Todd Rundgren

Real Name:
Todd Harry Rundgren
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 Todd Rundgren - Runt album art Todd Rundgren Runt (Album) Ampex Records A-10105 US 1970 Sell This Version
BST 2066-F-DP Todd Rundgren - Something / Anything? album art Todd Rundgren Something / Anything? (Album, Single) Bearsville BST 2066-F-DP US 1972 Sell This Version
PRO 524 Todd Rundgren - The Todd Rundgren Radio Show album art Todd Rundgren The Todd Rundgren Radio Show(LP, Promo, Transcription) Bearsville PRO 524 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, Transcription) 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
BEA 25502 Todd Rundgren - Runt. The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren album art Todd Rundgren Runt. The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren (Album) Bearsville BEA 25502 Netherlands 1977 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
C 90.039 Todd Rundgren - Hermit Of Mink Hollow album art Todd Rundgren Hermit Of Mink Hollow (Album) Bearsville C 90.039 Spain 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
PRO-A-788 Todd Rundgren - Radio Sampler album art Todd Rundgren Radio Sampler(LP, Promo, Smplr) Bearsville Records PRO-A-788 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
CMV 46636 Todd Rundgren - First Concert Of The Decade album art 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
RL 11-1 Todd Rundgren - Shades / Healing  album art J.J. Cale / Todd Rundgren J.J. Cale / Todd Rundgren - Shades / Healing (LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 11-1 US 1980 Sell This Version
BHS 3522, BHS 3522-EP Todd Rundgren - Healing album art Todd Rundgren Healing (Single, Album, EP) Bearsville, Bearsville BHS 3522, BHS 3522-EP US 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 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
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

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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!


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


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


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.


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...


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


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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