Todd Rundgren

Real Name:
Todd Harry Rundgren
Profile:
American musician (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, saxophone, theremin), singer-songwriter and record producer.
Born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Todd Rundgren began his career in blues band Woody's Truck Stop but left to form Nazz in 1967 who charted with "Open My Eyes" and "Hello It's Me." He left Nazz in 1969 to pursue a solo career and released Runt (1970), Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (1971) and double LP Something/Anything? (1972) on which he singly wrote, performed and produced 3 of the 4 sides of the album, the 4th side being a single live take with a studio band.

Rundgren also took on production projects for other groups at Bearsville Studios whilst his musical boundaries stretched from Pop to Heavy Metal to Soul as demonstrated by 'A Wizard, A True Star' (1973), followed by another double album 1974's Todd and 1975's Initiation. At this time he also started to release progressive and experimental live and studio material with his backing band Utopia.

Rundgren continued to produce solo material, notably Faithful (1976) featuring one side of originals and one side of covers from 1966, Hermit of Mink Hollow (1978), Healing (1981), The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (1983) and the aptly named A Cappella (1985). Utopia disbanded in 1986 having released a string of live and studio albums under the Todd Rundgren/Utopia banner all of which featured Rundgren's seemingly inexhaustible songwriting, vocal and performance contributions.

After a break he released the live studio album Nearly Human (1989) followed by 2nd Wind (1991) performed before a live audience who were instructed to remain silent. In 1993 Rundgren reinvented himself again on the Internet as TR-i ("Todd Rundgren interactive") and released No World Order (1993) followed by The Individualist (1995). His Patronet work, which trickled out to subscribers over more than a year, was released in 2000 as One Long Year.

Rundgren returned to recording under his own name for With a Twist, an album of bossa-nova covers of his older material. Also released were Reconstructed which features techno remixes of Rundgren and Utopia tracks by other artists and Todd Rundgren and His Friends which contains various artists remakes and remixes Rundgren songs.

In 2004, Rundgren released Liars and in 2005, following considerable rumour and speculation it was announced that he was joining the line-up of 80's rock band The Cars, now renamed as The New Cars. A live album The New Cars: It's Alive, was released in 2006.

Rundgren and long term partner Bebe Buell raised actress Liv Tyler as his daughter until age 11 due to the drug excesses of her biological father, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.
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A-10105 Runt — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Runt (Album) Ampex Records A-10105 US 1970 Sell This Version
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BST 2066-F-DP Something / Anything? — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Something / Anything? (Album, Single) Bearsville BST 2066-F-DP US 1972 Sell This Version
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PRO 524 The Todd Rundgren Radio Show — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren The Todd Rundgren Radio Show(LP, Promo, Transcription) Bearsville PRO 524 US 1972 Sell This Version
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BR 2133, BR2133 A Wizard, A True Star — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren A Wizard, A True Star (Album) Bearsville BR 2133, BR2133 US 1973 Sell This Version
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2 BR 6952, 2BR 6952 Todd — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Todd (Album) Bearsville, Bearsville 2 BR 6952, 2BR 6952 US 1974 Sell This Version
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Pro 597 Todd Rundgren Interview — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Interview(LP, Promo, Transcription) Bearsville Pro 597 US 1974 Sell This Version
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BR 6957 Initiation — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Initiation (Album) Bearsville BR 6957 US 1975 Sell This Version
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M8 6963 Faithful — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Faithful (Album) Bearsville M8 6963 US 1976 Sell This Version
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BEA 25502 Runt. The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Runt. The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren (Album) Bearsville BEA 25502 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
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J8A 6986 Back To The Bars — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Back To The Bars (Album) Bearsville J8A 6986 US 1978 Sell This Version
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C 90.039 Hermit Of Mink Hollow — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Hermit Of Mink Hollow (Album) Bearsville C 90.039 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
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43 BBC Rock Hour #43  — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren BBC Rock Hour #43 (Reel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Transcription) London Wavelength 43 US 1978 Sell This Version
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SWB 794-7 The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week — Todd Rundgren Robert W. Morgan, Todd Rundgren Robert W. Morgan, Todd Rundgren - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week(LP, Transcription) Watermark SWB 794-7 US 1979 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-788 Radio Sampler — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Radio Sampler(LP, Promo, Smplr) Bearsville Records PRO-A-788 US 1979 Sell This Version
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none Earth News Radio (Week of December 31, 1979) — Todd Rundgren Rupert Holmes, Todd Rundgren, Kenny Loggins, Dan Peek, The Boomtown Rats Rupert Holmes, Todd Rundgren, Kenny Loggins, Dan Peek, The Boomtown Rats - Earth News Radio (Week of December 31, 1979)(LP, Transcription) Earth News Radio Show none US 1979 Sell This Version
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RKS5 The Robert Klein Radio Show (November 11, 1980) — Todd Rundgren Robert Klein Featuring Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Stephen Bishop & Blue Angel (3) Robert Klein Featuring Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Stephen Bishop & Blue Angel (3) - The Robert Klein Radio Show (November 11, 1980)(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) Froben Production RKS5 US 1980 Sell This Version
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CMV 46636 First Concert Of The Decade — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren, Utopia (5) Todd Rundgren, Utopia (5) - First Concert Of The Decade(2xLP, Transcription) The Source (8) CMV 46636 US 1980 Sell This Version
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RL 11-1 Healing / Shades — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren / J.J. Cale Todd Rundgren / J.J. Cale - Healing / Shades(LP, Transcription) AFRTS, American Forces Radio And Television Service, United States Department Of Defense RL 11-1 US 1980 Sell This Version
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BHS 3522, BHS 3522-EP Healing — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Healing (Single, Album, EP) Bearsville, Bearsville BHS 3522, BHS 3522-EP US 1981 Sell This Version
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BRLP 23732 The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (Album) Bearsville, Bearsville BRLP 23732 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
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none King Biscuit Flower Hour — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren / Utopia (5) Todd Rundgren / Utopia (5) - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Promo, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Promo, Tra) DIR Broadcasting none US 1982 Sell This Version
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#336 Todd Rundgren BBC Rock Hour (Version A)(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #336 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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RSG 83-45 / 83-46 Guest D.J. — Todd Rundgren Robby Krieger / Todd Rundgren Robby Krieger / Todd Rundgren - Guest D.J.(3xLP, Transcription) Rolling Stone Magazine Productions RSG 83-45 / 83-46 US 1983 Sell This Version
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R2 75761 A Cappella — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren A Cappella (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records R2 75761 US 1985 Sell This Version
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92-58811 Nearly Human — Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Nearly Human (Album) Warner Bros. Records 92-58811 Canada 1989 Sell This Version

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JorgAusfelt

JorgAusfelt

October 18, 2022
Yeah, "he's done it all"...maybe he should thank his attention-deficit disorder for his creativity and diversity? He even sang 'The Aging Musician: Narcissus Knows No One Naked' on The Residents - Gingerbread Man in 1994, something that surprised even me, as a fan of Rez since 1980, and Todd since 1982...

May the Space Force be with you!

/J, Sweden

PS. The Swedish name Rundgren means literally "round branch" (as in tree branch). We had a bicycle sales and repair shop in the next, tiny town in the 60s and 70s called "RUNDGRENS"...
bugglesman1993

bugglesman1993

February 23, 2022
Todd Rundgren is an acquired taste. He's also an absolute musical legend too. There is literally no genre he hasn't tried, so there's something for everyone. Although he's a well known name in the music industry, he doesn't get the credit he deserves. A true star indeed!
mikeh69

mikeh69

May 15, 2021
2021 will Todd get into ... probably not.... RS ( POS ) think the Foo Fighters are more influential... NOPE next ....
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geoffrion

geoffrion

April 27, 2020
this man is just a GENIUS,that's ALL!!
best musician,best Producer,best writer,etc...
M.G
RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

October 22, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
Like it or not, Todd is now an HOF nominee.... you guys take your pick. Personally, that he hadn't been in the HOF before didn't really matter to me since he is an esoteric legend in his own right.

EDIT...and he's inducted. Was only a matter of time, was it? But it's not like it makes a lick of a difference in my view—I'm much happier that lately he is serving a greater good with the Spirit of Harmony Foundation.
MISTERROGERS

MISTERROGERS

June 7, 2017
he doesn't want in the hall of fame. he has no desire to play the game like that.

at this point, he's more distinguished to stay out and keep the stench of normalcy off his legacy. sometime after he's gone, he , beefheart and doug sahm will be somewhere else laughing about it all...
greblach

greblach

May 27, 2017
Todd is Godd...On tour now... White Knight album... Agreed, RRHF needs to put him in....
nagyphilip

nagyphilip

November 20, 2016
No comments? Masterful musician right here. A True Wizard! Not in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame as of yet. But hey, TODD doesn't need them, they need him! Essential albums: pretty much his whole 70's catalog. Start with SOMETHING/ANYTHING? then work backwards and forward. Not just a great producer, but also singer and a highly UNDER RATED guitarist. He deserves more credit than he has received that's for sure.

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