Saturday, September 05, 2009

Dan Fogelberg - 'Missing You'

Like a lot of kids, I grew up listening to my parents' music collection. Early on, I developed a fondness for a lot of artists from before my era.

One of the favorites in our household was always Dan Fogelberg, the Illinois singer/songwriter who had success in the late '70s and early '80s with poignant, introspective hits such as "Old Lang Syne," "Longer," and "Leader of the Band."

One of my personal favorites from Fogelberg is "Missing You" - an uptempo jam with a rock groove not often heard in his bigger singles. Fogelberg, a talented multi-instrumentalist, was able to show off his guitar chops well with this track.

Dan Fogelberg passed away from cancer in late 2007, but left behind a legacy of classic songs few artists ever achieve.

Dan Fogelberg - "Missing You" (as performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, 1987)

*postscript: I had originally intended to write about Fogelberg following the sad news of his death. Instead, I am writing this as a 'Happy Birthday' to my mother, who first introduced me to his music. Thanks, Mom.

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Anonymous said...

Dan was/is/will always be-my favorite artist..A new CD called Love In Time will be released Sept 22, 2009-a collection of songs Dan worked on while he battled cancer...some new songs too!! He asked his wife to release the CD after he was gone. It was slated to be released on what would have been his 58th birthday. The songs became available for download on his birthday, August 13, 2009, but the CD will be available on Sept 22--I think its amazing that Dan could do this for us and I thank his wife for being so amazing to his fans!!! Check out his official site for more details!! Shine On, Lin

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Fogelburg blog and tribute. He is one of my all-time favorites, and I return to his music often. I am heartened to know from the previous entry that a new CD will be released soon.

Love, MOM