Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg (Aug. 13, 1951 — Dec. 16, 2007) was an American singer/songwriter from Peoria, Ill.

He was born Daniel Grayling Fogelberg on August 13, 1951, in Peoria, Illinois, the youngest of three sons born to classical pianist Margaret (née Irvine) and high school band conductor Lawrence Peter Fogelberg. At age four, his father let him conduct the school band at Bradley University.

The young Fogelberg learned to play piano and the Hawaiian slide guitar, an instrument given to him by his grandfather. At age 14, he joined his first band, a Beatles cover act called The Clan. In 1967, the 16-year-old cut the self-penned single “Maybe Time Will Let Me Forget” (b/w “Don’t Want to Lose Her”) with garage rockers The Coachmen for local-press Ledger Records.

At the dawn of the 1970s, Folgerberg studied painting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and gigged locally with folk-rockers The Ship. In 1971, he caught the ears of aspiring music manager Irving Azoff, who’d just taken on another local act, REO Speedwagon, as his first client. Following Azoff’s advice, Folgerberg traveled to Nashville, where he linked with producer Norbert Putnam and recorded his first album.


  • Home Free (1972)
  • Souvenirs (1974)
  • Captured Angel (1975)
  • Nether Lands (1977)
  • Twin Sons of Different Mothers (1978 • Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg)
  • Phoenix (1979)
  • The Innocent Age (2LP, 1981)
  • Windows and Walls (1984)
  • High Country Snows (1985)
  • Exiles (1987)
  • The Wild Places (1990)


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