Monday, December 17, 2007

Dan Fogelberg

This is not the news I want to bring you.

Guitarist, singer, songwriter and environmentalist Dan Fogelberg passed away at 6am EST yesterday, Sunday, December 16th after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 56.

I had the privilege of photographing him in the Spring of 1974 at the Vancouver Gardens when he opened for the Eagles. I had the opportunity to meet him once more at an after-concert party at Chasen's in Los Angeles. He was as nice as he was talented.

I was aware that Dan was ill while I was working on Everybody I Shot Is Dead and was really happy that he was fighting the good fight against the cancer by the time I put the book to bed. The last thing I wanted to do was add him to the book. Now that he's gone I wish there was a way to add him...he so deserves to be honored.

Here is one the the photos from the Vancouver show, which happens to be one of my all-time favorite pictures.

August 13, 1951 - December 16, 2007

Rest in Peace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dan was such a phenomenal artist. Do you have other photos from that concert available? I would love to see them! I am so saddened by his passing. he has been my favorite artist for over 30 years.