Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits “Leader of the Band” and “Same Old Lang Syne” helped define the soft-rock era, died December 16th at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56.

A message from Jean Fogelberg

In February of 2005, Dan went to Colorado for a few weeks to supervise some ranch business and to do some work in the studio. I stayed in Maine to oversee the final construction phase of our Maine house. It was hard for us to be so far apart for so long, especially since we would miss Valentine’s Day together.

On the afternoon of the 14th, the florist brought me a dozen long-stemmed red roses; FedEx brought me a CD with a song Dan had written for me just for Valentine’s Day.

The song is called “Sometimes A Song”, and it is available right now as a digital download at iTunes, WalMart.com, Amazon and Rhapsody.

Happy Valentine’s Day,


100% of proceeds from all digital sales will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Download the song and support Dan’s quest!

Posted by Joel T Nowak MA, MSW