Todd Rundgren

Real Name:
Todd Harry Rundgren
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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" New World Order 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 Todd Rundgren - Runt album art Todd Rundgren Runt (Album) Ampex Records A-10105 US 1970 Sell This Version
2BX 2066 Todd Rundgren - Something / Anything? album art Todd Rundgren Something / Anything? (Album, Single) Bearsville 2BX 2066 US 1972 Sell This Version
BR 2133, BR2133 Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star album art Todd Rundgren A Wizard, A True Star (Album) Bearsville BR 2133, BR2133 US 1973 Sell This Version
2 BR 6952, 2BR 6952 Todd Rundgren - Todd album art Todd Rundgren Todd (Album) Bearsville 2 BR 6952, 2BR 6952 US 1974 Sell This Version
Pro 597 Todd Rundgren - Todd Rundgren Interview album art Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Interview(LP, Promo, Mis) Bearsville Pro 597 US 1974 Sell This Version
BR 6957 Todd Rundgren - Initiation album art Todd Rundgren Initiation (Album) Bearsville BR 6957 US 1975 Sell This Version
M8 6963 Todd Rundgren - Faithful album art Todd Rundgren Faithful (Album) Bearsville M8 6963 US 1976 Sell This Version
J8A 6986 Todd Rundgren - Back To The Bars album art Todd Rundgren Back To The Bars (Album) Bearsville J8A 6986 US 1978 Sell This Version
P-10481W Todd Rundgren - Hermit Of Mink Hollow album art Todd Rundgren Hermit Of Mink Hollow (Album) Bearsville P-10481W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
SWB 794-7 Todd Rundgren - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week album art 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
RKS5 Todd Rundgren - The Robert Klein Radio Show (November 11, 1980) album art 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
26AP 2021, 26AP 2022 Todd Rundgren - Healing album art Todd Rundgren Healing (EP, Album, Single) Bearsville, Bearsville 26AP 2021, 26AP 2022 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
BRLP 23732 Todd Rundgren - The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect album art Todd Rundgren The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (Album) Bearsville, Bearsville BRLP 23732 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
none Todd Rundgren - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art Todd Rundgren / Utopia (5) Todd Rundgren / Utopia (5) - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Promo, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Promo, Tra) DIR Broadcasting, King Biscuit Flower Hour none US 1982 Sell This Version
#336 Todd Rundgren BBC Rock Hour (Version A)(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #336 UK 1982 Sell This Version
RSG 83-45 / 83-46 Todd Rundgren - Guest D.J. album art 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
R2 75761 Todd Rundgren - A Cappella album art Todd Rundgren A Cappella (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records R2 75761 US 1985 Sell This Version
RNC 70863 Todd Rundgren - Runt.  The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren album art Todd Rundgren Runt. The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren (Album, Comp) Rhino Records (2), Bearsville RNC 70863 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
92-58811 Todd Rundgren - Nearly Human album art Todd Rundgren Nearly Human (Album) Warner Bros. Records 92-58811 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
9 26478-4, 4-26478 Todd Rundgren - 2nd Wind album art Todd Rundgren 2nd Wind (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26478-4, 4-26478 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
PCCY-00457 Todd Rundgren - No World Order album art Todd Rundgren / TR-I = トッド・ラングレン* Todd Rundgren / TR-I = トッド・ラングレン* - No World Order (Album, Comp) Canyon International, Waking Dreams Music PCCY-00457 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
D-1373 Todd Rundgren - Up Against It album art Todd Rundgren Up Against It (Album) Canyon International, Sampony D-1373 South Korea 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 59866 2 8 Todd Rundgren - With A Twist... album art Todd Rundgren With A Twist... (Album) Guardian Records 7243 8 59866 2 8 US 1997 Sell This Version
452 Todd Rundgren - "Something / Anything" 25th Anniv. album art Todd Rundgren "Something / Anything" 25th Anniv.(CD, Promo, Transcription) The Album Network, Bullet Productions 452 US 1997 Sell This Version
AK214 Todd Rundgren - Love Is The Answer album art Todd Rundgren Love Is The Answer(CDi, Album) Akarma AK214 Italy 1998 Sell This Version

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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.
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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