Todd Rundgren

Vero nome:
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 artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Runt (Album) Ampex Records A-10105 US 1970 Vendi questa versione
2BX 2066 Todd Rundgren - Something / Anything? artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Something / Anything? (Album, Single) Bearsville 2BX 2066 US 1972 Vendi questa versione
BR 2133, BR2133 Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren A Wizard, A True Star (Album) Bearsville BR 2133, BR2133 US 1973 Vendi questa versione
2 BR 6952, 2BR 6952 Todd Rundgren - Todd artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Todd (Album) Bearsville 2 BR 6952, 2BR 6952 US 1974 Vendi questa versione
Pro 597 Todd Rundgren - Todd Rundgren Interview artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren Interview(LP, Promo, Mis) Bearsville Pro 597 US 1974 Vendi questa versione
BR 6957 Todd Rundgren - Initiation artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Initiation (Album) Bearsville BR 6957 US 1975 Vendi questa versione
M8 6963 Todd Rundgren - Faithful artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Faithful (Album) Bearsville M8 6963 US 1976 Vendi questa versione
J8A 6986 Todd Rundgren - Back To The Bars artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Back To The Bars (Album) Bearsville J8A 6986 US 1978 Vendi questa versione
P-10481W Todd Rundgren - Hermit Of Mink Hollow artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Hermit Of Mink Hollow (Album) Bearsville P-10481W Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
SWB 794-7 Todd Rundgren - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
RKS5 Todd Rundgren - The Robert Klein Radio Show (November 11, 1980) artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
RL 11-1 Todd Rundgren - Shades / Healing  artwork dell'album J.J. Cale / Todd Rundgren J.J. Cale / Todd Rundgren - Shades / Healing (LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 11-1 US 1980 Vendi questa versione
26AP 2021, 26AP 2022 Todd Rundgren - Healing artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Healing (EP, Album, Single) Bearsville, Bearsville 26AP 2021, 26AP 2022 Japan 1981 Vendi questa versione
BRLP 23732 Todd Rundgren - The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (Album) Bearsville, Bearsville BRLP 23732 Italy 1982 Vendi questa versione
none Todd Rundgren - King Biscuit Flower Hour artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
#336 Todd Rundgren BBC Rock Hour (Version A)(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #336 UK 1982 Vendi questa versione
RSG 83-45 / 83-46 Todd Rundgren - Guest D.J. artwork dell'album Robby Krieger / Todd Rundgren Robby Krieger / Todd Rundgren - Guest D.J.(3xLP, Transcription) Rolling Stone Magazine Productions RSG 83-45 / 83-46 US 1983 Vendi questa versione
R2 75761 Todd Rundgren - A Cappella artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren A Cappella (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records R2 75761 US 1985 Vendi questa versione
RNC 70863 Todd Rundgren - Runt.  The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Runt. The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren (Album, Comp) Rhino Records (2), Bearsville RNC 70863 Canada 1987 Vendi questa versione
92-58811 Todd Rundgren - Nearly Human artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Nearly Human (Album) Warner Bros. Records 92-58811 Canada 1989 Vendi questa versione
9 26478-4, 4-26478 Todd Rundgren - 2nd Wind artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren 2nd Wind (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26478-4, 4-26478 Canada 1991 Vendi questa versione
PCCY-00457 Todd Rundgren - No World Order artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
D-1373 Todd Rundgren - Up Against It artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren Up Against It (Album) Canyon International, Sampony D-1373 South Korea 1997 Vendi questa versione
7243 8 59866 2 8 Todd Rundgren - With A Twist... artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren With A Twist... (Album) Guardian Records 7243 8 59866 2 8 US 1997 Vendi questa versione
452 Todd Rundgren - In The Studio "Something / Anything" 25th Anniv. artwork dell'album Todd Rundgren In The Studio "Something / Anything" 25th Anniv.(CD, Promo, Transcription) The Album Network, Bullet Productions 452 US 1997 Vendi questa versione

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geoffrion

geoffrion

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

RyansGoldenRecords

22 ottobre 2018
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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

7 giugno 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

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

nagyphilip

20 novembre 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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