Dan Fogelberg (1951-2007) performed a one-man show at Carnegie Hall when he was 27. He sold over 15 million albums: 1 Triple Platinum, 4 Double Platinum, 3 Platinum, and 2 Gold RIAA Certified Albums. He had 11 Billboard Top 100 Albums, 3 Billboard Top 200 Albums, 1 Billboard Top 50 Country Album, 4 Billboard #1 Singles, 17 Billboard Hot 100 Singles, 13 Billboard Top 20 Adult Contemporary Singles, 4 Billboard Top 50 Mainstream Rock Singles, and 3 Billboard Top 100 Country Singles.
He was the Rock Music Awards New Male Vocalist of 1974 - 1975. He has been inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame; the Red Rocks Performers Hall of Fame; and in 2016 he will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Martin Guitars honored Dan with the D-41 Dan Fogelberg Signature Edition Martin guitar.
He wrote the music and the lyrics to his songs, sang lead vocals and harmonies, and played most of the instruments on the majority of his recordings. He played electric lead guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar and was an accomplished piano and keyboard player.
People who think of Dan Fogelberg as a soft-rock artist don't know his catalogue. While his biggest hits were soft rock and ballads, songs like "Face The Fire", "The Spirit Trail", "Phoenix", "Empty Cages", "As The Raven Flies", "Exiles", "She Don't Look Back", "The River", "The Power of Gold", "Missing You", "The Nature of the Game", and songs from his "Dan Fogelberg Live - Greetings From The West" CD and DVD show Dan's rock, blues, and lead guitar work. A fan of all genres of music, Dan also recorded Bluegrass, Country, and Renaissance music.