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Monday, December 17, 2007

Dan Fogelberg, Rest in Peace

Peoria's own Folk Rock Legend, Dan Fogelberg has died of cancer at age 56. The Peoria Journal Star puts it best "Before he ever played the famed Carnegie Hall in New York, Dan Fogelberg played basements in central Illinois". Dan was not Ike Turner, but he could conjure up a memorable song, and was a pleasant tonic to the suicidal freaks playing at Champaign-Urbana coffeehouses in the 1980's that followed his 1970's career there.

Anyone out there see Dan Fogelberg in action? Red Lion in Bloomington perhaps? Fannie's Trolley?

Here is a good obit in the Peoria Journal Star


Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of attending a Dan Fogelberg concert at the Peoria Civic Center back in the mid-80's. He had some really good songs, was an excellent musician, and never forgot his Central IL roots.


Anonymous said...

Who can forget Same Old Lang Syne.


Anonymous said...

AW--I, along with BBD, and mod at various times in their academic careers, lived about thirty yards from the liquor store referred to in S.O.L.S.

Question, was the grocery store in the song Eisner's on Green Street?


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