Dan Fogelberg was an American rock singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter best remembered for such hits as Longer, Same Old Lang Syne and Leader of the Band.
He was born to Margaret and Lawrence Peter Fogelberg. He grew up with two older brothers. He was married and divorced two times prior to his 2002 marriage to Jean Marie Mayer. He and Jean stayed together until his death in 2007. None of his three marriages produced any children.
He wrote his 1981 hit song Leader of the Band as a tribute to his father.
He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004. In 2005, he announced that he had defeated the cancer. However, the disease came back in 2007 and claimed his life.
My dad was vehemently opposed to electric guitars. He did not look on that kind of music as legitimate in any way.Dan Fogelberg
was a famous American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer,
who was born on
August 13, 1951. As a person born on this date, Dan Fogelberg is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 13) and the 81st most popular for the year (1951).
People born on August 13
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Dan Fogelberg is the 770th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Dan Fogelberg's birthday, Dan Fogelberg is the 4887th most famous American and ranks 4th in famous people born in Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
In general, Dan Fogelberg ranks as the 9132nd
most popular famous person, and the 958th most popular singer of all time.
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