Dan Fogelberg Dies at 56: Music was Powerful in Simplicity

Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits Leader of the Band and Same Old Lang Syne helped to define the soft-rock era, died Sunday at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. Fogelberg learned that he had advanced prostate cancer in 2004. In a statement then, he thanked fans for their support. “It is truly overwhelming and humbling to realize how many lives my music has touched so deeply all these years,” he wrote. “I thank you from the very depths of my heart.”

Mr. Fogelberg’s music was powerful in its simplicity. His voice conveyed his emotions through his soft, tender delivery and his poignant lyrics. Songs like Same Old Lang Syne, in which a man reminisces after meeting an old girlfriend by chance during the holidays, became classics not only for his performance, but also for their engaging story lines.

Same Old Lang Syne

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