Opening lines from today’s obituaries for singer Dan Fogelberg:
“The troubador of might-have-been has sung his final song.” –The Toronto Star
“Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, whose ’70s and ’80s soft-rock hits, such as ‘Leader of the Band’ and ‘Same Old Lang Syne,’ combined poignant lyrics with his tender delivery…” –People
“Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, famed for the soaring vocals and elegant instrumentation of tunes such as ‘Longer’ and ‘A Love Like This’…” –Reuters
“He wasn’t a huge hit maker, but you probably remember a few of his biggest songs…” –CityNews.ca
USA Today describes Fogelberg’s place in pop history: “Fogelberg was a key component of the golden age of the confessional singer/songwriter, joining the likes of James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne and more in turning pop music’s focus inward after the ’60s’ explosion of social commentary.”
Fogelberg’s official site has more details on his death from prostate cancer.