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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.