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RIP Dan Fogelberg
Old 18th December 2007
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He died from "old age"

Sorry, no such thing. Maybe he died of heart disease, or a stroke, or respiratory failure; the risk of any of which(the most common ways to die, btw) are greatly increased by smoking. He lived a nice long life and there is no reason to lament that, but puleez. "old age"...
Old 18th December 2007
  #32
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"There's still a lot of things you'll never know
Like why each time the sky begins to snow... you cry"


He's probably the only male vocalist who could raise the hair on the back of my neck... and bring a tear to my eye...

Brilliant musician and performer... was channel surfing recently, and tripped over him on PBS "Austin City Limits"... spent the next hour transfixed, and transported... back to my youth...

There's a tear there now...
Old 18th December 2007
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TYY...



Sorry, if that hit a nerve with you.
When it's your time to die, you will...
That's a fact.

That may be true, but I'm going to do everything in my power to prolong that day. You know, like not stepping in front of trains, shooting heroin in my toes and smoking anything.
One thought: I think they'll announce that the cure for cancer has been found the same day that the government has found a way to pay for all the social security and medicare benefits for all the thousands, if not millions of people that would go on living another 20-30 years with a cure. Call me crazy, but I don't think it's entirely out of the question that our own system really doesn't want us to live that long.

Perhaps the single greatest quality of music is that it can live on and be experienced long after it's creator has passed on. RIP
Old 18th December 2007
  #34
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I don't know whether Dan Fogelberg smoked or not but I too, have seen smokers live long and non-smokers die early.

I too mourn his passing and wish for healing for his family.

... only from my heart.... no chips and no shoulders ....

Some posts on these topics are clearly from a very youthful perspective, and that's OK.
Old 18th December 2007
  #35
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Fogelberg was pure genius.
Great tunes. Meaningful lyrics. Great guitar playing.

Agreed with previous posts about Souvineers ....... Netherlands .... etc. GREAT records.
Old 18th December 2007
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From Dan's website:

In May of 2004, Dan was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.


A personal letter from D.F.

I cannot adequately express my gratitude to all of the thousands of wonderful people who have sent such incredibly moving and supportive e-mails via the Living Legacy web site. It is truly overwhelming and humbling to realize how many lives my music has touched so deeply all these years. Each one of you who have taken the time and effort to reach out to Jean and I have helped immeasurably to uplift our spirits and keep us looking strongly forward during some very rough moments. I thank you from the very depths of my heart.

I currently have no plans to return to the concert stage or the recording studio in the foreseeable future, but who knows? At least for now, I prefer to keep my options open.

Again my deepest thanks and love to all,

Dan


Now for the sermon.

To each and every man....

I cannot encourage you strongly enough to get a DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) and a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test EVERY YEAR.

The medical community suggests this for men over 50, but men with a family history of prostate cancer should start getting tested at age 40.

The PSA test is a simple blood test...it only takes a minute or two. The DRE, okay, every man squirms at the thought of this exam, but hey, it too takes only a minute or two, and IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.

Prostate cancer can be very slow growing or very aggressive, but detected early while it is still confined to the prostate gland, it can usually be treated and cured successfully.

Once it spreads beyond the prostate it is called Advanced Prostate Cancer (PCa). At this point it becomes imminently more life threatening and harder to treat. Do yourself and your loved ones a huge favor and GET CHECKED REGULARLY. I promise you, you DON’T want to go through what I’m going through if you can avoid it.

Education and awareness are key, I urge you to follow the link below to the Prostate Cancer Foundation web site and read up on how best to protect yourself and reduce your likelihood of contracting this terrible disease.


Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Symptoms, Prostrate Cancer - Prostate Cancer Foundation


Old 18th December 2007
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To get things back on topic -

Fogelberg was pure genius.
Great tunes. Meaningful lyrics. Great guitar playing.

Agreed with previous posts about Souvineers ....... Netherlands .... etc. GREAT records.
Old 18th December 2007
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Agreed, he was a great musician.

He also felt that it was very important for every man to be checked out for potential prostate cancer.

RIP, Dan...

Old 18th December 2007
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Old 18th December 2007
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Old 18th December 2007
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Thank You!!!!!
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Old 19th December 2007
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My dad will be really upset. I heard Dan Fogelberg at a very early age because of him, he's always been very into Fogelberg. I've known the words to "Leader Of The Band" since I was 5. I can't even remember the name of my first dog, but I can hum the intro to Netherlands or sing "Old Lang Syne"! I've always admired his songwriting; to me he is one of the prime examples of American songwriters. RIP.
Old 19th December 2007
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Old 20th December 2007
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Very sad.

I bought a couple of his albums in the 70s, loved "Netherlands". I've been listening to it on repeat the last couple of days and been flooded with old memories, good and bad.

Wonderful stuff.
Old 13th May 2020
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Great voice, which some reports say declined significantly later in life. In an interview I read with him later in life he said something to the effect of "people ask me to sing songs from the 70s, those high notes are way out of reach now. [but] When I stopped smoking I started to get [some of] my high range back." his life his choices. For all the people who AREN"T going to be famous and immortal: Ongoing researching indicates risk for FATAL prostate cancer significantly higher for smokers. the study cited below indicates risk roughly doubles( If I understand "risk ratio".) Frank Zappa also was a smoker. Your body is the only essential piece of music gear you have.

"The Health Professionals Foliow-Up Study found that men who had smoked 15 or more pack-years of cigarettes within the preceding 10 years were at a higher risk of distant metastatic prostate cancer (RR = 1.81; 95 percent CI: 1.05, 3.11) and fatal prostate cancer (RR = 2.06; 95 percent CI: 1.08, 3.90) relative to nonsmokers (34). This study also found a significant dose- response relation between smoking over the prior 10 years and distant metastatic and fatal prostate cancer "

Giovannucci E, Ritnm E, Ascherio A, et al. Smoking and risk
of total and fatal prostate cancer in United States health pro-
fessionals. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 1999;8:277-82.
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