciate the joy you did share with others, especially those of us who would like to have met you.
December 17, 2007
Thank you for giving us the gift of your music. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your legacy shall live on...touching many hearts and many souls.
December 17, 2007
It's makes this season a sad one with the passing of this favorite man - it would be a gift on the road to have one of Dan's songs suddenly pop up when you least expected it. Suddenly all the troubles of the day drift - and my thoughts would focus on Dan's incredible notes and message. Most sincere condolences and prayers to the Fogelberg family and friends. He will be remembered with love and thanks for all that he gave-
December 17, 2007
Dan, I've always enjoyed your music, you were one of the best singer/songwriters around.Your music was unique and meaningful. Todays artists don't hold up, creatively or talent wise. The Innocent Age was my favorite album, especially "Same Old Lang Sine" You will be sadly missed. A fan, Tim brasile
December 17, 2007
my sympathy to family and friends. beautiful music to last lifetimes...rest in peace mr. fogelberg, glad you were around to give us this "forever" music.
December 17, 2007
Thanks, Dan. For the heart in your music.
December 17, 2007
He was my favorite growing up in the 70s and 80s, and still is today, rest in peace
December 17, 2007
God bless Dan and his family. I guess heaven needed a sweet, positive, and wonderful voice there. We'll sure miss him. I was a huge fan. Thanks for everything Brother, rest well, we'll see you again in Heaven!
December 17, 2007
When I think of poetry, nature, Rocky Mountain breezes, life's simplicity and earth's special gifts, I will always associate Dan Fogelberg's lyrical music from the heart with these special instances. I will miss him, but remember him especially every New year's eve...Rest in peace Dan Fogelberg and thanks for all you have given through the gifts of you music
December 17, 2007
Rest in Peace, Dan. Thank you for the wonderful melodies, poignant lyrics and the warm memories that will forever surround them. I can't imagine thinking of the 70's without your music.

God bless you and all those you touched.
December 17, 2007
May God continue to bless your family during the difficult days ahead.

The Lord is enjoying your music as I have over the years in Heaven now.
We have been blessed to have you here to share your talent!
December 17, 2007
Your music and spirit will live on in the hearts and memories of those that were given the joy of listening to the songs of your heart.
Truly a sad day in the music world as yet another voice is silenced. There have been but a few voices instantly recognizeable...Dan Fogelberg IS one of those voices.

Rest in peace knowing you contributed to making the world a better place.
December 17, 2007
Yesterday was a day I feared coming with so little information on the homepage since 2005. There will be many tears in my eyes for some time. Today I am having a little Dan memorial of my own. I have all of his CD's and began playing them in order this morning.
To Dan's family my prayers and sympathy. Though a beautiful voice has been silenced you will always have his memories and music.
Dan, Godspeed and now your "Home Free".
December 17, 2007
Dan, thanks for being a really great friend to so many people that you never even met. I'm glad you knew that you were/are very much appreciated and respected. We will remember you always. My sincerest sympathy to your family
December 17, 2007
What a great loss. Thank you Mr. Fogleberg for the gift of your music that has and will always touch my heart.
December 17, 2007
How incredibly sad to lose such an amazing talent so soon. My heart is breaking for Dan's family and friends. He'll be profoundly missed.
December 17, 2007
To the Fogelberg Family:
May the Lord be with you at this time. Dan was one of my musical favorites, and he will truly be missed. May he rest in peace.
December 17, 2007
We were blessed to have such a beautiful person sharing his awesome talent with the world. "Longer" was played at my wedding in 1984, and was an inspiration to everyone. Thank you Dan for your music, and our prayers will go out to your family each day.
December 17, 2007
Dan spoke to the common man in a uncommon and heartfelt way. His music and poems speak untold volumes to everyman. Dan was a CLASS ACT of the first water. He was truly the "Leader of the Band". We in Springfield Illinois, who knew and loved Dan, are all the poorer for his untimely passing. My deepest sympathy and prayers go to Jean and all others who loved him.
December 17, 2007
Your music has been part of my life for so many years. I will keep you in my prayers and may God keep you in the palm of His hand. Thank you for all that you have shared. God bless your family.
December 17, 2007
Your music has been a part of my life for over thirty years. I used to pick the lock to my brother room so I could listen to your albums. Your music will always live in my heart. May your family take comfort in knowing you touched many.
December 17, 2007
I heard the sad news of Dan's passing online and was immediately brought to tears at the loss of this eloquent songwriter and performer. I have long been a fan, marveling at the simplicity and beauty of his lyrics and the sweet melodies that accompanied them. I especially love the quiet regret he wrote about so movingly in his classic "Same Old Lang Syne".

The legacy he leaves behind in his music will keep him alive forever. My deepest sympathy to his family. May the outpouring of love from his many fans comfort them during this most difficult time.

A fan in New York
December 17, 2007
The world has lost a great soul. As a teenager, I spent so many nights sitting on my bedroom floor, in the dark, listening to his music. Thank you Dan, for all you had given me and all you have given others.

Please know, my prayers are with all of you.
God Bless.
December 17, 2007
Dan Fogelberg's beautiful music has helped sustain and comfort me through periods of sadness and grief in my life. I can only hope that his family can find some solace in this trying time, knowing that he leaves behind a legacy of such love and transcendent healing.
December 17, 2007
I was saddened to learn of Dan's death. He was an important figure in my life for many years and his music inspired me with goodness and grace. The music community will feel the loss for a very long time, but the inspiration Dan gave will live on.
To all of the Fogelberg family and to all Dan's friends: Prayers surround you.
December 17, 2007
Although Dan is gone, his music will live on for generations. I'm a musician in a 80's metal cover band, but one of my favorite all time records is "Netherlands". Its one of the most perfectly recorded albums I've ever heard. The sensitive yet powerful music and lyrics are timeless, yet typical for Fogelberg. Thanks, Dan for the great songs and concerts I enjoyed over the years. You will be missed.
December 17, 2007
Dan made our world a better place. I'm grateful that he shared his talent for words and music with all of us. His "Longer" formed the first blossoming vision of love for me, when I was a twelve-year-old girl, and I thank you, his family and friends, for sharing him with us.
December 17, 2007
Dear Dan's Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your Dan. Thank you for sharing him with us over the years. His music was very powerful. His lyrics and melodies transforming. He gave so many something magical with this gift he shared with the world. His music will last generations.
December 17, 2007
Thank you Dan for all of the great music over the years. My wife and I will always be your fans.

You are the true...Leader of the Band
December 17, 2007
I've been a huge fan since I was young; one of my fist concerts seeing him was his solo acoustic tour at the Sun Dome in Sun City AZ back in the early eighties. I’ll have to say that he influenced my own vocal singing style more than anyone else, and I’ve been involved with organized music for 25 years.
Dan, thank you for all of the memories and helping me to get through all of the melancholy times with your music, you will be missed!
December 17, 2007
We are deeply saddened to have lost the best singer/songwriter ever. Dan touched our lives & souls like no other. I've spent countless hours listening to his music trying to learn his style of acoustic picking. Rest in peace Dan. We love you & we will miss you.
December 17, 2007
Many happy memories were made with Dan's music playing in the background. We are stunned and saddened by his passing. Our thoughts and prayers go with his wife and loved ones.
December 17, 2007
What a sad day! My brothers and sisters were 70's teenagers, listening to your music and as I got into high school in the early 80's your music was still playing on the radio. My two 15 year olds love your music as well. I hope that they continue to let their kids listen to it in the years to come. I hope that you can now sing "Leader of the band" for your father. God bless and we will miss you.
December 17, 2007
Dan is definitely right up there with any singer that ever lived. His songs were so immotional at all times and unforgettable. Now he is with the Lord. He was a blessing to hear.
December 17, 2007
DAN'S MUSIC MENT SO MUCH TO ME AND SO TRUE TO MY LIFE AND TRUELY HE IS SINGING AND PLAYING IN HEAVEN.
December 17, 2007
A beautiful soul has winged his way to heaven! His wonderful song "Longer" was played at my wedding in 1981. That song made my ceremony most memorable! Thanks for the memories, Dan! May God keep you in his loving arms.
December 17, 2007
Wow, so saddened to lose such a wonderful man. His music has inspired my husband and I since 70's...I loved his music and was just listening to him while decorating for Christmas. I had no idea he was ill, our deepest sympathy to his wife and family.
December 17, 2007
REST IN PEACE, DAN FOGELBERG
December 17, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

December 17, 2007
Jean,

You would never be able to read all of the responses if everyone who loved Dan and his music signed this book. I'm sorry for your loss but know we'll miss him dearly too. I never knew him personally but if he was known by the Lord, I'll get to meet him one day and surely you'll have the opportunity to be reunited with him again as well. My prayers are already with you.
December 17, 2007
Dan Fogelberg had a major impact on my life thru my high school and college years. I listened to him daily. His was the music that lifted my soul. I own every album and could probably sing every song by heart. I was lucky enough to see him live on three occasions. I still wear my "Tour '82" concert shirt. I am so grateful for his contribution to my life. I will miss him dearly.
December 17, 2007
I hope that those who knew Dan personally, and those who admired him professionally, will take this opportunity to celebrate an extraordinary life. Thank you, Dan, for sharing your music with us.
December 17, 2007
Thank you for letting me grow up on your music as well as my oldest son. You are singing in the Heavenly choir now. My condolences to the family and may God grant you peace during this time.
December 17, 2007
I'd like to express my sincerest sympathy to Dan's family and friends. Dan, Your talent will be greatly missed. Every time I hear "Leader of the Band" and "Same Auld Lang Syne" it brings back many memories of your father, PCHS and my friends in the Pekin / Peoria area. I had the pleasure of singing "Longer" at my brother's wedding, and the beauty of that song has always stayed with me. Your true talent was in the simplicity and honesty of your work. May God Bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand.
December 17, 2007
I am so shocked and saddened by the news of Mr . Fogelberg's passing . My prayers are with his family . His music touched me from the very beginning as a teenager . So many wonderful songs and memories . Loved seeing him at Blossom Music Center . I have a brother who is a Prostate Cancer Survivor , he is now 57 . Dan's music and life are an inspiration to us all . May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest .
December 17, 2007
My deepest condolences to Dan Fogelberg's family.

Dan, thanks for your legacy of beautiful songs. May you rest in eternal peace.
December 17, 2007
I'm really feeling sad, he was a poet and will be sadly missed by many.
December 17, 2007
I have always loved Dan's music and lyrics. They are so timeless and will live on throughout the generations. My daughter who is 24 is also familiar with many of Dan's songs. What a great legacy you have left for us all. God bless your family - RIP Dan knowing that many of us have loved you through the years and will not forget you.
December 17, 2007
May you rest in Peace Dan. You gave us many memories with your music. Your gentle voice and lyrics will remain in our lives forever. Thankyou and God Bless you.
December 17, 2007
My deepest sympathies to Dan's family.

The first concert I'd ever attended with my husband was a Dan Fogelberg concert at the Warwick Musical Theatre in 1997. What a gorgeous voice and incredible talent!! My husband can't listen to "Leader of the Band" without a tear in his eye. We played this song to his Dad for his 70th birthday and his father welled up with tears.

Dan's music will live on in all the lives he has touched.
December 17, 2007
I was truly saddened when I heard the news of Dan's passing today. A fan since the early 80's his music has touched my heart and my life for many years. Thanks for the memories.
My thoughts and prayers are with Jean and his family. He will be missed.
December 17, 2007
My sincere sympathies to the family of such a wonderful songwriter -- I will always remember his songs in my years of growing up -- and yes the angels will be looking forward to you singing for them --
December 17, 2007
Dan's music has brought so much sweetness to my life. Leader of the Band always made me think of my own father who did not play an instrument, but worked to pay for my own lessons. His recording of If You Ask was my introduction for that song - the only song I requested at my wedding. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of God's newest angel.
December 17, 2007
To one of my favorite singers of all time, this indeed is a sad day for all your fans. We loved your music from the time we were teenagers until now. Your guitar and piano playing inspired a whole new generation of listeners. May God keep Jean in his arms and your whole family in there time of need.
December 17, 2007
Dear Jeanne & family, Sorry to hear of your loss. He is well loved, respected & will be missed by all. I will miss our qt visits to Main. Keep in touch. Our prayers are with you. pmt444@hotmail.com
December 17, 2007
thank you for sssssooooo many wonderful nights! Your in good hands now. PLAY ON!!
December 17, 2007
My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to Dan's Family. His music touched my life in so many ways, happy and sad. I remember driving though the TN Mountains at daybreak, listening to "To the Morning". It was truly a spiritual experience. Shine on Dan, can't wait to sing with you in Heaven.
December 17, 2007
One of the very best--ever! Dan's music is timeless, comforting, and "right on the money." He will be truly missed. Rest in peace, Dan.
December 17, 2007
I have been a DanFan since his first LP Home Free. I have enjoyed various types of music over the years, but never in 36 years have I stopped listening to Dan. I have seen him in concert many times over the years and was never disapointed. Truly a great singer-songwriter-poet-artist-live entertainer. You will truly be missed, and I will continue to carry your music with me. Your musical legacy will forever live on. God blessed us with you and your talents will live “Ever On”.
December 17, 2007
SO SAD, I HOPE YOUR IN HEAVEN SO I CAN HEAR YOUR BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AGAIN SOMEDAY!!!!!

TIMI
December 17, 2007
To Dan's Family and Friends,

My deepest sympathies on the loss of your loved one. May his memory and the music he has left behind comfort you in your grief as it has for so many of us over the past decades.

A truly unique artist who wove lyrical stories of life and love, Dan will be forever loved and missed.
December 17, 2007
oh how we've been blessed! Thank you for sharing your gift with us. As child of a large family you tend to have a wide taste in music and can kick butt in music trivia. In the 80's my older sister introduced me to your music. Since then You've came with me on many road trips. Ironically, last summer your torch was handed down to my 16 year old fell in love with your gift and stole your albums from me. In the age were the whole album experience has been all but vanished for the down load of one song. I am proud to say that my daughters music education started with Dan
December 17, 2007
If there's a Rock'n'Roll heaven...
December 17, 2007
Wow I am stunned. What a terrible loss!
I too grew up listening to Dan, but never managed to make it to a concert, even though I had 7 of his albums.

I’ve been taking my 15 year old daughter to concerts in NYC and it made me think about the music I used to listen to when I was younger. Coincidentally I Googled Dan on Saturday to see if I could treat myself to one of his upcoming concerts, as he used to come around to our area in the summer. To my dismay I learned about his fight with cancer starting in 2004, and the death of a band mate in 2005.

I called a dear friend to inform him of our favorite singers dilemma, and than hopped onto iTunes to listen to his music and to decide what to download as all my old music was captured on vinyl and cassettes. When the phone rang at 8 am this morning, it was that dreaded bad news phone call from my friend to tell me Dan had passed away overnight.

I guess “that” concert I was hoping for will never happen. So I downloaded all 7 of my previously purchased albums and have been listening all morning with a crushing feeling in my heart, I can only imagine the loss that his family is feeling. All my best to them on their journey.

Keep the music alive!!
December 17, 2007
I am truly saddened to learn of Dan's passing. His music is interwoven with many formative childhood memories. It's a treat to associate his masteful music with my personal history. When my wife gave me the news last night - I wept. Then, I played Souvenirs in remembrance. My deepest condolences to the family. You are all in my prayers.
December 17, 2007
his music touch me greatly over the years i will never forget him , my wish was to seem him in concert sorry i didnt rip dan.
December 17, 2007
When I heard about Dan Fogelberg's death, I cried. I did not know Dan, but he knew me....he will live on through his music forever.
December 17, 2007
His beautiful music dances in our hearts forever as poetic art. I was lucky enough to see him live and have passed his music on to my daughter too. God bless all that loved him...
December 17, 2007
Thank God he graced our lives with his beautiful prose. He will never be gone--his music will live on forever. Peace to his family--his fans will keep you in our hearts!
December 17, 2007
Another voice in a heavenly choir. Thank you for sharing your blessings with us.
December 17, 2007
An unbelievable talent. A great entertainer. Dan, you will be missed, but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
December 17, 2007
Dan and his music will be missed by all. I saw him in concert in a little College auditorium with Tim Weisberg. "Longer" was my wedding song. What a voice. Please add my condolenses to his family and friends.
December 17, 2007
My deepest sympathy to the family of Dan. I have always loved his music. Now he will sing with the angels in heaven. Thanks for sharing your talent while you were among us. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
December 17, 2007
Thank you for sharing your gift with us. You touched my life with your beautiful music. Play on now with your new band in Heaven...
December 17, 2007
A true gift to us all. His Christmas CD was a breath of fresh air and captures the essence of the season.
Blessings to the family
December 17, 2007
As Dan's song "In the passage" says, "And In the passage from the cradle to the grave, we are born madly dancing...rushing headlong through the crashing of the waves, we rush on and on without a backwards glance." You have provided the soundtrack for many of my memories since 1980 when I bought your first album. Thank you for your gift of music, and your endless talent. You will always be an inspiration.
December 17, 2007
I grew up in Pekin,Illinois and went to high school where Dan's father was the "Leader of the Band". That song always brings a tear to my eye. It is a classic.
Rest in Peace Dan. Your music will forever live in our hearts.
December 17, 2007
Dan, you will truly be missed - The angels, Im sure, will love to have you sing with them.

ps - thank you for "Netherlands"
December 17, 2007
Thank you for everything, Dan. Your work will live on. I first encountered your music many years ago in high school, and it's always stayed with me. Thanks especially for not only great music, but music I can share with my children as a worthy model of composition, poetry, and heart. We will miss you.
December 17, 2007
Another great musician up in the heavens. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family
December 17, 2007
Heard my first DF song at the young age of 20 in 1976 and have been a "Captured Angel" ever since. May he rest in peace and and his family find comfort in knowing he was such an inspiration to millions.
December 17, 2007
Thanks for the music, Dan. You will be missed.
December 17, 2007
Dan, you were a true artist and an amazing musician and performer. God blessed you with a tremendous gift and you shared that with the world. My simple words are inadequate to express my thoughts and appreciation for your gift to us. May God's grace be with you and your family.
December 17, 2007
I loved your music, mellow & with statements, all thru the 70's & 80's. The words everyone knew, & could 'sing along'. I know you will still continue singing up in heaven. Your melodies will always be remembered. Thank you for sharing yourself with "US" all, and for helping me thru my life in the trying times. Love to your family during this sad time.
December 17, 2007
People who say that perfection is an impossible ideal never heard "Netherlands." Your music will live forever.
December 17, 2007
"I thank you for the music"....

God Speed, Dan Fogelberg.
December 17, 2007
Dan,

Dan,
Thanks for your gift...your music...and all of the wonderful memories! I look forward to seeing you one day at the "big concert" up there! Peace Brother!
December 17, 2007
Dan, you will be greatly missed by a great many people. Your song, "Leader of the Band" was my all time favorite. The message in that song needs to be spread to many people in this country. Rest in Peace.
December 17, 2007
To Dan's family, May you find comfort in your time of sorrow. From a fan in South Carolina.

An Angel's Kiss

We go through life so often,
not stopping to enjoy the day.
And we take each one for granted,
As we travel on our way.

For in your pain and sorrow,
An Angel's Kiss will help you through,
This kiss is very private,
For it is meant for only you.

We never stop to measure,
Anything we just might miss.
But if the wind should blow by softly,
You'll feel an Angel's Kiss.

A kiss that is sent from heaven,
A kiss from up above.
A kiss that is very special,
From someone that you love.

So when, your hearts are heavy,
And filled with tears and pain,
And no one can console you,
Remember once again...

About the ones you grieve for,
Because you sadly miss.
And the gentle breeze you took for granted,
Was just an Angel's Kiss.
Author unknown
December 17, 2007
Dear Jean,
I was so, so sorry to hear about Dan's passing. I grew up listening to his music and I echo the sentiments of previous entries, his music could speak for me when I couldn't find the words. Certain songs of his have always reminded me of specific times in my life. He had a huge impact on the world in such a positive way. My father and I have always been just huge fans and have worn out more than one vinyl album of his. I'm so sorry for your loss.
December 17, 2007
My deepest condolences to Dan's family.I had the pleasure of seeing Dan several times in concert,each and every time touched by his music.
May he rest in peace and be in a place the music never dies...
December 17, 2007
Thank you Dan for filling parts of my life with music. As a trombonist I enjoyed many differant styles and types of music. The leader of the band may have past from this life unto another but he well always be here in memory and song. Our prayers are with your family at this time, I pray that they do not grieve your passing but celebrate your life as you did. Thanks again Dan.
December 17, 2007
Dan will be truly missed. His music was wonderful and truly inspiring. I know everyone must leave this world, but to lose someone as endearing and special is really hard. My thoughts and prayers go to the Fogelberg family and friends. I love you Dan!
December 17, 2007
Dan Fogelberg's passing has silenced another beautiful voice here on earth, which heaven has truly gained. Dan's music has always had a special place in my heart, especially "Leader of the Band". Even though he wrote that song as a tribute to his father, I could always adapt that piece as a tribute to my mother, who passed away about 5 1/2 years ago. My mother was my life, always supportive of me and my brother in all of our endeavors, especially the musical ones which we still carry on to this day. Dan, you will be truly missed by all those whose lives you touched in a very special way through the gift of your music.
December 17, 2007
The world has lost it's trubador.
December 17, 2007
My friends and I learned and played EVERY SONG from Souvenirs. We STILL play them to this day when we pull out the guitars to goof around. Ironically, I played the CD for my daughter and son-in-law this past saturday when they were at our home sharing in the Christmas cookie baking. I was kind of surprised that I still recalled every lyric to every song after 30 some odd years. Your music truly touched us all. May God bring peace to your loved ones. Save a few stools for myself and my buddies. We'll want to play with you when we arrive!
December 17, 2007
To Dan's Wife and his Family,

Dan touched all of our hearts deeply and brought us so much joy through his music and spirit. His memory will always be with us, especially as we listen to his beautiful music. May God bless you all.
December 17, 2007
I'd like to express my sincerest sympathy to all Dan's family and friends. His memory and music will continue to bring joy and peace to many.
December 17, 2007
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR AWESOME CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ART OF MUSIC. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR ALL THE GREAT FORMS OF ART. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOUR FAMILY. IM GONNA MISS YOU DUDE. YOUR MUSIC GOT ME THROUGH ALL THE HARD TIMES I SPENT IN THE MARINE CORPS. GO EASY.
December 17, 2007
We are a refugee Vietnamese group. We arrived here in the mid 70. We are big fan of Mr. Dan Fogelberg. We all love to listend Mr. Dan Fogelberg songs. Especially "Same Old Lang Syne". This is a very special song to us. He wrote such a beautiful lyrics. By this time everybody could listen to this song and bring back a good memory to us. Thanks Mr. Dan Fogelberg for giving us such a beautiful songs. This is a big lost for all people love his musics. May god be with him and rest in peace......
December 17, 2007
I couldn't have made it through my lovesick teens and 20's in the 1970's without him. My very deepest condolences on your loss.

Melissa
December 17, 2007
God Bless Dan's family with peace and comfort as his music comforts us. I heard he wrote some of his music on the banks of the Harpeth River and the Narrows were a place of memories for myself and many growing up. Thanks be to God for his life and music.
December 17, 2007
To Dan's family our thoughts are with you on this very sad day but Dan's presents will always be with you. And the presents of his music will always be with his fans.
Thank you Dan for all you have giving us over the years.
December 17, 2007
Wow. This really stopped me in my tracks. One of my first concerts ever was Dan opening up for the Eagles in Cincy back in '75. I will truly miss him, thankfully, his music lives on. My heart goes out to his family.
December 17, 2007
He will be missed yet remembered by all!! My deepest sympathies!
December 17, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Fogelberg family for their loss. Dan was a wonderful singer who will now be singing for the Lord. Thank you Dan for the wonderful music. May you rest in peace.

Martha Dunn
December 17, 2007
Dan will truely be missed. To all his family and friends Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was a awsome entertainer!!
December 17, 2007
God be with you all. Dan will be sorely missed and what might have been leaves us all diminished. He was one of the best singer/songwriters ever.
December 17, 2007
As a college freshman, I remember hearing "Part of the Plan" on the radio, and I've loved Dan's music ever since. He will be missed, but what a lasting legacy he left.
December 17, 2007
Early morning, late 70's, San Diego... "To the Morning" is on the radio, and I remember thinking the hand of the Divine pouring through the grace of Dan's lyric. Oh, but for just one more song....

Thanks, Dan!
December 17, 2007
30 years ago, while still in high school, my wife introduced me to much of the little known or heard Fogelberg tracks, such as “Morning Sky” and “Illinois”…..I have been Dan Head ever since. ( the Grateful Dead had their Dead Heads!) Prayers to his family and thank you so much for the memories…..
December 17, 2007
Another great music man from my life is gone. My thoughts and prayers are with his family
December 17, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. His music spoke to the heart and he will be sorely missed.
December 17, 2007
Dan has been a mainstream in my life for as long as I can remember. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. Ohhhhh, "Missing You"...
December 17, 2007
We thank you for the music and your stories of the road...You gave to us a gift we never can repay. You are the true Leader of the Band.
December 17, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
December 17, 2007
A real classy act not to be duplicated ever will be missed by all
love to wife and family
December 17, 2007
The music world has lost a giant. His music was something that grounded me, brought me back to earth after any harried experience, including a hard day at work.
My wife and I played "Longer" at our wedding because no other song reflected our feelings for each other.
My "Hearts Hotel" has another empty room in it.
My family send our deepest condolences to his family. We pray that God holds you in His embrace during this time.
December 17, 2007
I received the news this morning that Dan has taken the final journey.

What a profound loss...very sad indeed.

I drove to work this morning listening to "Captured Angel"...and must admit that I had a tear well up in the eyes as it certainly feels like having lost a dear and trusted friend.

Dan was such a part of our lives while growing up.

There is no question that he sure helped me make it through some difficult times and certainly helped us all make sense of this crazy world.

I still remember a friend playing some DF on the guitar. We were probably about six or seven years old.

But you know what they say, legends never die.

He'll always be a part of us...I believe we'll all remember this gentle loving soul who just seemed to bring a little sunshine to our souls.

With Dan up there now, heaven will never be the same!

God bless him and peace be with him...Richard Lambert, North Carolina...Native Vicksburg, MS.
December 17, 2007
I have been a fan of Dan's music for many years. Have been fortunate to see him in concert a few times. I love The Wild Places and was fortunate to see it live. I cannot express the shock and disbelief I felt when I learned he was gone. Much too young for this amazing talent to leave the world. Rest in peace, Dan. Sing on high forever.
December 17, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I first met Dan when I was in grade school. His mother was my substitute music teacher one day and she brought Dan, Marc and Pete in to sing for us. I was totally mesmerized by his talent even at that age and he was only two years older than I. We went to high school together for two years and I continued to be amazed at his talent in acting, drawing and singing. He was truly great. Being from the same background, I was able to identify with his songs in many ways. I understood and shared many of the same feelings and mrmories. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family. I am sure Dan will be a major player in Heaven's Band but he will live on here on earth through the gift of his music.
December 17, 2007
My heartfelt condolences to Dan's wife and Family,and Friends. His music touched many souls, and his style of music was all His Own. He will be missed ,but will never be forgotten.
December 17, 2007
Dans' songs always sent me back and it was a place that I liked to go to!! He will be missed, but will live on his songs. My prayers go out to his family, friends and all that understood and loved him.
December 17, 2007
You will always be the "Leader of My Band." Your songs, "Part of the Plan", "Old Tennessee", "Changing Horses"....many others, resonated with my soul. I will continue to perform your music the rest of my life.
December 17, 2007
Dan, thank you for sharing your God-given talent with us.You will live on in our hearts, you are a legend and truly "the Leader of the Band". Rest in Peace
December 17, 2007
Thank you Dan for everything. You music not only touched my life but the hearts and souls of millions.
December 17, 2007
Dan's song "Longer" was sung at our wedding in 1980. We saw him in concert soon after and have loved his music for so many years. May God bless his family.
December 17, 2007
What a great loss of a great musician! His music was so inspiring. His family and friends will be in my prayers. Rest in Peace Dan!
December 17, 2007
hi he was a shine light to this world and will be great ly missed i miss his sing and his smile face he was a hero to this world in singing and in songs to we love him all the gebhardt family my thoughts and prayers are with the family we love you all god bless you
December 17, 2007
Play in heaven, Dan. I can't wait to hear you along side your inspiration,the Beatles. Never stop playing. Your gift will be tenfold now.
December 17, 2007
A sad loss of a great composer and musician. Dan Fogelberg is one of a kind. I wish his family peace in this trying time.
December 17, 2007
One of the best singer songwriters that ever lived. The world has lost a great person.
December 17, 2007
I knew Dan had been diagnosed with Cancer a few years ago but I was still stunned when my husband told me this morning that Dan had passed away yesterday. I consider myself lucky that I saw Dan in concert many years ago in Worcester, Massachusetts. His music touched my soul. So sad to think this hideous disease robbed us of more of his genius. Thoughts and prayers are with Dan's wife, family, friends and fans.
December 17, 2007
To the family of Dan Fogelberg, Thank you for sharing your loved one with so many others through his music. Dan will be missed immensely. God has called home one of the great ones. America has lost one of its best talents. My prayers are with the Folgelberg family. God will comfort you during this difficult time. Keep your eyes towards heaven, Dan will be looking down, singing and smiling.
December 17, 2007
I loved Dan Fogelberg and his music when I was growing up. Never forget what a great show he put on at the Old Charlotte Coliseum. One of the best concerts I ever attended! You were one of the best Dan. You will be missed and thanks for all the great music!
December 17, 2007
The day the music died for my generation is this day.

Dan Fogelberg is the soundtrack of my life. He inspired me to pick up and learn to play guitar in 1975 and I still have Dan my Fogelberg songbooks. I learned every song.

You're one of the few artist my brother was able to see and he still talks of your show as though it were yesterday.

You bought joy to so many lives. Thank you. Rest easy friend. You were truly a diamond in a sea of sand.

My thoughts and prayers to Dan's family, friends, and fans.
December 17, 2007
Dear family and friends of Dan,
Our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of a wonderful singer/song writer. As fans of horse racing, our favorite was "Run for the Roses". We played it prior to the running of the Kentucky Derby and will continue doing so, in Dan's memory.
December 17, 2007
A sad day for the music community. He will be missed.
December 17, 2007
Much of the soundtrack of my life during my 20's and 30's is Dan Folgelberg music. He will live on through his lyrics and music. Thank you Dan for so much! To his family: I am sorry for your loss.
December 17, 2007
Life sweeps us up into a frenzy, and when we loose one of ours...Dan Fogelberg..the frenzy seems to stop. I reached for your albums hundreds of times, played the songs, loved the music. It never occured to me that your life would end, any of our lives would end. Thank you for the tears, smiles, but mostly your beautiful music.
December 17, 2007
I have really enjoy Dan Fogelberg's music. Longer Than is a song that is so peaceful and beautiful. God bless your family and keep them strong.
December 17, 2007
May God Bless you and keep you.

You will be missed.
December 17, 2007
Such a loss in the music industry. Dan's music was a vital part of my life. My prayers to his family. Now he is singing in heaven without the disease.
December 17, 2007
A Wonderful, sensitive musician, who represents an era when music was soothing and offered inspiration. He will be missed.
December 17, 2007
he played peoria and beyond. the holidays always make me think about dan and his great song “Same Old Lang Syne” . rest easy.
December 17, 2007
My thoughts our with the family. He was truly a talented person. Everytime I hear one of his songs, it takes me back to my high school days and first loves..thanks for the memories
December 17, 2007
My Wife & I have seen Dan many times over the years in the Atlanta Area at Chastain Park. He allways produced a great concert and a romantic night for us. He was our favorite! We will miss you. Rick & Candice.
December 17, 2007
My prayers are with his family. I am a huge fan of him music and am saddened by his loss.
December 17, 2007
The snow in Pittsburgh has turned into rain...
December 17, 2007
My son and I danced to Innocent Age at his wedding. Dan's music is multi-generational and timeless. He will truly be missed.
December 17, 2007
Some of my fondest memories were made through your music Dan. I thank you today for that.
December 17, 2007
Love 'To The Morning' and 'Be Own Your Way' as well as ALL of 'High Country Snows'... His gifts are truly what is eternal. Thanks for so much. Condolences to his family and dear friends. We will miss his magic.
December 17, 2007
An awesome musician who now sings in the heavenly choir...He will be sorely missed. Prayers go with the family
December 17, 2007
You helped me describe my own feelings to myself. I found myself at a loss for words that your lyrics replaced. I watch my DVDs of your concerts whenever I need to straighten out my thoughts. Could I have kept my wits without you...probably, but thank God I did not have to.
December 17, 2007
So saddened to hear of Dan's passing. His music was a big part of my life in the 70s and 80s. I introduced my children to his music. He will be sadly missed. Condolences to his wife, Jane.

Rest in peace.
Judith
December 17, 2007
Dan's music has and will continue to give much joy and happiness to so many. I would imagine he did even more so in his personal relationships. I am sorry for the pain this loss brings his family, friends, and fans. At the same time I feel we were so blessed to have had Dan for the time we did and understand why God wanted this beautiful soul back in his presence.
December 17, 2007
Dear Dan's family,

Simply the best... I admire him for his music and his fight against cancer.

We will miss you Dan. Thank you for all the memories and music you have left us.
December 17, 2007
I cannot express enough sorrow to to learn that Dan passed away yesterday. His music was a gift that brought joy to my heart. My happiest memory of Dan was being able to meet him in person. To you Dan I say! "We run on and on without a backwards glance."
December 17, 2007
Always enjoyed his music. He will be missed!
December 17, 2007
My deepest sympathies to his wife and family. Dan really was a treasure. God Bless!
December 17, 2007
What a tremendous shock to hear the sad news this morning on the way to work...a truly gifted musician whose lyrics and melodies will provide a timeless reminder to me of days and friends gone by. God Bless......
December 17, 2007
the brightest star in the heavens...let it shine
so thankful to have the music that will be forever ours...
jean and loved ones are being lifted in prayer~
Danfan4evr ~kay peoria,az
December 17, 2007
My sincerest heartfelt sympathy to Dan's family and loved ones. I know first hand the tragedy of the loss of a family member who left us far too early and it's not easy. I hope Dan and his friend, my brother, Steve are having a great reunion in Heaven. Hopefully there is a pool table so they can have another match as they did many times at AJ's in Peoria Heights! I loved Dan's music and will miss him. Again, very sorry for the loss. He was a gentle, kind sole.
December 17, 2007
I was very sad to hear of Dan's passing. He was an amazing singer, songwriter and musician. His music took you to another place and time literally. Heaven has a beautiful voice now. God be with the family in this time.
December 17, 2007
I am deeply saddened by this great loss. Dan's music has sustained me through difficult and wonderful times. Seeing him in concert was always an incredible experience. I recently introduced my 5 year old grandson to Dan's music. He has a degenerative nerve disease and music is a huge part of his life. He strums his guitar and sings Part of the Plan with such emotion and I realize that Dan has touched his life too. Peace be with you and thank you for sharing such greatness.
December 17, 2007
"Same Old Lang Syne" to this day makes me have to pull over to the side of the road and listen. No song I have ever heard evokes such emotion and captures a memory of another time. Dan Fogelberg's incredible talents will live forever in his music. The angels have just received a new lead singer/songwriter for their heavenly choir.
December 17, 2007
I am ever grateful for your music and the inspiration I have found in your lyrics. Dan, may your special place on the shore of The River of Souls be one of Peace and Love.
December 17, 2007
My favorite song writer, he was wonderful. He shall be very missed.
December 17, 2007
My condolences to the Fogelberg family, I am so sorry for your loss.

As a fan, just want to say that your music touches people you have never met, and as long as your music plays, you will live on in our hearts.
December 17, 2007
Dan, I am 24 years old - you were the first concert I ever went to when I was 8 years old and I've loved your music before then and ever since. You have always been an inspiration to me and my family. Your words will continue to heal me and carry on your legacy forever. God will watch over you and your family...you will always be The Leader of the Band. I love you.
December 17, 2007
Thank you thank you for your music. It meant the world to me at a time when nothing else was good in my life. My prayers are with you family at this time.
December 17, 2007
Thanks for the great music you made for the world. Very sorry to hear of your passing. You and your family are in our prayers.
Cajun
December 17, 2007
My heart sank this morning with news of his passing. Dan, we were a bright light that graced us for too short a time. Your music will forever touch a precious part of my soul.
December 17, 2007
His music touched so many. To all the people he held dearest my deepest sympathy. Not only will he be remembered for his musical talent he will also be remembered for his strength and courage in battling cancer. He will be missed.
December 17, 2007
I just send my condolences to all of his family, friends, and everyone who knew and loved him. Although as listeners we obviously didn't know him, we feel like we did. He was a true talent who God gifted with the ability to bring happiness and joy to others. Now he is in God's presence with yet more joy. May everyone who knew and loved him be comforted during this difficult time and always. God bless all of you always.

With Deepest Sympathy,
December 17, 2007
I have so many great memories tied to Dan's music. His talent was so powerful without having to hit you over the head with heavy production, or flashy stage shows. His family and friends have my sincere condolences.
December 17, 2007
As a 50 something, the music of Dan Fogelberg will always be with me. No matter how many times I heard "Leader of the Band" it always brought tears to my eyes. Now those tears will have a different meaning.
December 17, 2007
During high school,when faced with difficult moments I chanted words from "Lessons Learned" to get me through. I will always have a very fond spot for Dan Fogelberg. My best wishes and prayers go out to his friends and family.
December 17, 2007
My heart sank a little when I saw the photo of Dan. What a lovely man and what a sad loss. I had hoped that he had beat this terrible disease and was simply enjoying himself and his family. My prayers are with them today. As for Dan himself, what a great addition to the heavenly choir.
December 17, 2007
We lost a legend. Through his music Dan will live forever!!
December 17, 2007
My sincere sympathy to the Fogelberg family. He was a great person as well as singer/performer and will be surely be missed. His fight is over but his spirit will live forever. God bless you.
December 17, 2007
What a loss. My condolences goes to
his family.Simply one of our greatest songwriters. I loved his music it was always a part of my life, His songs are left to the ages.
December 17, 2007
a great musician gone home.
December 17, 2007
His music was part of the fabric that formed mine. I loved his music and it helped me through some tough times. I will miss his presence in the music world - however at the same time - he is still here and will remain with us with each note. I will listen again today and be thankful for the lyrics, the music, and mostly that for a time - he was here with us. He simply had to leave too soon.
December 17, 2007
I was so sad to hear on the radio this morning of Dan's passing. Since he first hit the music scene when I was in high school 30+ years ago, he has been one of my all time favorites. I saw Dan perform at least 3 or 4 times and thoroughly enjoyed every concert.

He was such a talented musician and incredibly gifted writer. I have no doubt that his music will live on forever.

Here's wishing peace to Dan's wife Jean and the rest of his family, friends and countless fans.

Rest in peace, Dan, rest in peace.
December 17, 2007
Dan's songs "Leader of the Band" and "Run for the Roses" were two of my family's favorites. Whenever we get together and sing, they are always on the list. He was way too young. God Bless Dan's family in this difficult time.
December 17, 2007
May God grant Jean and their family the strength they need during this difficult time...

Adios my friend...your music has inspired us and connected our hearts to one another. I will miss it.

Something tells me you're in a better place...free of these earthly binds, your wings clipped no more.
December 17, 2007
To the family of Dan Fogelberg: Dan was with ever high school memory I have. I remember when he lived here in Kingston Springs. What a soul and what a brillant mind and emotions God blessed him with. His music will forever live in my heart. What a wonderful sound Heaven now has with Dan's voice there singing to Jesus. I pray God continues to bless you and comfort you through these times. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
December 17, 2007
I'm sad to hear of the passing of one of our own. You have touched many people with your beautiful voice.
December 17, 2007
What a true loss to the music world! Dan was one of the greatest songwriters, singers, and musicians of our time. He was a welcome voice in the 70's & 80's. I loved him and he will be greatly missed!
December 17, 2007
I have been a fan of Dan's music for many years. I am so saddened to learn of his passing. He brought so much joy to me through his music.

My sincerest sympathy to his wife and family.

Bernadette
December 17, 2007
Dan Fogelberg's music touched our lives in profound ways. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends in the loss of this truly gifted man of music.
December 17, 2007
I am very sorry for the loss of such a great songwriter. "Longer" was sung at my wedding and I will always remember Dan Fogelberg.
December 17, 2007
You had a special way of touching us with your musical story telling. Thank you for sharing that gift with all of us. You are missed...
December 17, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
December 17, 2007
A hushed auditorium, the stage below dark save one spot of light illuminating a man and his guitar and out of the light comes his gift to us, the words, the music, himself. Thank you.
December 17, 2007
May "The Leader of the Band" greet you in heaven with open arms. Thank-you for your beautiful songs, Dan. Your memory will forever be in the hearts of your many fans.
December 17, 2007
Sincere condolences to Jean and the family. May God give you strength and comfort at this time.
December 17, 2007
My heart just breaks for the Fogelberg family at the loss of this much-talented man. The world of music won't be the same. I grieve with the fans and his family.
December 17, 2007
Your music has meant more than I can say. RIP.
December 17, 2007
God bless Jean and Fogelberg family. May we all celebrate Dan's life and pray that God sends His healing grace to you at this time. Dan's voice was an angelic gift we will always cherish.
December 17, 2007
December 17, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 17, 2007
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family. I started listening to Dan in college in the 70's. Homefree was and still is my favorite album. I was lucky enough to see Dan in concert 4 times, and I will cherish those moments when I got to see him perform his beautiful songs. His talent will continue to touch others for many years to come. Thanks for all of the wonderful songs...you will be missed!!!!
December 17, 2007
Fogelberg Family,

Our heart aches for you at this time. We wish we could bring you comfort. May the assurance at Philippians 4:6,7 bring you relief.

Charles & Lauren
December 17, 2007
What a creative songwriter--songs that made me think of things in my own life.

I am very sorry for your loss and hope you find peace that he has found peace and no pain in Heaven.
December 17, 2007
God has added another very talented member to His 'house band'.Dan lives on thru his songs and his many fans will never forget him.
December 17, 2007
My deepest sympathy to Dan's family. He made beautiful music and will be missed by many.
May God's love see you through this trying time.
December 17, 2007
I am heartbroken. I walked down the ailse to "Longer" 27 years ago. My marriage didn't last, but that song and so many of your others are timeless and I will love them forever.

What a sad, sad loss. You will be missed. Thank you for your beautiful music.
December 17, 2007
I was very saddened to hear the news yesterday. I have so many fond memories of listening to Dan Fogelberg's wonderful music and lyrics when I was in highschool and college. I was very lucky to have seen him perform a couple of times. His music will live on in our hearts. He was truly a gifted artist.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
December 17, 2007
"theres a place in the world for a gambler", i suppose theres a place in heaven for someone that could write such great music as well.
December 17, 2007
Thanks for all the music and the good memories.
December 17, 2007
Dan Fogelberg was the only artist I ever camped out to buy tickets for way back in 1975 at Purdue University. His lyrics and music lives on in the lives of people he touched.
December 17, 2007
Your music has touched our hearts and souls in so many ways for so many years. May you rest in peace after your long struggle. Thank you for your lasting gift to the world... your music lives on!
December 17, 2007
JEAN & FAMILY,
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS...
ONE WHO HAS LIVED,
NEVER TRULY DIES,
THEY JUST CROSS A BRIDGE,
TO THEIR FOREVER LIFE..
UNTIL YOU ARE WITH DAN AGAIN,...YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY..
December 17, 2007
You will be missed, however your music will live forever.
December 17, 2007
So sad to hear of the passing of one of the greatest song writers of our time. While the critics may have dismissed Dan, his songs touched the common man like no other. I've enjoyed his music since the very first album and will always count Dan Fogelberg as one of my favotites. And when I hear Auld Lang Syne this Christmas, it will certainly mean a little more to me.

May God give Jean and the family comfort at this time of sorrow and loss.
December 17, 2007
Rest in peace, oh singer of beautiful songs - you've won your run for the roses.
December 17, 2007
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He was a huge influence to acoustic music. I've been playing in church, coffee houses and pubs for over 25 years. We always play one or two of Dan's songs. The last time I saw him live was at Bass Performance Hall in Ft Worth. He still knew how to put on a great show!
December 17, 2007
WOW. What a loss. RIP. Maybe you can learn the angles to sing Same Old Lang Syne....You made this world a happier place. Seen you in concert .One of the best. good luck goodbye. PROOF Doesn't the good die young....GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY. No more pain..
December 17, 2007
Thank you, Mr. Fogelberg, for your wonderful music. I have many happy memories associated with your songs. You will be missed. God bless you.
December 17, 2007
Your beautiful voice and passionate lyrics will be missed. It is so sad to lose such a beautiful man inside and out. Your passing will leave a big void in the lives of everyone.
December 17, 2007
Dan, your music influenced my life in so many wonderful ways. No one writes songs the way you did!
December 17, 2007
Your music was the soundtrack to my college years. My liberal arts friends and I studied it like the wonderful art it is. I will miss your voice; thanks so much for all the joy your music brings.
December 17, 2007
Dan was a wonderful composer and musician. I have followed him for over thirty years and will miss him very much. Today the band is quiet. Rest in peace and all my condolences to his wife and family.
December 17, 2007
Father we entrust our brother Dan to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Dan in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
December 17, 2007
Thank you for your music. What a great man and songwriter. May you rest in peace and co-lead with your father in in leading the big band in heaven.
December 17, 2007
Dan, your music is woven into the circumstances that brought my wife and me together 26 years ago. You have blessed so many...rest now, gentle soul.
December 17, 2007
I loved all of Dan's songs, they bring back lots of good memories and he was a tremendous singer/song writer. He will be greatly missed, but his music will carry on forever. My prayers go out to his family.
December 17, 2007
You will be missed. :(
December 17, 2007
you will be missed.
December 17, 2007
Wishing those left behind, comfort and the warm memories that I know Dan helped create for you as he did for those of us in the world listening to him.
December 17, 2007
Thank you Dan for your wonderful music. I saw you perform live a couple of times and it was totally enchanting. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. You will be missed.
December 17, 2007
Dan,
You were the "Leader of the Band". Thank you for all the pleasure you brought us over the years. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Fogelberg family.
December 17, 2007
Please know that I am so sorry about your loss. I have always loved Dan Fogelberg's music and will miss him tremendously.
December 17, 2007
I LOVE YOU
December 17, 2007
I remember going to his concerts at the Red Herring coffeehouse in Urbana Ill so many years ago - his music always seemed to capture my hearts's cry as a young woman. I was just listening to an old CD of Dan's on Saturday at the bookstore- strange coincidence!
December 17, 2007
Music that tugs the heart last forever.
December 17, 2007
Thank you, Dan, for your gifts to our world, and thank you, family, for sharing him.
Love to all of you.
December 17, 2007
He was a great talent. I loved his music.
December 17, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 17, 2007
So sad to learn of this. I'm listening to the Phoenix album while writing this...such great music and messages. Blessings to you and your family.
December 17, 2007
Dan was my favorite. His music always touched my soul during a time in my life when I especially needed comfort. We lost him much too early. God Bless him. May he rest in peace.
December 17, 2007
My Deepest sympathy for Jean and family. Longer was my wedding song almost 25yrs ago. I enjoyed his music then and even more today. He will be greatly missed
December 17, 2007
MAY THE LORD JESUS BLESS AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.PRAYER WILL KEEP YOU AND STRENGHTEN YOU TO MOVE FORWARD AND BRING YOU PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING PSALM 23.DAN FOGELBERG WILL BE WITH YOU ALL IN SPIRIT AND HEART.GOD BLESS
December 17, 2007
I have loved your music from the very beginning. You will be missed, and I know you are still making beautiful music where you are!
December 17, 2007
His contributions will live on for ever... Prayer's to the family..
December 17, 2007
Mr. Fogelberg was my favorite recording artist in college, and I remain a huge fan of his work. I saw him once in concert, and he was a true showman. I wish for peace and strength for his family.
December 17, 2007
Dearest Jean,

May god bless you and your family at this time. Dan was a wonderful songwriter. I have always loved his music and it has been a big influence on my life. I have been follwing his illness since he announced on his website and have prayed for him. I am truly sorry and i know he will be greatly missed.
Much love and admiration,katherine
December 17, 2007
Seldom do I feel as profound a loss as I feel today upon news of Dan's passing. Dan, your music touched me deeply. Thank you for a life well lived.
December 17, 2007
I'm sorry for you loss. Please know you are in my prayers. He was a wonderful musician.
December 17, 2007
I know you will find comfort in the amazing legacy Dan leaves all of us in his music. My prayers are with you.
December 17, 2007
I spent many nights sitting at my easel channeling wild and beautiful images with the sound of Dan Folgelberg's music dancing in my ears. I will miss his singular voice and style and grace. God bless his family in this time of grief.
December 17, 2007
i am very sorry for your loss
December 17, 2007
What better legacy -- a life well-lived and well-shared. Thanks, Dan, for the part you played in so many lives.
December 17, 2007
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dan's family on your recent loss. My wife and I both have always loved Dan's music. May God bless you all and hold you close to him at this time.

Sincerely,

Mike and Diane Huffman
December 17, 2007
I grew up listening to his music. He was truly a great songwriter. He will be missed. My condolences.
December 17, 2007
Thank you so much for your music and the memories you have left me..
You are truly the LEADER of the BAND!
Susan
December 17, 2007
Dans music has been a big inspiration to me and my family since the late 70's. Some of the first songs I learned to play on the guitar were "longer" and "Leader of the Band". In fact, my brothers played "Longer" at my sisters wedding. Truly a tragic loss. RIP.
December 17, 2007
My heart is broken, he was the best songwriter of my lifetime. I can always find a "Dan Fogelberg" song to go with how I am feeling in my life. I am pleased to say I was blessed to see him twice in concert, those are memories I will keep forever. My heart and prayers go out to his family, friends and fans. "Gone like the Sand and the Foam"
December 17, 2007
Jean, I hope it comforts you to know that Dan brought much joy to millions of fans. He had been missed since he was forced to stop performing.

I've been a fan since I heard Run for the Roses. I cannot even pick a favorite song, I loved them all.

Good in peace Dan.
December 17, 2007
Dan will be missed. His gift of music will leave a "legacy" to those who enjoyed his songs.
December 17, 2007
Thanks for the music, Dan. Your voice will never be silent.
December 17, 2007
My wife and I went to a concert of Dan's in the Waikiki Shell in 1984, and it was a memorable evening! His passing makes the world a bit poorer, but we are all richer for his talent.
December 17, 2007
Gee, I always thought you were older than me. Thanks for "Part of the Plan", which I used to wear out on the jukebox at a little dive in Georgia.
December 17, 2007
God Be With You Dan. You gave us a great gift during your lifetime. I'm sure you're leading a choir of angels now.
December 17, 2007
I will never forget going to see the Souther Hillman Furay band in the 1970's at Wait Chapel(Wake Forest Univ) and seeing the first act, an unknown name Dan Fogleberg. We got there late, so I only saw a few songs but an instant fan was born. What a great songwriter he was!! My thoughts are with his family and friends on this sad day.
December 17, 2007
Godspeed and rest in peace, Dan. We are so sad...the world has lost an incredibly talented man. Thank you for the wonderful music.
December 17, 2007
Thank you for making the world a little brighter and more happier.
December 17, 2007
Although Dan is at rest with his forefathers, his music will live on for generations to come. May you find comfort in knowing that his music touched so many lives.
December 17, 2007
Dan's rendition of 'Since You Asked' was our song at our wedding 23 years ago. His music and spirit has inspired us for so long. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 17, 2007
You leave the earth to sing with Angels...you will be greatly missed.
May the hearts of your loved ones heal quickly and may the memory of you bring smiles and warmth to those who's lives you touched.
December 17, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you. Dan was truly a great musician.
December 17, 2007
Dan's songs touched me deeply at a pivotal time in my life. His memory will live forever through his music.
December 17, 2007
My deepest sympathy to Dan's family, friends and fans. He was a inspirational musician and will be greatly missed.
December 17, 2007
Your words and music have touched the Hearts and Souls of all of us and you will be remembered, forever. You are no Longer a Captured Angel, God has Set you Free...Our thoughts and prayers go with your family and Loved ones.
December 17, 2007
As in you song "Wandering Sheppard wander no more..." you can now rest. I pray that other's who have been touched by your life and music will remember you forever.

My sympathy and prayers go out to your wife and family.
December 17, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
December 17, 2007
Thank you for sharing Dan with us. His music & messages have touched so many in good ways. My sympathy to his family & fans.
December 17, 2007
Dan,
You will never know what an influence your music had over me. Listening to your beatiful voice helped me make it thru my 20's. You will be missed and remembered.
December 17, 2007
A fan since 1978, your music accompanied me during my fondest high school memories, never lost my love for his music and written words, attended a few local concerts, here in TN where I remember reading long ago some of your tunes were recorded. You'll be missed, such a creative man, and always has been so easy on the eyes!
December 17, 2007
Your music was an important part of our lives.. Your legacy will live forever
December 17, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Fogelberg family in the loss of Dan.
December 17, 2007
Loved his music! Remember his gifts and specialness to help you through your grief.
December 17, 2007
Sadness today. Thank you for your gift to us, your wonderful talent. Now, I have to tell my brother-the musician-that you are gone. He will cry and then get out all your albums and all of his sets will include yet another song in tribute to you.
December 17, 2007
Your loss is great at this time, but take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place without pain or suffering. He is still around just not in the physical sense.
December 17, 2007
December 17, 2007
Another great voice is silence. My thoughts & prayers goes out to your family.Thank you for all these years of pleasure your music has brought into my life! I too am 56!
December 17, 2007
Thank you for your music, you will be missed
December 17, 2007
Thank you for gracing our lives, Dan. Sending peace, love and comfort to Jean, Dan's family, and all who loved him.
December 17, 2007
REST IN PEACE, DAN FOGELBERG
December 17, 2007
Thanks for the great songs and memories, Dan. God bless you...
December 17, 2007
My prayer for all of you is that GOD will so graciously send you comfort and care. I also pray that He will send you an army of friends and family to help support you all in your time of need. I will always cherish Dan Foglebergs music. He has and will continue to be an inspiration in my musical journey. GOD speed Dan!
December 17, 2007
Thank you for all your songs; they brought warmth in my heart and fond memories of family and friends. We will miss you.
December 17, 2007
Your music fed my soul for a long time. Just the other day I was driving and heard "Lonely In Love" and blasted it. I hadn't heard that song in so long. It was like coming home. It made me think of you- where you'd been-how your music touched me-when I hear your songs they remind me of my past and where I've been. I was so sorry to learn of your passing. I consider myself a huge fan. Your music will always be a part of my life, but today, the snow surely turned to rain.

Peace be with you.
December 17, 2007
Thank you for your music and for sharing it with us. I will always love "Same Auld Lang Syne."
December 17, 2007
Your songs, your words carried me through some difficult times, and I thank you.
December 17, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 17, 2007
A very talented and unique performer. One of a kind. You will be missed. You may be in a better place, but your music will certainly live on forever. Thanks for the great memories!
December 17, 2007
I was deepley saddened early today to hear of this loss to music and humanity. Through his music, Dan Fogelberg poured out his heart for us all to witness. To men everywhere....let this loss spur you to get tested. Caught early, this is a survivable disease. In Dan's memory, get your test scheduled right away. One more death from this is too many. RIP to the Leader of the Band. You now lead the angels on high.
December 17, 2007
I am so glad I got to experience the music of Dan Fogelberg in concert on three occasions. His music touched my heart and soul. I played it when I was in a blue mood, or felt like being uplifted during the times in my life. I even had his song "Longer" played at my wedding. It was a joy to have him on this earth, but the time was all too short. GOD bless his dear wife Jean at this time. I thank you for sharing your husband with the world. HE will be deeply missed by all. I'm so glad his music will be with us for a long time to come. Good-bye Dan. You're songs will live on.
December 17, 2007
As a young adult at the time, I grew up being inspired by his songs, lyrics and melodies. Like Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and Bob Dylan, his contribution to music was epic. I believed that as a mam of "peace", his message resonated with all those open to accepting it.

I hope that in the after-life, Dan will continue to sing and inspire.
December 17, 2007
Truly a great musician and he has left behind a legacy for other music lovers to emulate.
December 17, 2007
Condolences to the family of Dan Fogelberg. His music has been "a toast to innocence" and has allowed many to revisit fond memories as well as bond many relationships with the simplicity of the message in his music.
December 17, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
December 17, 2007
Sorry to hear of your passing. I think Longer was the most beautiful song ever written
December 17, 2007
December 17, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 17, 2007
Thank you for the music.

Thank you for your kindness.

Rest well Dan. Say hi to JD for me.
December 17, 2007
Dan:
You left this earth much too soon, but I thank you for touching our hearts with your beautiful music. "Longer" will forever be a personal favorite of mine, and I will always be grateful for it and for you.

My sincere condolences to the family, friends and fans of Dan. We were fortunate to have had such a special person and talented artist in our midst.

Peace to one and all...
December 17, 2007
He was such a beautiful, and talented person. This is a terrible tragedy and such a cruel punch to people everywhere. Mr. Fogelberg, I believe that you are in a beautiful place and I truly believe that you still make beautiful music for our loved ones waiting for us up above. RIP.
December 17, 2007
Your music will always live...
December 17, 2007
The music industry lost a genius today. Rest in Peace.
December 17, 2007
Dan Fogelberg's music and lyrics are timeless. His lyrics touched the hearts of everyone. There was always the perfect Fogelberg song for every feeling. He will be so missed. God bless the Fogelberg family.
December 17, 2007
God bless you Jean and family. He left his fans a lifetime of memories and moments I could NEVER repay. From 1972 on, he's helped me have some very beautiful moments with the opposite sex when I was but a young teen, he spoke for me. But, I being a musician/songwriter, it went MUCH deeper than that. Best voice,most beautiful,I've ever heard. And his gift of playing ANY instrument? One in a Billion when combined. God how I love Home Free and Souvineers. He will be sorely,sorely mised, and was loved by millions. RIP and God Bless.He'll be singing in God's choir tonight.
December 17, 2007
Thank you Dan for all the great music and memories. Your music will always be part of our life. You will be missed.
December 17, 2007
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Dan. He was really one of my favorites. I lost my dad at a young age to cancer too and it really hits home for me. It is hard to understand I am sure, but may the Lord be with you in this time of grief and give you strength to remember the wonderful times and hold you and your family in His hand.
December 17, 2007
Thank you for such wonderful, heartfelt music.
December 17, 2007
My sincere prayers go out to the Fogelberg family during such a devastating loss. Dan is a tallent that can't be replaced. He has written and sang some of the most beautiful melodies that have ever been written. I played "Longer" as a finale during a dear friend's wedding in 1995, ad still get compliments to this day. I always say that I couldn't have sung it if Fogelberg didn't write it.
"Another Aud Lang Syne" is another masterpiece that can alwas take you to a younger day that you forgot you had. There is never a time I don't get a little misty when I hear it. "Leader of the Band" is another that touches me with thoughts of my grandfather. No one in this day and age writes songs that can touch people. Thanks to Dan, there are still songs in the world that still can. Again, my prayers are with you all, and I will be one to pass on the music to my children, just as I was blessed enough to have discovered his "velvet hand" in mine.
December 17, 2007
You will be sadly missed Danny by all who knew you personally including myself. You have gone to be with your dear father. Your music is your legacy. A piece of my heart goes with you. Prayers to your family Marc,Pete, your Mom and Jean. God Bless You all. Beth Ann Lee- Dearing formerly from Peoria..now in Elizabethtown, Ky. RIP
December 17, 2007
Dan, you certainly left your mark on this world with your beautiful words and music. We will always remember your unbelievable talent and your kind heart. May you rest in peace.
December 17, 2007
you'll be missed...
December 17, 2007
I love your songs Dan Rest in peace..I will always cherish your music GM
December 17, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 17, 2007
You've got to just follow your heart and do your best work," he said. "For better or worse, I have followed my heart. There is no doubt in my mind or heart that everything I've done is exactly what I intended to do."

Thank you for those words
December 17, 2007
the world lost a beautiful voice yesterday. we are lucky to have such a wonderful collection of songs to remember him by. just hours before his passing, i was listening to "auld lang zyne". so sad knowing we will never hear that sweet voice again....thanks for all the wonderful songs dan...may you rest in peace.
December 17, 2007
"I have these moments all steady and strong; I'm feeling so holy and humble. The next thing I know I'm all worried and weak; I feel myself starting to crumble ..." That song, "Part of the Plan", got me through some very dark moments in the '70s. I started looking in my apartment for the camera Dan must have planted as it was me he was singing about, my pain, yet was also the ray of hope I wanted to hear.

I am truly saddened at Dan's passing and wish to send his wife and family my deepest sympathies. He was the consummate songwriter, elegant performer, brave human being. Go with God, Dan. His choir just got that much better.
December 17, 2007
So very sorry to hear this sad news. I graduated from Woodruff High School in the early 70's. My olders sisters were there at the same time as Dan, so I learned alot about him from them. I followed his career and loved his music and soft, serene voice. What a wonderful Legacy he has left us. He will be missed by all, no doubt, but his music will live on and on in our hearts and souls forever. God Bless You Dan. Now you will sing with the Angels.
December 17, 2007
You'll never know how your songs impacted my life. I just lost my father on Tuesday the 11th. May God hold you in his tender care. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies go out to your family.
December 17, 2007
What joy your music brought to so many people. God blessed you with great talent and you repaid Him by developing your gift and sharing it with the world to live on forever. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You Dan, for the music. I pray you will continue sharing your gift of music in the new life you now have.
December 17, 2007
I WAS SO SAD TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF DAN. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. HE WAS THE BEST. MY VERY FAVORITE SINGER. I LOVE YOU DAN. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO JEAN AND THE FAMILY OF DAN. MISS AND LOVE YOU DAN.
December 17, 2007
It was funny, the cartoon in Bloom County, where Opus the penguin called you Dan Fogelburp. I liked the song "Gambler". Good tune.

Tell Elvis I said hello.
December 17, 2007
December 17, 2007
Thank You for all your wonderful music you will missed .....
December 17, 2007
Sorry for your loss, and what a terrible loss for the music community.
December 17, 2007
I will miss you. You were a part of my formative years. I am a prostate cancer survivor. Wish you would have survived also.
See you up above,
David
December 17, 2007
you will be sorely missed
December 17, 2007
We will miss you Dan, your songs will be with us, in our hearts forever. Anyone who doesn't have love in their life needs to listen to Dan's songs to feel the power of love. When you believe you will never be loved, Dan's songs give you hope that you will.
December 17, 2007
Dan's music has been a source of great enjoyment to me. I'm sure the music world will miss him greatly.
December 17, 2007
Rest in Peace.
December 17, 2007
Dan provided a personal symphony to the best years of my life. As a listener to KBCO in Boulder Colorado, I am certain that there are a great many of us that will miss his talents. He left us with some of the best music of the era.
My best wishes to his family and friends.

Sincerely,
December 17, 2007
my sympathy to the family. beautiful beautiful music. he was a true artist. rest in peace. your music lives forever.
December 17, 2007
Been a Huge Fan for Years, Sadly Missed, Elliott
December 17, 2007
Dan,

More than 20 years ago, I was living away from home and hand-wrote your lyrics to The Leader of The Band and sent it and a 45 to my father at his work address. We lived in different states and I wanted him to open this letter, away from the home address' prying eyes.

My Dad was my idol. Your lyrics exemplified my feelings.

Four years ago, after he died at 88, my Mother went through his posessions and found the letter he had saved. She lovingly returned it to me. she found it stashed in an infrequently-used drawer in his dresser.

I watched you sing this song tonight on You Tube -- an airing from 2004. You were just as magical as always.

We love you, Dan. Thanks for making us FEEL so many things. I hope your journey is beautiful, and that we all get to meet up again soon.
December 17, 2007
Dan was a very big inspiration to me..I am gravely taken back by the news of his passing..As a songwriter myself I learned how to write by listening to his n
music and pulling it apart in my headphones so I too could become a multi track recording writer..The world has lost a major talent today but we have a library of songs and ideas of his to reflect on and continue to learn from leading us ever onward to a life of loving and careing for our earth and one another and to love as he loved..Luv you Dan and always will you will continue to live in my heart as long as I live.
December 17, 2007
Jean & family,

May his memory be eternal!

His spirit and memory will live on in his music and your memories.

May time heal your hearts of the pain of losing Dan.
December 17, 2007
Dan,
I'm grieving at your passing; since the moment i started playing guitar in 1976 at the age of 18, i've always thought of you as my older brother in spirit, a personal friend and guide to humanity and peace. Netherlands opened my eyes in such a grand way, i thank you for sharing your beautiful songs and feelings with us; i know it inspired me to grow in the most spiritual manner.
December 17, 2007
The leader of the band has gone Home. I grew up listening to Dan Fogelberg. He was a great poet and minstrel. He will be greatly missed.
December 17, 2007
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dan Fogelberg. His poetic voice and lyricism touched so many. I still get goosebumps whenever I hear Leader of the Band.
He is now with God and has left the world a truly better place.
December 17, 2007
Such a wonderful talent, leaving behind a great legacy of songwriting and music. My condolences to his wife and family. He will be missed.
December 17, 2007
You will always be the leader of the music that touched our hearts.
Rest in peace. We will miss you.
December 17, 2007
Rest In Peace Dan
December 17, 2007
Cheerio My good man!
December 17, 2007
God bless such a beautiful soul whose music touched and moved other's souls.
December 17, 2007
Dan Fogelberg's music is intimately associated with my emotional awakening during university days. I will still pause whatever I am doing when I hear one of his songs, listening to it like an old friend, too long absent, speaking of kinder days.
December 17, 2007
Dan,

Your music inspired me in my youth through to this day; may God bless the return of his angel.

To the Fogelberg Family,

We all know the length of time on this Earth are not what makes the man, but instead, our remembrances are from his words and deeds. Of Dan, he truly will be remembered for both.

My sentiments to your family for your loss and Heaven's gain.
December 17, 2007
You will always be remembered. Your music is a gift to us all. Thank you Dan.
December 17, 2007
my sympathy goes out to his family and i will always remember that song same old lang syne during my christmas it make me cry every time i hear it. in a good way.
December 17, 2007
December 17, 2007
Rest in Peace Dan.
December 17, 2007
I am so saddened by his death. His music touched so many, and for me in particular, his Same Old Lang Syne was my favorite. His is a life taken much too young. My sympathies to his family. Please know that he will be fondly remembered for generations to come.
December 17, 2007
After visiting Dan's website, I had forgotten how many great songs were in his collection. This is stuff I remember hearing on the radio growing up. He was a good songwriter.
December 17, 2007
We lost a man that could touch your heart with his words. I heard one on his songs on the radio this afternoon and came home to ck his website hoping to see a list of tour dates. It broke my heart to see instead that he had passed on to a greater place. My prayers are with his family at this time. And want to thank them for sharing Dan with us.
Dan often said in song what we felt and could not say. Thanks Dan for all the good songs
December 17, 2007
May Auld acquaintance with this talent never be forgot! We will miss you and your perennial tear jerker. I thank you for laying the foundation that love, true love is never forgotten, and they are only a happenstance away! Just take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
December 17, 2007
I listened to your music as a girl of 18. As a woman of 48, I say you left too soon. Be with God, and be at peace. Bless you.
December 17, 2007
Gonna be missed ......
December 17, 2007
My sympathy goes out to Dan and his family members. You all are in my prayers
December 17, 2007
To Dan's Friends and Family:

I could fill a book with the memories and feelings associated with Dan's music. I cannot find the words to express what his music meant to me or the depth of my sadness at his passing.

I simply wish to send you folks my deepest condolences and most sincere prayers.
December 17, 2007
You were my first concert at the LA Forum when I was 12 and I saw you live several other times throughout the years. Thanks for your many beautiful songs, I often try to play them on the piano (never as good as you, though)! Your music is a big part of the soundtrack of my life...thank you. You will be missed.
December 17, 2007
I am saddened to hear about the passing of one of soft rocks best. His mello voice and guitar acoustics where things that really struck me when listening to his music. His lyrics were very creative and meaningful. My favorite songs will always be "Longer" and "Leader of the Band".
December 17, 2007
Dan: As a music teacher who fell in love with you simple melodies and heartfelt stories, I will miss you. Every time I hear the Washington Post March, I will think of you!
December 17, 2007
Dan was an amazing, insightful artist. His songs are still emblazoned in my mind after all these years. My friend and I sang "Longer Than" as a duet at our high-school music concert in Bozeman, Montana in the early eighties. It was a great song with beautiful harmony. We were inspired by Dan Fogelsong! I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to his wife, Jean.
December 17, 2007
Live in love, die in love, we are always in love.
December 17, 2007
I was the youngest of 6 children - and all my sisters (4) and my older brother enjoyed listening to your music. So inevitably, I too became a big fan. Your songs bring back vivid memories of growing up in Colorado back in the 70’s and 80’s. Thank you for the wonderful music! May god rest your soul.
December 17, 2007
To the Family of Dan, He has come "Full Circle" . May peace be with you and your loved ones.
December 17, 2007
thanks for all the wonderful music
December 17, 2007
To Dan's wife - His memory will remain in his music and your heart. His songs have touched my heart in ways no other artist has. Power of Gold reminded me of my father and the reason for his early death due to alcoholism. Since You Asked is one of the great love songs. His album, Twin Sons of Different Mothers is one of my all time favorites. Thank you for sharing him with us and I wish you peace during this very difficult time. Take solace in knowing his suffering has ended, at last.
December 17, 2007
Dan,

You have always been a great inspiration to me. Your music brought many years of enjoyment and I will miss you from the depths of my soul. May God Bless you in Heaven.
December 17, 2007
Dan was an a gifted wonderful song writer! I have fond memories of his concert in Phoenix in 1985. He will be truly missed!
December 17, 2007
Mr. Fogelberg's music was a staple on the stations that I frequented in Chicago during the 70's and the early 80's. In his very early career, he often did gigs that a close friend of mine would co-ordinate,and I once met Mr. Fogleberg during one of these shows. I now run two Radio Stations here in Rawlins, Wyoming, and who knows what may or may not have come from the mere twenty or so minutes that I spent chatting with him those many years ago. I will dedicate the entire Morning show to this Peoria native Monday, December 17th, playing as many of his songs as time allows. Be at peace, sir, and may God bless you and yours.
December 17, 2007
Thanks for the memories !
December 16, 2007
A piece of my life has now died. The centerpiece of the "soundtrack" to my life has died. There are others but they are not in the same center circle as others. You take for granted, always counted on and never stop to think twice what will always be there for the rest of your life is now no longer there. Shocking. Grossly unfair. Heartbreaking. Not fathomable. Emptiness. This is a very sad for all of us and for a man and his family who truly stuck to his convctions and never sold out. He walked the walked, talked the talked. You leave us a volumous body of work that will live for eternity for all to experience for generations. May the "Captured Angels" lookout over you and your soul. God bless you, and thank you you!!!
December 16, 2007
Dan Fogelberg was one of the best singer/songwriters of his generation; I truly enjoy his music. My condolences to his family.
December 16, 2007
A piece of my life has now died. The centerpiece of the "soundtrack" to my life has died. There are others but that they ain't in the center circle. You take for granted, always counted on and never stop to think twice what will always be there for the rest of your life is now no longer there. Shocking. Grossly unfair. Heartbreaking. Not fathomable. Emptiness. This is a very sad for all of us and for a man and his family who truly stuck to his convctions and never sold out. He walked the walked, talked the talked. You leave us a volumous body of work that will live for eternity for all to experience for generations. May the "Captured Angels" lookout over you and your soul. God bless you, and thank you you!!!
December 16, 2007
Dan,
Thank you for all the wondeful years of music. God gave you a wonderful gift to share with others. Your wife and family will be in our prayers. Love Jim & Sharon.

Fans forever
December 16, 2007
Your great talent,,, the memories of the incredible music and lyrics you have given this world will endure lifetimes... a gift.... Thank you Dan...

Bob
December 16, 2007
We will remeber you always....Thanks
December 16, 2007
I was surprised and saddened to hear of Dan's passing.
His songs "Same Old Lang Syne" and "Hard to Say" will live with me forever, imprinting places and faces that I revisit every time I hear them.
December 16, 2007
Dan's music helped us through tough nights at college in the early 70's. We will miss his concerts in Phoenix but will never forget his beautiful lyrics....Leona
December 16, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 16, 2007
Farewell and rest in peace Dan! You'll be greatly missed! I grew up with your music and great lyrics. I even learned to play some of your songs on my guitar. You were taken way too soon from this earth, but your great music will live on in our lives and hearts!
December 16, 2007
i have been in love with Dan since his first record came out im in shock of his passing he died way way to early may HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL!!!
December 16, 2007
I am sure Dan is in heaven. The "Leader of the Band" Deserves it. A valant struggle. Deepest sympathy to his family. He will be missed! His music will live on.
December 16, 2007
I'm so sad to read about Dan's death. I fondly remember attending several concerts including one in Knoxville TN and one in Atlanta, GA at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, where I cried as I listened to him sing on stage. It was a happy cry, he was so wonderful as a performer and I absolutely adored his music. I am so grateful that I was one of his many fans. He will be missed greatly.
December 16, 2007
My condolences to his family - they say "only the good die young"

Godspeed!
December 16, 2007
My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family of Dan Fogelberg. He was a great person and singer. His songs has touched my life so many different times. He will be missed.
December 16, 2007
I can't even begin to say how sad I am, Dan Fogelberg was a great artist. His songs were inspiring. I will always remember him because I picked one of his classic songs for my wedding. Thank you Dan. You will be missed. My sympathy goes to his family and friends, but know he was loved by many.
December 16, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 16, 2007
you will never be forgotten.we will always cherish the memories
December 16, 2007
Thanks for all the wonderful music!
God Speed! And may God Bless your family with Love and understanding.
December 16, 2007
I'm so so sorry. I have loved this man's music for 34 years. He has had such an impact on my life. It won't be the same without him. My heart goes out to his family. I will miss him so very much.
December 16, 2007
dan was a singer,songwriter and a great musician--he touched many lives--he will always be one of the great artist in music history--i feel that i have lost a close friend even though i never met him--my thoughts and prayers are with dan's family and friends and his countless fans of which i am one
December 16, 2007
You will be missed tremendously
December 16, 2007
Thank you for your music and songs MR.Fogelberg.
December 16, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Fogelberg's death. I loved his music, especially "Same Auld Lang Syne" and "Leader of the Band". He will live on through his music.
Surely he is one of God's newest angels.
December 16, 2007
I have so many memories through Dan's music. His music has touched us all. Rest in peace!
December 16, 2007
Dan's music will live forever. It's unfair that he was taken before he could complete his legacy. A death that will move souls. God bless him.
December 16, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 16, 2007
LOVE
December 16, 2007
Growing up, my parents played Dan Fogelberg all the time. As I have grown older, I too have grown to appreciate and love his music as well. He was a great man who will be missed and remembered. His music had a way of touching the soul with his lovely and poetic lyrics. Rest in peace!
December 16, 2007
Please accept my most sincere sympathy. The world lost a legend in music.
December 16, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

December 16, 2007
December 16, 2007
I can't begin to tell you how surprised and shocked I was to learn of Dan's passing. He was one of my favorite performers. His songs struck a chord in my heart and I will always remember him whenever I hear them. The music world has lost a great talent. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
December 16, 2007
Dan Fogelberg You have left us too
Soon. Thank you for the gifts of your music and may God Bless You.
December 16, 2007
Thanks for sharing your gift. You have a wondeful legacy left in your words and music.
December 16, 2007
I'm going to miss that voice!!! God bless all of you.
December 16, 2007
Dan Fogelberg was simply the best, perhaps one of the most talented musicians of our time. He will continue to live on in our hearts through his music. He will be sorely missed. It is truly the passing of an era
December 16, 2007
I send my deepest sympathy. May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
December 16, 2007
I never Met Dan Fogelberg, but his passing leaves a pain in my heart. I grew up listening to his music and by that I could sense he was an outstanding human being. Rest in peace Dan, thanks for the music.
December 16, 2007
You will be missed by all those who love the gift of music. I will be listening to your old albums for the rest of the week----those were some really happy times for me--and I am reminded of those good times every time I hear your voice..goodbye and I hope to see you on the other side
December 16, 2007
What a sad day this is...to lose a such a wonderful artist and man. He touched my life in so many ways. Thank you Dan Fogelberg. My prayers and best wishes go out to his wife and friends.
December 16, 2007
I fell in love w/ Dan's music so long ago and am very sad to hear he died. Thanks for the wonderful music...
December 16, 2007
The snow was falling Christmas Eve.....Love ya man!
December 16, 2007
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Dan Fogelberg! His music definately defines the various eras in which he was most popular!
I couldn't even begin to pick a favorite song,they are all good!
Rest in peace Dan, your music and your memory live on in the hearts of millions that you touched with your poignant lyrics-including mine!
God Bless your family~a fan from Minnesota~
December 16, 2007
With deepest sympathy. His music will live on forever. He will be missed.
December 16, 2007
THANK YOU, LEADER OF THE BAND!
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