Fergie Fredericksen (former lead vocalist for the bands Trillion, Angel, LeRoux, and briefly, Toto), lost his long battle with cancer on Saturday.
The legacy of music he created over the last forty years will live on every time a needle is dropped on the vinyl (or a laser hits the CD, or a PC does whatever it does to a digital file).
Albums such as Toto Isolation, and the debut Mecca album, as well as Fergie's own solo albums Equilibrium, Happiness is the Road and last year's Any Given Moment are Fergie’s legacy.
Fergie may not have been as prolific as other artists, but each record was something very special.
His timing was often off as well, joining bands like Angel and Toto after their peak fame. Fergie never became a household name, but his music speaks for itself.
Sadly, I find myself at the age where the musical heroes of my youth are starting to be called into the afterlife for “normal” reasons rather than the excesses of early stardom.
This is all a normal part of life.
That doesn’t mean I have to like it.
Rest in peace, Fergie!
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