Fogelberg in 1974.
|Birth name||Daniel Grayling Fogelberg|
August 13, 1951|
Peoria, Illinois, US
|Origin||Peoria, Illinois, United States|
|Died||December 16, 2007
Deer Isle, Maine, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, folk rock, soft rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, mandolin|
|Labels||Columbia, Epic, Giant, Mailboat|
|Associated acts||Fools Gold,
My upbringing made me think that real legitimate music is written, not heard.
I love to rock 'n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter.
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.
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.
My dad was vehemently opposed to electric guitars. He did not look on that kind of music as legitimate in any way.
It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories to tell than other musicians.
It was quite a shot in the head to do the album and then have it shot down by nonmusical idiots.
I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language.
Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and painting isn't worth much any more.
It was so much fun playing simple American bluegrass. I got to meet Doc Watson.
My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.
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.
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!
I wanted to pay tribute to my musical influences: Buffalo Springfield, Lightfoot, the Beatles, the Hollies.
Strats are my favorite electric guitars, and I've got quite a collection.