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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 Utopia Sampler album art Utopia (5) Utopia (5) - The Utopia Sampler(VHS, Comp, NTSC) Sony none US 1983 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire = 秘めた想い  album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It Bonnie Tyler - Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire = 秘めた想い (Album) CBS, CBS UK 1986 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - Collection Gold album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It) Bonnie Tyler - Collection Gold (Comp) Columbia, Gallo Music South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - The Very Best Of album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You Is A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It Bonnie Tyler - The Very Best Of (Comp) Columbia 1993 Sell This Version
473522.2 Todd Rundgren - The Best album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Got To Do It Bonnie Tyler - The Best(CD, Comp, Gol) Sony Music Taiwan, Columbia 473522.2 Taiwan 1993 Sell This Version
YC 024 Todd Rundgren - Live At Nassau Coliseum 9-1-1978 album art Meatloaf* Meatloaf* - Live At Nassau Coliseum 9-1-1978(CD, Unofficial) Yellow Cat Records YC 024 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - Best Ballads album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You Is A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It Bonnie Tyler - Best Ballads (Comp) Columbia Poland 1995 Sell This Version
VER 480679 2 Todd Rundgren - Bonnie Tyler album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job (But Somebdy's Gotta Do It) Bonnie Tyler - Bonnie Tyler(3xCD, Comp, Ltd, Box) Sony Music, Versailles VER 480679 2 France 1995 Sell This Version
17927 Todd Rundgren - The Authorized Video Biography album art The Band The Band - The Authorized Video Biography(VHS, PAL) Roadshow Entertainment, Massive Video 17927 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
RCD 10425 Todd Rundgren - Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Huddled Masses album art The Residents The Gingerbread Man Concentrate The Residents - Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Huddled Masses(2xCD, Comp) Rykodisc RCD 10425 US 1997 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - The Anthology... So Far album art Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band* Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band* - The Anthology... So Far (Comp) Eagle Records Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - Greatest Hits album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You Is A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It) Bonnie Tyler - Greatest Hits (Comp) Columbia, Sanctuary Records UK 2001 Sell This Version
8 290136 Todd Rundgren - New Best Ballads album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It Bonnie Tyler - New Best Ballads(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Lighthouse Records, EMI United Kingdom (2) 8 290136 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - The Collection album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It) Bonnie Tyler - The Collection (Comp) Sony Music Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
COL 5175572 / 5175572001 Todd Rundgren - Faster Than The Speed Of Night / Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It) Bonnie Tyler - Faster Than The Speed Of Night / Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Sony Music, Columbia COL 5175572 / 5175572001 UK 2004 Sell This Version
250145 Todd Rundgren - The Better Deal album art Edgar Winter & Friends Hello It´s Me Edgar Winter & Friends - The Better Deal(CD, Album) Music Avenue 250145 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
CDCOL7075 Todd Rundgren - The Essential Bonnie Tyler album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It) Bonnie Tyler - The Essential Bonnie Tyler(2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia CDCOL7075 South Africa 2006 Sell This Version
F63318 Todd Rundgren - MP3 Collection album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You Is A Dirty Job But Somebody'S Gotta Do It Feat. Todd Rundgren Bonnie Tyler - MP3 Collection(CD-ROM, Comp, Unofficial, MP3) ООО "Новый Мир" F63318 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
none Todd Rundgren - За Рулем Collection album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You Is A Dirty Job But Somebody'S Gotta Do It Feat. Todd Rundgren Bonnie Tyler - За Рулем Collection(CD-ROM, Comp, Unofficial, MP3) PlayRecords none Russia 2006 Sell This Version
Todd Rundgren - From The Heart - Bonnie Tyler Greatest Hits album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It) Bonnie Tyler - From The Heart - Bonnie Tyler Greatest Hits (Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
460502601103 Todd Rundgren - Total Eclipse The Bonnie Tyler Anthology album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You Is A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It) Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse The Bonnie Tyler Anthology(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music Group, Sanctuary Records 460502601103 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
COL-CD-1553, 07989279892 Todd Rundgren - Total Eclipse Of The Heart album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Collectables, Sony Music Commercial Music Group COL-CD-1553, 07989279892 US 2011 Sell This Version
SRR 20005-2 Todd Rundgren - A Rock Legend Tribute To The Who album art Various Anyway Anyhow Anywhere Various - A Rock Legend Tribute To The Who(CD, Comp) Solid Rockhouse Records SRR 20005-2 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
METRSL110 Todd Rundgren - The Very Best Of album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It) Bonnie Tyler - The Very Best Of(2xCD, Comp, RM) Metro Select, Sanctuary METRSL110 UK 2015 Sell This Version
53520527 Todd Rundgren - La Sélection Best Of 3CD album art Bonnie Tyler Loving You's A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It) Bonnie Tyler - La Sélection Best Of 3CD(3xCD, Comp + Box) Sony Music 53520527 France 2016 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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