Friday, January 14, 2011


This Friday take a trip back, then return to the here and now, with one of my all time favorite artists TODD RUNDGREN!

Todd is by far the greatest influence on any and all music I have created. In this post, I will try to touch on many of the different eras and incarnations of the music master himself.  Todd truly is A Wizard, A True Star!


Hailed in the early stage of his career as a new pop-wunderkind, supported by the certified gold solo double LP Something/Anything? in 1972, Todd Rundgren's career has produced a diverse range of recordings as a solo artist, and during the seventies and eighties with the band Utopia.  He has also been prolific as a producer and engineer on the recorded work of other musicians.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Rundgren engineered and/or produced many notable albums for other acts, including Stage Fright by The BandWe're an American Band by Grand Funk RailroadBat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf (now ranked as the fifth biggest-selling album of all time), and Skylarking by XTC. In the 1980s and 1990s his interest in video and computers led to Rundgren's "Time Heals" being the eighth video played on MTV, and "Change Myself" was generated on commercially available Amiga Computers.
His best-known songs include "Hello It's Me" and "I Saw the Light" which have heavy rotation on classic rock radio stations, and "Bang the Drum All Day" featured in many sports arenas, commercials, and movie trailers.

Birth nameTodd Harry Rundgren
BornJune 22, 1948 (age 62)
OriginUpper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States


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