Our featured artist for the week of September 23 - September 30, 2009 is a true blue
American legend. Born and raised in Peoria Illinois, Dan was learning to play a
guitar starting in his 14
year and given to him by his grandpa by using a Mel Bay chord book. Just like the
one I used, and maybe you too! Dan's musical heritage is rich in talent. His mom,
Margaret a classically trained pianist and his dad, Lawrence, the high school band
leader immortalized in Dan's classic song "Leader of the Band", from his 1981 two
record album "The Innocent Age", endowed Dan with skills and talents that would day
make him, indeed, an American legend.
Dan Fogelberg died at his home in Deer Isle, Maine on December 16, 2007 with his
wife by his side. Dan had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but that diagnosis
came to late for successful treatment. Dan's last with was for his wife to do what
she could using his fame to prevent other men from the same fate.
Dan's final album, released this week is being used to help make Dan's last request
possible. All proceeds from the sale of this CD, from here at Music for Sight and
from Dan's own web site,
, will go to prostate cancer research.
Click on the
link, at http://www.musicforsight.org to read more about this great American treasure. Then buy the CD to help fund
prostate cancer research, and most importantly, make an appointment with your doctor
to get your prostate checked. Do it for Dan. Do it for yourself... do it today!