Daniel Grayling "Dan" Fogelberg was probably more popular in the 1970's
than the 1980's, but he still made his mark in the 1980's, so we
included him. Growing up in Peoria, Illinois, the song of a high
school band teacher, Fogelberg learned to play the slide guitar and
piano at a young age. In the late 1960's, Fogelberg played in
several cover bands, in addition to a band called The Ship, before
starting performing as a solo artist. Eventually he caught the ear
of record execs, and his first album, Home Free, was released in
Over his career Dan Fogelberg had several hits.
70's hit songs you may remember include "Part of the Plan" (Souvenirs,
1974) and "The Power of Gold" (Twin Sons of Different Mothers, 1978).
Fogelberg's 1979 release,
featured the 80's hit songs "Longer" and "Heart Hotels". It was
Fogelberg's 1981 release,
The Innocent Age, which brought him his commercial peak.
This album featured several hit songs, including "Leader of the Band",
"Hard to Say", "Run for the Roses", and "Same Old Lang Syne".
Other 80's albums include
Windows & Walls
High Country Snows (1985), and
Although these last three albums did not produce any huge hits, they did
include a few notable songs, including "Believe In Me" and "Lonely in
Love". Fogelberg's last single to chart (Adult Contemporary) was
"Rhythm of the Rain" in 1990.
As the years went on, Fogelberg released several
additional albums. In 2007, Dan Fogelberg died of prostate cancer.
The Dan Fogelberg Discography is as follows:1972: Home Free
1975: Captured Angel
1977: Nether Lands
1978: Twin Sons of Different Mothers (with Tim Weisberg)
1981: The Innocent Age
1982: Greatest Hits
1984: Windows and Walls
1985: High Country Snows
1990: The Wild Places
1991: Dan Fogelberg Live: Greetings from the West
1993: River of Souls
1995: No Resemblance Whatsoever (with Tim Weisberg
1995: Love Songs
1998: Super Hits
1999: The First Christmas Morning
2000: Live: Something Old New Borrowed & Some Blues
2001: The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg
2003: Full Circle
2003: The Essential Dan Fogelberg
2009: Love in Time