Although he was best known for sappy rock there was no denying his musical talent. Dan Fogelberg had a habit of writing songs that carried memories well. Although my favorites were the upbeat songs off his collaboration with jazz flutist Tim Weisberg on "Twin Sons of Different Mothers", the two overplayed hits from "The Innocent Age" still manage to stir the right brain every so often even though the other songs on that album bring back a few memories of their own.
His passing is another wake up call for us menfolk, who generally prefer a stroll over hot coals rather than that dreaded back door exam. But as Dan said, it's a small price to pay, which was made painfully clear today. He was still a young man. To use his celebrity in an attempt to spare others from what he endured was the gesture of a friend, and a classy way to exit the stage. RIP, sir.