Photo © Jean Fogelberg.
Used By Permission.
August 13, 1951
~ December 16, 2007
Ever On is dedicated to Dan Fogelberg and his artistry
in song... ...a place to meet and talk of our love of the music, of the lyrics, of the
way his hands seem to effortlessly and delicately become one with the
instrument and of his voice... ...that of a herald angel. Dan
Fogelberg creates a
sound that takes you to your beginnings and beyond, takes you to a place
of timelessness, mystery and wonderment... ...a place where dreams
become reality if only for the span of that particular song... ...but...
...those few moments are a gift from beyond our memories... ...and once
again we are in the heavens... ...if only for the moment.
No other singer/songwriter in
can paint an image in words
as eloquently as Dan Fogelberg.
Ever On was picked for the name after his song by the
It is a travelers prayer.
May you carry it with you as you travel the web.
Many Thanks To Joe
And WHPC 90.3
The Radio Tribute To Dan Fogelberg on Joe's
Frontiers* WHPC 90.3 FM Long Island
Daniel Grayling Fogelberg
*Frontiers (Monday 9:00pm / Thursday 10:00am Eastern) A
variety of music is spotlighted in this weekly program.
Joe has interviewed Patrick Moraz of Yes/Moody Blues and
Jerry Jeff Walker to name a couple.
Country Boy Extraordinaire
Dan left us
Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 6:00 a.m. He fought a brave
battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with
his wife Jean at his side. His strength, dignity, and grace
in the face of the daunting challenges of this disease were
an inspiration to all who knew him.
so grateful to all of you who wrote to Dan through The
Living Legacy website with your stories of how his music
touched your lives; with your uplifting words of
encouragement; with your declarations of admiration and
Dan was a strong and private man, but even the mountain must
tremble, and during the toughest times he gained solace and
comfort from reading your letters and learning that his
music had been a source of light in your lives. Greatest of
all though, was the feeling you gave him that his time here
had served a purpose.
I hope you will find some peace in knowing that the joy and
comfort you found in his music winged it's way back to him
through your words, prayers, and good wishes.
"There is no darkness in this place that we're bound
Love is the only thing that matters" ~ DF
A Valentine Song
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 will be available for digital download
at iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and WalMart.com the week
of Valentine's Day.
100% of proceeds from all digital sales will be
donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Thanks for all of your support, encouragement, and
Happy Valentine's Day,
This is one of eleven previously unrecorded
songs (nine originals) that will be
released later this year on a CD Dan titled "Love In
Special thanks to Irving Azoff and Bob Ludwig of
Gateway Mastering Studios.
"Sometimes A Song"
of the following locations and support Dan's Quest.
limited edition Dan Fogelberg "Quest" Lapel
DAN'S QUEST / BE INFORMED / GET TESTED"
(same size as a penny) Cloisonne lapel pin with green,
red, gray, and white enamel on gold metal. Cost: $10
plus shipping & handling, all proceeds go to the
PCF to fund prostate cancer research. This 3/4"
size is a limited edition of 5,000.
by Jean Fogelberg exclusively for the Prostate Cancer
symbolism of the design:
The Scottish sword - Dan was half Scots-Irish (as many
of you know, his mother was born in Scotland); he fought
a valiant battle against cancer; and he was my knight in
shining armor (and apparently, many of you felt the same
The Fleur-de-lis (flower of life) was used in Scottish
heraldry, and is said to symbolize many things, but
among them: purity, light, life, and hope.
The guitar is a rendering of one of Dan's favorite
Stratocasters, used on stage over many years.
Deep forest green and gold were Dan's favorite color
From Jean Fogelberg:
Dan and I battled Advanced Prostate Cancer for three and a half years. Those
were difficult days, but during that time we were bolstered by the knowledge
that research was being done, and the hope that a cure would be found "any
day now". That cure didn't come in time for Dan, but there are thousands of
men out there right now hoping and praying a cure will come in time for them.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation funds research at over 150 organizations all over
the world. They have funded over 1,400 projects aimed not just at early
detection and a cure, but also at finding treatments that will put less stress
on a man's body and allow him to live a more active, pain-free life while
fighting prostate cancer. Two of the research projects they are funding right
now are being conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital, where Dan was
You can help the PCF continue Dan's quest for a cure by making a credit card,
PayPal, or check donation. Large or small, every donation is appreciated.
Donations in Dan's memory have exceeded $50,300. To date, downloads of "Sometimes
A Song" have raised over $7,000 and the "Quest"
lapel pin has raised over $16,720.
Thank you in advance for your donation, for paying tribute to Dan, and for
helping to further prostate cancer research in his name.
here to purchase the Dan Fogelberg "Quest"
is not measured by the number of breaths we take...
...but by the moments that take our breath away."
For The Quote Holly!!!
"Love In Time" Release Date Set For August 13, 2009
In 2003, while compiling material for a CD of live recordings, Dan came across some rough demos he had recorded earlier in his career. He felt inspired to finish them and worked on the songs until May of 2004 when he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. We decided we would get treatment in Boston, as we were in the process of building a home in Maine and felt that it would be healthier to be there where Dan could sail and ski, and the new house would be an engrossing, therapeutic project to work on. Dan began receiving the standard course of treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital and we became immersed in all the minute decisions of home building, with trips to Boston every other month for tests and shots.
In January and February of 2005 Dan returned to Colorado to resume working in the studio while I stayed in Maine to oversee the final construction phase. While there he recorded three new songs, one of which was "Sometimes A Song", a valentine for me that would later be released as a download on Valentine's Day 2008 to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation. In April of 2006 we returned to Colorado together. The ranch was for sale and and we needed to start sorting and organizing things. It was the most beautiful time of the year, warm and lush and everything in bloom. Dan completed, sequenced, and wrote the liner notes for the CD he titled ï¿½Love in Timeï¿½. He put it in our safe deposit box in Maine and asked me to release it after he was gone.
We never gave up hope that we would somehow beat this disease: we knew every cancer is different and every person is different, but we also knew the odds were against us. Dan was the strongest, bravest person I've ever known and I believed (as did our friends and family) that if anyone would be able to conquer this cancer, it would be him. He fought for every day with incredible determination and grace, and lived every minute to the fullest, sailing right up until two months before he died.
Dan left us on December 16, 2007 but his music continues - a living legacy to one of the most versatile and talented musicians, singers, and songwriters of his generation.
~ Jean Fogelberg
Dan Fogelberg Release - First in Six Years
Fred Migliore, host of FM Odyssey, the long-running nationally syndicated radio show,
has released a two CD interview retrospective with Dan Fogelberg.
||Thereï¿½s been enormous
response!!! Go to fmodyssey.com!!!
See What People Are Saying About This Release!!!
Dan passed away from advanced prostate cancer on
December 16th, 2007 at the age of 56.
During that interview, Fred engaged Dan in a wonderful, animated
conversation about Danï¿½s first 25 years in the music business. You will hear 13
full-length songs, including "Same Old Lang Syne," "Nether Lands," "The Last Nail,"
and "Mountains To The Sea," as well as Dan's thoughts on many of those songs.
This 2 CD Collectorï¿½s Edition is available for
$29.95 at fmodyssey.com
from each CD sold will go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in Danï¿½s name.
ï¿½This is a must for any true Dan fan. We have had the pleasure of hearing this, and it is indeed a treasure!ï¿½
- Dan Fogelberg's endorsed fan site, TheLivingLegacy.net
Click this link to get your copy today in time for Valentineï¿½s giving!
Media contact: Jen Lingo or Theresa Hudson 321-452-6036
fmodyssey.com or email
Christmas came early for me as I just finished listening to Dan Fogelberg: A Retrospective Interview! I purchased this cd, not for the music (as I have it all, of course!) but for the rare chance to hear this private man speak about the inspiration and thoughts behind his incredible works. Much to my happiness, the interviewer, Fred Migliore, did an outstanding job of engaging Dan with insightful, well thought out questions. To hear Dan laugh, reminisce and enlighten us with each track was a treat I shall treasure! Cheers to FM
Odyssey for making this available for all to hear! - C.H.
|What an exciting finished piece of artwork. Fabulous, warm, heart wrenching, memorable and on and on. Thank you very much for taking the time to pull this project together. - David and Ellyn, TN
I received the cd set and I am telling everyone about it because I am enjoying the interview with Dan Fogelberg and I am truly fascinated with the stories behind the songs. Thank you so much for sending it to me. I am so glad I decided to buy this for myself as a Christmas gift because I will treasure it for the rest of my life. - Michele M.
Just finished listening to my Christmas present - Dan's interview CD with Fred. What an awesome gift to have for years to come. This candid interview revealed answers to questions that had been going around in my head, such as what or whom is the song Tucson, Arizona (Gazette) about. I'll be truthful - I did not want this interview or CD to end, as it felt like Dan was being interviewed today and that we would be hearing from him again in the future. - Aaron B., Montana
right... ...for every 2 CD Interview sold a total of $6 will be
donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in Dan's name...
...$3 from FMOdyssey.com and $3
from Ever On.
Go to FMOdyssey.com
and click on the BUY NOW button... ...on the 2nd page after clicking
that button there will be a drop down menu. Select Ever On from that
menu to get $6 dollars donated in Dan's name... ...any other
selection only donates $3.
Hey my fellow
DanFan Brothers... ...have you been tested this year? When Dan
passed away I made a resolution to get tested every year and made an
appointment with my doc. The DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) is never fun
but it only lasts a few seconds. Dr. Poirier said my prostate felt
normal. Next I went for lab work - the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
test. Normal levels are below 4.0 and my level of PSA was 0.4 - Those
are the results from 2008.
2009 Good to go. 2010 came and I
made my appointment again. The DRE for 2010 - normal. PSA was 0.19
your husband, boyfriend, brothers, fathers and any other males you
know 40 years old and above to make the appointment and get
Did you know that
men can get prostate cancer passed on to them from their mother as
well as from their father? It's true... ...The
Prostate Cancer Update - A Publication of the James Buchanan Brady
Urological Institute Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions states
""We now know of at least two different methods of
transmission of prostate cancer," says Isaacs, "from
father to son, and mother to son."
Ph.D., has spent much of the last decade testing his self-discipline
with the greatest puzzle of all, the human genome. He is searching
for the genes involved in hereditary prostate cancer (see "What
is HPC?" ); his initial tests took him through the body's
23 pairs of chromosomes at the astonishing rate of about 10 million
base pairs (genetic building blocks) at a time, and gleaned a
handful of promising sites that deserved further study.
After those giant
strides, however, the next part has had Isaacs creeping at what
seems a snail's pace--if his previous tests were the equivalent of
flying over an area, now he's conducting a house-to-house search,
examining hundreds of genes, one at a time. He is working mostly in
the dark: He doesn't know how many genes he's looking for, and --
although he and colleagues have narrowed it down considerably -- he
still isn't sure exactly where to find them. Worse, nobody has ever
looked at these genes before. So before he can even determine
whether or not a gene looks promising, he must first figure out what
it is. Think of an explorer sailing in uncharted waters, facing a
string of islands, investigating each one and producing a
topographical map. "Each one of these genes," he explains,
"could be a Ph.D. dissertation in itself, just to identify and
characterize the gene, get the structure and sequence it," not
to mention comparing all of this new information in the DNA of
hundreds of men with HPC and their families.
And yet, slowly
but surely, this hard work is paying off: So far, Isaacs and
colleagues at Hopkins and the National Human Genome Research
Institute have found good evidence that at least two of these
defective genes do indeed exist: One is somewhere on Chromosome 1,
and the other, most recently discovered, ties on the X chromosome --
a milestone in cancer research, this is the first time the X
chromosome (which sons inherit from their mothers) has been
definitively linked to a major cancer. Isaacs would love to start
figuring out the role those aberrant genes play in the cascade of
events leading to prostate cancer. Instead, he is steeling himself
to keep turning over those pieces -- in this case, the pieces are
thousands of undiscovered genes--until he can see the puzzle in its
entirety. Although they haven't yet pinpointed the faulty genes on
either chromosome, Isaacs and colleagues have identified certain
characteristics that suggest which mutation a family may have: In
families with a mutated HPC1 gene.
Dan's Quest ~ Be Informed ~ Get Tested
about Ever On matching the $3 donation
on purchased CD's from FMOdyssey.com
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