Monday, December 17, 2007

Dan Fogelberg

...was a singer-songwriter who won critical acclaim in the 1970s for "Part of the Plan," "The Power of Gold," "The Language of Love," and "Lonely in Love," among other hits. His folk-influenced-soft-rock sound was a popular genre in that decade, especially for those who were waiting for disco to just go away. In 2004 he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Aggressive treatment bought him time, and he never gave up hope. But time ran out early yesterday morning, when he passed away at his home in Maine. His devoted wife Jean was at his side. He was 56.

Fogelberg's 1981 recording, "Same Old Lang Syne," was based on a real-life chance meeting with a former sweetheart. At the time, it had a similar effect on yours truly.

For what it's worth.

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