Dan Fogelberg Net Worth (2024)


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$4 Million
Aug 13, 1951 - Dec 16, 2007 (56 years old)
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.

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Dan Fogelberg was an American musician, songwriter, and composer who had a net worth of $4 million at the time of his death in 2007.

Dan Fogelberg was popular throughout the late 1970s and into the 1980s. Some of his hits include "Longer," "Same Old Lang Syne," and "Leader of the Band." Though he was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards throughout his career, he never won, though he was the recipient of the Peabody Award, the Country Music Award, and was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Dan Fogelberg passed away on December 16, 2007 at 56 years old from cancer.

Early Life

Dan Fogelberg was born in Peoria, Illinois on August 13, 1951 to parents Margaret and Lawrence Fogelberg. His mother was a classically trained pianist while his father was a band director at Woodruff High School, Pekin Community High School, and at Bradley University. He is of Scottish and Swedish descent and was the youngest of three sons born to his parents. Fogelberg taught himself how to play slide guitar and he also learned the piano. At the age of 14, he joined the band, The Clan, which covered The Beatles. He attended Woodruff High School and graduated in 1969. He then studied theater arts and painting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Around this time, he began performing as a solo artist at local coffeehouses.

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Fogelberg made his first solo recordings as part of a folk festival in 1971. He was discovered by Irving Azoff, who started his music management career promoting another local act, REO Speedwagon. Azoff suggested that Fogelberg move to Nashville, Tennessee to hone his musical skills. There, he became a session musician and recorded his first album with producer Norbert Putnam. His debut album, "Home Free," was released in 1972. While it was met with a lukewarm response initially, it eventually reached platinum status.

A local radio station in Jackson, Mississippi gave "Home Free" a lot of airplay. Local promoters booked Jackson for a concert, which sold out in ten days. At the time, Fogelberg had only been playing clubs with less than 100 people in attendance and was thus in disbelief when he learned the show had sold out, with 2,500 people attending.

In 1974, he released his second album "Souvenirs." The song "Part of the Plan" became his first hit. The Eagles also contributed to the album and he toured with The Eagles during this time. The following year, in 1975, he released "Captured Angel." He promoted the album on tour with The Eagles. In 1977, he released his third album, "Nether Lands."

In 1978, he released "Twin Sons of Different Mothers," his first of two collaborations with jazz flautist Tim Weisberg. The album realized commercial success with songs like "The Power of Gold," which reached number 42 on the UK Albums Chart. In 1979, he released "Phoenix." It reached the top 10 on the album charts with the track "Longer" reaching the number two on the pop hit charts in 1980.

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In 1981, Fogelberg reached his critical and commercial success with the release of "The Innocent Age." The double album included four of his biggest hits: "Same Old Lang Syne," "Hard to Say," "Leader of the Band," and "Run for the Roses." He drew inspiration for the album from the novel "Of Time and the River." In 1982, he released a greatest hits album which contained two new songs: "Missing You" and "Make Love Stay." Two years later, he released the album "Windows and Walls."

In 1985, he released the album "High Country Snows" which was recorded in Nashville and featured artists like Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Doc Watson, Jerry Douglas, David Grisman, Chris Hillman, and Herb Pedersen. In 1987, he released a rock album called "Exiles." In 1990, he released "The Wild Places" and then "Greetings From The West" in 1991. In 1993, he released "River of Souls." He released a Christmas album called "The First Christmas Morning."

After his death in 2007, Fogelberg's widow released "Love in Time," a collection of 11 previously unpublished songs that Fogelberg had asked her to release after his death. Fogelberg was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2017. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. The same year, a musical using the music of Fogelberg called "Part of the Plan" opened in Nashville.

Personal Life and Death

Fogelberg was married three times throughout his life. From 1982 to 1985, he was married to Maggie Slaymaker. From 1991 to 1996, he was married to Anastasia Savage. He later started dating musician Jean Marie Mayer. They married in 2002 and remained married until Fogelberg's death in 2007. Beginning in the 1980s, Fogelberg lived near Pagosa Springs, Colorado on a working ranch. He built a recording studio there and often used it. He also owned a home in Maine on Deer Isle which overlooked Eggemoggin Reach, the famed suspension bridge.

In May 2004, Fogelberg was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. He underwent therapy and his cancer went into partial remission. In August 2005, he announced the success of his cancer treatments. Unfortunately, his cancer returned. On December 16, 2007, Fogelberg died at his home in Deer Isle, Maine at the age of 56. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Maine. In tribute to Fogelberg, the city of Peoria in Illinois renamed a street in the city's East Bluff neighborhood Fogelberg Parkway in honor of Fogelberg. The street runs right by Woodruff High School, Fogelberg's alma mater.

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