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Dan Fogelberg

Updated on February 18, 2013

Dan Fogelberg Songs

I became a fan of Dan Fogelberg a few years ago when I heard his song Windows and Walls from the album with the same title. It was released in 1984.

I was quite sad to see the news today. The music legend passed away too soon. But he will be remembered forever for his contributions to the music world.

Dan Fogelberg has many hits that are popular around the world that includes same old lang syne, leader of the band, longer... to name a few.

I have included some of my favorite Dan Gogelberg music videos with this.

Dan Fogelberg
Dan Fogelberg

Daniel Grayling Fogelberg was born on August 13, 1951, Peoria, Illinois. His music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, classical, jazz, and bluegrass music. Graduated from Woodruff High School in 1969, he spent some time as a session musician for artists like Van Morrison.

To The Morning

Believe In Me

Scarecrow's Dream

Seeing you again

Run For The Roses

Lonely In Love

Windows And Walls Lyrics

Windows And Walls

Up every morning

Long before day

Cooking her breakfast alone

She quietly dresses

And pulls up the shades

And sits in the chair by

the phone.

But nobody ever comes

by anymore

Nobody ever calls

Most days she sits and

just stares

At the windows and walls

Windows and walls.

Children all married

Husband's passed on

Nothing but time on her hands

Most of her mornings

Are spent in her dreams

Or making her sad little plans.

Maybe she'll go to the

corner today

And pick up the new McCalls

If just to escape for an hour

From her windows and walls

Windows and walls.

The clock on the mantel

Chiming the hours

Must be the loneliest sound

She washes her dishes

and waters her flowers

And afterwards has to sit down.

Sometimes she still can

remember a child

Playing with china dolls...

Now all that she's left

Are these memories and

windows and walls

Windows and walls

(day after day)

Windows and walls.

Fogelberg was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in May 2004. Although he was able to control the spread by hormonal therapy, he finally succembed to cancer on December 16, 2007 at his home in Maine with his musician wife, Jean Fogelberg, by his side.

He released his debut album Home Free in 1972. Although it was not a great success his next album Souvenirs which was released in 1974 made him a major star for the hit song "Part of the Plan" in it.

After that he had a string of gold and platinum album. Below are the solo albums released by Dan Fogelberg that do not include compilation.

Home Free (1972)

Souvenirs (1974)

Captured Angel (1975)

Netherlands (1977)

Phoenix (1979)

The Innocent Age (1981)

Windows and Walls (1984)

High Country Snows (1985)

Exiles (1987)

The Wild Places (1990)

River of Souls (1993)

Love Songs (1995)

Promises (1997)

The First Christmas Morning (1999)

Full Circle (2003)

Dan Fogelberg has released two more albums with Tim Weisberg

Twin Sons of Different Mothers (1978)

No Resemblance Whatsoever (1995)

I own three of his albums, Windows and Walls, The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg (2001) and The Essential Dan Fogelberg (2003)

Two of his songs have been used in movies. "There's a Place in the World for a Gambler" (originally on Souvenirs)was used in FM and "Times Like These" was used in Urban Cowboy, a year before it appeared on the 1981 album The Innocent Age.


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      Ducky1850 8 years ago

      My late wife and I danced to "Longer" at our wedding in 1980. She passed from cancer 9 years ago and hearing of Dan's passing gave me the feeling of loosing another best friend. His music has touched lives in deep places, and will never loose it's place in our hearts.

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      slider2010 8 years ago

      I respect your work and added blog to favorites

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      Nikki 9 years ago

      Souvenirs is one of my favorite albums. You must be in heaven finally! Blessings to your family and one day you will all be reunited!

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      Joanie Ruppel 9 years ago from Texas

      My wife and I had attended more Dan Fogelburg concerts together than any other artist. We once drove 250 miles to attend one. He will be sorely missed.

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      tejasgringo 10 years ago

      I had heard of his illness some time ago but didn't know of his passing until I saw your hub. Windows and Walls was my absolute favorite. You can picture the old lady and can relate to the loneliness of being old and alone. This is one song I've never seen a video of. I recently put together a compilation DVD of some of his appearances like Taste of Colorado, Soundstage and an unknown live concert. Lots of video but no Windows and Walls. R.I.P Dan.

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      Food for the Soul 10 years ago from US - Southwest

      I too have always loved Dan Fogelberg's music. I am saddened by his passing, but I am happy to know that his music lives on.

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      bcstarfish 10 years ago

      Sine 1978, 30 years together with my life, I'm SO sad and cry......... now something missing !

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      Mary White 10 years ago from Mobile, AL

      I have always loved Fogelberg's music. I lost my father when I was 20, and the song Leader of the Band always makes me think about my dad. Fogelberg's music touched a lot of people's lives.

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      Theresa Plenge 10 years ago from San Diego, CA

      I didn't even know that he died. How sad. Thank you for posting the lyrics to Windows and Walls. It made me think of my mother and I'm going to get off the computer and go call her right now!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      SunSeven! Great HUB! Dan was one of my fave musician in the 70s and 80s. I love Leader of the band the best as it has some personal meanings to me. It sure is sad to die so young

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Carla Chadwick 10 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      What a beautiful memorial you've made to him. Great job on a tough topic.

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      SunSeven 10 years ago from Singapore / India

      Thank you my friends for remembering Dan and correcting the mistakes I have made in this Hub. It was done in haste.

      Music never dies!

      Best Regards

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      William F Torpey 10 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      I didn't know Dan Fogelberg either, but I know how deeply a great musician can affect our lives. I hope his legacy fares better than Bing Crosby's. The 30th anniversary of Bing's death this year is going by with little more than a wimper. How soon we forget!

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      Shrihari Sawant 10 years ago from Goa (India)

      I have not heard his musics but have read about him a lot.

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      Earth Angel 10 years ago

      Ahhhhhh, SunSeven, You have been missed!!

      Thank you soooooooooo much for creating such a loving tribute to a muscian who touched so many of our lives!! I wrote a short, quick Hub (as I was running out the door) that did not give Dan Fogelberg the recognition and reverence his work and life deserves!!

      Thank you special angel for creating this wonderful tribute!!

      Blessings to you and yours!! Welcome back!! Earth Angel!!

      P.S. The song, Netherlands, is all one word!! I saw on the Internet, almost everywhere, it is listed as two words, Nether Lands!! I checked my Dan Fogelberg CD and sure enough it is one word!! ;-)

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      Patty Inglish 10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I did not know that he had died, of cancer. How sad a disease that is.

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      Stacie Naczelnik 10 years ago from Seattle

      What sad news, especially for someone so young. Thanks for the memories.

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      Poetic Knight 10 years ago from Ottawa

      great sight and true enough about his lyrics and his music.

      Sometimes when we touch as I recall was by Canadian singer Dan Hill who wrote the lyrics as well.



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      Kevin 10 years ago

      SunSeven, sorry to have to correct you but in the early part of your article you mention that Dan Fogelberg has had such hits as "Sometimes When We Touch", etc. Sometimes When We Touch is actually bt Dan Hill, not Dan Fogelberg. Please correct your entry. Thanks. Rest In Peace Dan.

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      Lowrychris 10 years ago

      Let's raise a glass to innocence and toast the leader of the band. If a song has the power to spark memories, and cause reflection, then Mr.Fogelberg did a great job of both for me. He will be missed, but the music lives forever.

      Thanks for a great hub!

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 10 years ago from Chennai

      SunSeven, long time no see. I'll show this hub to my son, and will also listen in. Missed you!

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      MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney

      Sunseven, you talk with passion and therefore leaves more of an impression with me.

      I guess Dan Fogelberg's Music meant a lot to you.

      I offer my thoughts and sympathies.


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      Hoodala 10 years ago from Mesa

      Sad news indeed.  I loved Dan's music while growing up.