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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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none Todd Rundgren - The United States Air Force Presents Wolfman Jack: Series #11 album art Wolfman Jack I Saw The Light and 1 more… Wolfman Jack - The United States Air Force Presents Wolfman Jack: Series #11(2xLP, Comp + Box) U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service none US 1972 Sell This Version
PRO 548 Todd Rundgren - Burbank's Greatest Hits album art Various I Saw The Light Various - Burbank's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO 548 US 1972 Sell This Version
none Wolfman Jack I Saw The LIght and 1 more… Wolfman Jack - The United States Air Force Presents Wolfman Jack: Series #9(2xLP, Comp + Box, Comp) U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service none US 1972 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - Superstars Of The 70's album art Various We Gotta Get You A Woman Various - Superstars Of The 70's (Comp) Warner Special Products US 1973 Sell This Version
WB-26017 Todd Rundgren - Burbank Rocks album art Various I Saw The Light Various - Burbank Rocks(LP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records Inc. WB-26017 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
150.013 Todd Rundgren - Ciclo Pop album art Various Vi la Luz = I Saw The Light Various - Ciclo Pop(LP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 150.013 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - The Force album art Various Freedom Fighters Various - The Force (Comp) Warner Bros. Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - Hard Goods album art Various Heavy Metal Kids Various - Hard Goods (Comp) Warner Bros. Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Series #35 Todd Rundgren - The United States Air Force presents Wolfman Jack Series #35 album art Wolfman Jack A Dream Goes On Forever Wolfman Jack - The United States Air Force presents Wolfman Jack Series #35(LP, Comp, 2LP) U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service Series #35 US 1974 Sell This Version
DML8859 Todd Rundgren - Rock Power (the Inbound Sound) album art Various Hello It'S Me Various - Rock Power (the Inbound Sound)(LP, Comp) DIMSA DML8859 Mexico 1974 Sell This Version
MID 26 021 Todd Rundgren - Bunny Rocks album art Various I Saw The Light Various - Bunny Rocks(LP, Comp) Midi MID 26 021 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - Silver Bullets album art Various I Saw The Light Various - Silver Bullets (Comp) Warner Special Products US 1975 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - Burbank's Finest - 100% All Meat album art Various Eastern Intrigue Various - Burbank's Finest - 100% All Meat (Comp) Warner Bros. Records Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - Rockin' Easy - 24 Laid-Back Hits album art Various Hello, It's Me Various - Rockin' Easy - 24 Laid-Back Hits (Comp) Warner Special Products US 1975 Sell This Version
SP-2002 Todd Rundgren - Rockin' Easy - 24 Laid-Back Hits album art Various Hello, It's Me Various - Rockin' Easy - 24 Laid-Back Hits(2xLP, Comp) Warner Special Products SP-2002 US 1975 Sell This Version
K 56207 Todd Rundgren - Discotrax album art Various I Saw The Light Various - Discotrax(LP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records K 56207 UK 1975 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - Mellow Gold album art Various Hello It's Me Various - Mellow Gold (Comp) Warner Special Products, Sessions (2) US 1976 Sell This Version
CS 3 Todd Rundgren - Summit Meeting album art Various Cissy Strut Various - Summit Meeting(LP, Comp) Charisma CS 3 UK 1976 Sell This Version
PRO 630 Todd Rundgren - Supergroup album art Various Happenings Ten Years Time Ago Various - Supergroup(2xLP, Comp, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO 630 US 1976 Sell This Version
WB 26040 Todd Rundgren - Litera Luisterplaat album art Various Zen Archer Various - Litera Luisterplaat(LP, Album, Comp) Warner Bros. Records WB 26040 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
K 56283 Todd Rundgren - Larger Than Life album art Various I Saw The Light Various - Larger Than Life(LP, Comp, Gat) Warner Bros. Records K 56283 UK 1976 Sell This Version
3-01-404-095, 3-01-404-096 Various Good Vibrations Various - WEA(2xLP, Comp, Promo, Boo) WEA, WEA 3-01-404-095, 3-01-404-096 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
none Wolfman Jack Hello It's Me Wolfman Jack - The United States Air Force Presents Wolfman Jack: Series #75(2xLP, Comp, Box) U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service none US 1977 Sell This Version
CP 296 Todd Rundgren - Los Que Marcaron El Camino album art Various Hello It's Me Various - Los Que Marcaron El Camino(LP, Comp, Promo) WEA CP 296 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
op 3505 Todd Rundgren - Original Gold album art Various I Saw The Light Various - Original Gold(3xLP, Comp) Sessions (2) op 3505 US 1978 Sell This Version

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RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

October 22, 2018
edited 8 months 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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