Monday, December 17, 2007

Dan Fogelberg passes away

Just waking up to the shocking news that singer and songwriter Dan Fogelberg has passed away from cancer at the age of 56.

Admittedly not familiar with all of Dan's work, I fell in love with "Same Old Lang Syne" the first time I ever heard it! It's such a great song. Check it out if you get the chance.

(Of course, I'm a total Christmas guy — my buddy Pete even went so far as to call me "Mr. Christmas" in a recent Poughkeepsie Journal story — but this song is so much more than a Christmas tune.)

I made it a point to include "Same Old Lang Syne" on one of my very first "Christmas Celebra-Sean" compilation CDs that I send out with my Christmas cards each November. (Yes, I send out my cards the Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving so people get them Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and I get to be everyone's first!)

So if you listen to the radio today, particularly all those great stations that play nothing but Christmas songs 24/7 this time of year, and you hear "Same Old Lang Syne" today, take a sec and think of Dan Fogelberg, the man who brought us this classic.

1 comment:

Jan said...

I was sad to hear about Dan Fogelberg. I said my goodbye while listening to Leader of the Band. I pay homage to great musicians who pass away by listening/watching their music.

I just remembered last Christmas waking up to the news that James Brown had passed away. Damn.