Friday, July 13, 2012

Music For The Weekend : Dan Fogelburg 1951 - 2007

It's great how, as you go through life, a certain album always stays with you. It doesn't matter how long it's been since you last played it, when you put it on again it sounds as good, sometimes better than the first time you played it. Souvenirs by Dan Fogelburg is one of those musical moments in life. We were driving down to Dublin the other day and we put it on in the car, both singing away at the top of our voices ( and in key too ) !  It is relevant in terms of todays music, even though it was recorded in the seventies, it transcends the trends and phases that music goes through. Sadly he died in 2007 from prostrate cancer at the age of 56, and two years later the people of his home town Peoria raised enough money to create a permanent memorial garden in his name. The City also renamed the road that runs past his old High School Fogelburg Parkway.

This song is off Souvenirs and called As The Raven Flies :

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