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Old 08-20-2004, 06:25 AM   #1
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Singer battles cancer

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DAN FOGELBERG, known for hits such as Leader of the Band, Run for the Roses and Same Old Lang Syne, is undergoing experimental treatment for advanced prostate cancer. Fogelberg, 53, was diagnosed with the cancer two months ago during a checkup to prepare for a tour. The Illinois native has cancelled the 16-city solo acoustic tour.

His mother, Margaret Fogelberg, said the cancer has spread to his bones and he is being treated at Harvard Medical School.


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Old 08-20-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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No. Damn no. Seems like only yesterday I bought my first Fogelberg Album back when vinyl was all there was.
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Old 08-20-2004, 07:38 PM   #3
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damn.
that's sad...loved his stuff. the only thing I could get on my cheapass am radio that wasn't disco...
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Old 08-21-2004, 12:20 AM   #4
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I have a feeling Dan will get through this. Here is a copy of a message sent on another group:
Today I heard on the radio, I think it was CBS News, that reported that Dan Fogelberg has cancelled his tours for the rest of 2004, due to prostate cancer. They also said he is seeking new treatment for that cancer, at Harvard. I went to the DanFogelberg.com website, and found a statement there by Dan, saying that this is really not a big deal, and he is NOT seeking treatment at Harvard, and he wants people to respect his privacy. However his tours are still cancelled. I want to ask this group, doesn't this deserve a little discussion? They say 1 in 4 men will get prostate cancer. Dan is now 53 years old. I have all his albums, he's certainly a very gifted & talented musician.
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Old 08-21-2004, 03:45 AM   #5
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To RenoRick & all. Rick,it's great to know that someone actually does have all of his albums. Whenever I go to oldies record stores I look under "F" it seems like it's the Dan Fogelberg section. Quite insulting I think. I only have his Greatest Hits but I have listened to them many times.

I like to believe he'll pull through as well,there's been a strange case in the past year of famous men dying in their 50s,John Ritter,Robert Palmer,George Harrison etc.
I don't want to see Dan F. join them.



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Old 08-21-2004, 07:57 AM   #6
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I took my wife to see him last year for her birthday, great concert at the Keswick in Glenside, PA He was scheduled to play there in the fall of this year and I was online and hollering to her downstairs asking if I should get tickets when an email came in from the Keswick Box Office saying his tour was cancelled and why. What can you say ? We'll have to wait and see - all of us here know how rumors and 'privacy' do battle until eventually we'll know the real story. I think he's got a good chance.

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Old 08-21-2004, 10:58 AM   #7
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I heard on the radio here that Dan is in Colorado getting experimental treatment someplace. I understand the privacy thing, but the other side - they have put themselves in the public eye, have made a fortune off us, we start to feel a link of a kinship but then when something happens we aren't important anymore. Then the speculation starts and rumours run rampant. Just a statement occasionally would be nice. It's like 'Thanks for all the money you spent for me, and the adoration now I don't feel good, go mind your own business.'
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Old 08-21-2004, 02:51 PM   #8
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I hope Dan has a full recovery and gets bact to touring soon.
For a wonderful version of his "Leader of the Band" go to Cathy's site: http://www.cathycowette.com/saratogaconcert.asp

it' fabulous!
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Old 09-05-2004, 10:57 PM   #9
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I pray he gets well. He is a great songwriter and the "Netherlands" album may have been a forerunner to some of the great "EMO" music that is out there. there is lots of stuff being done by the younger generations that is first rate.
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Old 09-06-2004, 01:47 AM   #10
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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
To RenoRick & all. Rick,it's great to know that someone actually does have all of his albums. Whenever I go to oldies record stores I look under "F" it seems like it's the Dan Fogelberg section. Quite insulting I think. I only have his Greatest Hits but I have listened to them many times.


It might not be as insulting as you might imagine, B. A lot of folks traded in their vinyl for CDs, so it's very possible that for every album you see in the bins, the person who sold it now owns the CD format.

I think you and I are two of the very few people out there who still add to their vinyl collection and still actually listen to them
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Old 09-06-2004, 02:57 AM   #11
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He will be on Soundstage next week on some PBS stations. It was recorded August 2003.
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:07 PM   #12
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Also, the more popular the album, the more copies that are out there, the more likely you are to find it used in vinyl.

quote:Originally posted by Janice:
It might not be as insulting as you might imagine, B. A lot of folks traded in their vinyl for CDs, so it's very possible that for every album you see in the bins, the person who sold it now owns the CD format.

I think you and I are two of the very few people out there who still add to their vinyl collection and still actually listen to them


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Old 09-08-2004, 12:11 PM   #13
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Dan Fogelberg is one of my favorite songwriters all the way from HomeFree to Full Circle & everything inbetween.

Feel free to send your heartfelt good vibes to my Songwriters board. I love this new site here!

www.voy.com/111383/

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Old 10-04-2004, 06:03 PM   #14
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I love Dan - been a fan since Home Free. Have all his records/now in CD form. I am so sad to hear of his illness. I feel need to play his music 1st thing in the morning/last thing at night to send some type of "psychic" good luck. I want to talk w/others about how much his music means to me, but don't find a lot of forums out here with much talk. I don't want the next news of Dan to be of his death. ~Mandi
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Singer battles cancer

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DAN FOGELBERG, known for hits such as Leader of the Band, Run for the Roses and Same Old Lang Syne, is undergoing experimental treatment for advanced prostate cancer. Fogelberg, 53, was diagnosed with the cancer two months ago during a checkup to prepare for a tour. The Illinois native has cancelled the 16-city solo acoustic tour.

His mother, Margaret Fogelberg, said the cancer has spread to his bones and he is being treated at Harvard Medical School.



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Old 10-18-2004, 06:35 PM   #15
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Any more recent news about him??? Let me know.

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