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LEADER OF THE BAND
​by Dan Fogelberg


​​There is no darkness in this place that we're bound. Love is the only thing that matters.
~ Dan Fogelberg, "Icarus Ascending"

Daniel Grayling "Dan" Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. He was a cherished and honored American singer whose 'Southern California' style was appreciated the world over. He is best known for his early 1980 hit "Longer" and his late 1981 hit "Leader of the Band" which I am including on this page with a comprehension exercise to test your listening skills. :

​​1 Triple Platinum RIAA Certified Album
4 Double Platinum RIAA Certified Albums
3 Platinum RIAA Certified Albums
2 Gold RIAA Certified Albums

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
3 Billboard Top 100 Country Singles

Hit Parade Hall of Fame Inductee 2010
One-man show at Carnegie Hall - 1979
Rock Music Awards New Male Vocalist 1974 - 1975


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