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Dan Fogelberg

Fogelberg in 1974.
Background information
Birth name Daniel Grayling Fogelberg
Born (1951-08-13)August 13, 1951
Peoria, Illinois, US
Origin Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died December 16, 2007(2007-12-16) (aged 56)
Deer Isle, Maine, U.S.
Genres Rock, folk rock, soft rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, mandolin
Years active 1968–2007
Labels Columbia, Epic, Giant, Mailboat
Associated acts Fools Gold,
Tim Weisberg
Website www.danfogelberg.com

I was blessed with a gift. It's a gift and a curse. It never ends.
My upbringing made me think that real legitimate music is written, not heard.
Dan Fogelberg
I love to rock 'n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter.
Dan Fogelberg
I love the subtlety and tonal range of the acoustic guitar.
I may quit the music business someday, but never the music.
I always try to give my songs as gifts.
I love home. I'll stay up there for days on end, I won't even go down the driveway to look for the mail.
Dan Fogelberg
MTV didn't call. I guess I wasn't hip and groovy enough.
I had never done TV. I think it's a foolish medium for, most rock 'n roll music. Nobody ever comes off well on TV.
Dan Fogelberg
My dad was vehemently opposed to electric guitars. He did not look on that kind of music as legitimate in any way.
Dan Fogelberg
It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories to tell than other musicians.
Dan Fogelberg
I had gone full-on folkie; I'd had it with bands.
It was quite a shot in the head to do the album and then have it shot down by nonmusical idiots.
Dan Fogelberg
I never going to satisfy everybody, so I decided to satisfy myself.
I wish I was a little more gregarious and outgoing.
I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language.
Dan Fogelberg
Now is the only thing that exists.
I choose to express myself.
Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and painting isn't worth much any more.
Dan Fogelberg
It was so much fun playing simple American bluegrass. I got to meet Doc Watson.
Dan Fogelberg
My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.
Dan Fogelberg
My life is as an artist, not an entertainer. I don't consider myself an entertainer, but I can do that thing when I want to.
Dan Fogelberg
You're successful if you can get one person to pick it up and put it on the turntable and go, Wow, thanks for writing that!
Dan Fogelberg
I wanted to pay tribute to my musical influences: Buffalo Springfield, Lightfoot, the Beatles, the Hollies.
Dan Fogelberg
Strats are my favorite electric guitars, and I've got quite a collection.
Dan Fogelberg