Dan Fogelberg 1951-2007

One of the kings of soft rock passed earlier this week, Dan Fogelberg.

He’s one of the more brilliant songwriters who knew that doing a holiday song would keep them in folks’ minds for decades to come. His “Same Old Lang Syne,” shown above in concert footage, is that song. Despite a preference for harder sounds, it’s always been one of my favorites. And while Fogelberg is known for his ballads and love songs and quieter tunes, I might also direct you to the title track of his “Phoenix” album, quite a rocker.

His last three years in this world were spent promoting prostate cancer awareness, the beast that took him. Wake up call, men, get tested, especially if you want to be around ‘longer.’ Dan was only 56. And he’ll be missed.

About Glenn Walker

Glenn Walker is a professional writer, and editor-in-chief and contributing writer at Biff Bam Pop!. A blogger, podcaster, and reviewer of pop culture in all its forms, he's done stints in radio, journalism and video retail. Ask him anything about movies, television, music, or especially comics or French fries, and you’ll be hard pressed to stump him or shut him up.

Posted on December 19, 2007, in christmas, dan fogelberg, music, obit, phoenix, same old lang syne, soft rock. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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