Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren

 

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Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. Since the 1970s, he has been known for his sophisticated and often-unorthodox music, flamboyant stage outfits, and his later experiments with interactive entertainment. He also produced innovative music videos, pioneered forms of multimedia, and was an early adopter and promoter of various computer technologies, such as using the Internet as a means of music distribution in the late 1990s.[1]

A native of Philadelphia, Rundgren began his professional career in the mid 1960s, forming the psychedelic band Nazz in 1967. Two years later, he left Nazz to pursue a solo career and immediately scored his first US top 40 hit with "We Gotta Get You a Woman" (1970). His best-known songs include "Hello It's Me" and "I Saw the Light" from Something/Anything? (1972), which have heavy rotation on classic rock radio stations, and the 1983 single "Bang the Drum All Day", which is featured in many sports arenas, commercials and movie trailers. Although lesser known, "Couldn't I Just Tell You" (1972) was influential to many artists in the power pop genre.[2] His 1973 album A Wizard, a True Star remains an influence on later generations of "bedroom" musicians.[3]

Rundgren was one of the first acts to be prominent both as an artist and as a producer.[3] His notable production credits include Badfinger's Straight Up (1971), Grand Funk Railroad's We're an American Band (1973), the New York Dolls' New York Dolls (1973), Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell (1977) and XTC's Skylarking (1986).

Rundgren is also well-known for being a technological innovator. He created the first interactive television concert in 1978, designed the first color graphics tablet in 1980, and created the first interactive album, No World Order, in 1994.[1]

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Highlights10

I Got Your Back
Album
I Got Your Back is an album by musical artist Todd Rundgren, released on November 15, 2017.
I Got Your Back
Song
I Got Your Back is a song by musical artist Todd Rundgren, released on November 15, 2017.
White Knight
 
White Knight is the 27th studio album by American singer-songwriter Todd Rundgren.
Deaf Ears
Song
Deaf Ears is a song by musical artist Todd Rundgren, released on April 20, 2017.

Photos - Todd Rundgren372

Popular Albums62

Album Appearances & References73

Popular Songs16

Song Appearances & References11

Musical Groups6

Musical Group References3

Minor Film Appearances & References3

TV Shows5

Minor Musical Appearances & References1

Minor Play Appearances & References1

Collaborators & Influencers27

Other Film-Related Relationships1

Other Music-Related Relationships40

Personal & Professional Relationships4

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Spotify - Albums & Singles218

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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News Articles13

Peter Frampton, Todd Rundgren and More Cover David Bowie
  –  February 6, 2018
Howard Stern's Howard 101 channel on SiriusXM will broadcast a special honoring the music of David Bowie on Feb. 9. The program will feature 25 artists, including Peter Frampton, Todd Rundgren and Daryl Hall performing Bowie songs recorded specifically ...
Todd Rundgren shares spotlight on ‘White Knight’
  –  December 18, 2017
Since 1966, pop mastermind Todd Rundgren has been recording music, first with cult combo The Nazz, then as a solo artist and a member of Utopia. Preparing to turn 70 next year, he felt a slight sense of urgency kicking in, so on his 2017 studio album ...
Q&A INTERVIEW: Todd Rundgren, playing Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe tonight, still prolific as technology changes
  –  December 2, 2017
Upper Darby-born Todd Rundgren has lived on the Hawaiian island of Kauai for ... Here’s a transcript of the call: LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC: Hi Todd. “That’s me.” [Laughs] I saw you when you came through Easton, Pennsylvania, a couple of years ago ...
Britain’s Declan McKenna to perform at Amityville Music Hall
  –  February 16, 2018
“It sounds super different in demo form,” he says, adding that he has been listening to a lot of Abba, David Bowie, Nina Simone and Todd Rundgren. “It’s loosely based around ’70s and ’80s pop. . . . It’s quite a big sound.” McKenna says ...
Field Music Share Video for “Count It Up”
  –  February 15, 2018
A lush and imaginative release that fits neatly into the lineage of late '70s and early '80s pop experimentalists like Godley & Creme, XTC and Todd Rundgren, while applying a sonic palette, production aesthetic and worldview that is distinctly forward ...
Absolute inks worldwide deal with Cherry Red for Warner-divested catalogues
  –  February 12, 2018
Recent releases include Kylie Minogue, Todd Rundgren, Procol Harum, Jah Wobble, Hawkwind, the Fall, Swervedriver and The Moody Blues.Music Business Worldwide
Hear Britt Daniel, Sun Kil Moon, Car Seat Headrest & More Cover David Bowie On Howard Stern Special
  –  February 10, 2018
Billy Corgan, Peter Frampton, Garbage, Bleachers, Gogol Bordello, Biffy Clyro, Dawes, Todd Rundgren, Lisa Loeb, Michael Penn, Daryl Hall, Corey Taylor, the Struts, and Shawn Colvin are also among the artists who participated. Listen to the whole special below.
Special All Star David Bowie Tribute To Air Today
  –  February 9, 2018
A total of 25 artists-including Peter Frampton, Garbage, and Todd Rundgren-will be featured in recorded performances of Bowie compositions. "When I got into rock and roll music, one of the artists that I first really got into was David Bowie," said Stern ...
Umphrey’s McGee With Huey Lewis & Jeff Coffin Contribute To ‘Howard Stern Tribute To David Bowie’
  –  February 8, 2018
by Todd Rundgren. “Space Oddity” was interpreted by Billy Corgan, “Starman” was given a go by Garbage, “Heroes” was covered by Shawn Colvin and Gogol Bordello reimagined “Rock & Roll Suicide.” The special premieres Friday at 10 p.m. ET on ...
A conversation with HOLY: "I wanted the songs to have a powerful feeling, at the same time I wanted them to feel vague, fragile and soft."
  –  February 7, 2018
Like really classic stuff I guess, Bowie, Lou Reed, Electric Light Orchestra... but also more experimental acts from the same era like Todd Rundgren and Brian Eno’s earliest albums. Is there a narrative arc or internal logic to the album? That wasn’t ...
Scottish Rock Trio BIFFY CLYRO Cover Classic Hit MODERN LOVE For The Howard Stern Tribute To David Bowie
  –  February 7, 2018
Long-time Bowie producer Tony Visconti will host the special honoring the legend, which features an eclectic mix of contributions from William Patrick Corgan, Daryl Hall, Todd Rundgren, Greta Van Fleet, Sun Kil Moon, Car Seat Headrest and many others.
Peter Frampton, Todd Rundgren and More Cover David Bowie
  –  February 6, 2018
Howard Stern's Howard 101 channel on SiriusXM will broadcast a special honoring the music of David Bowie on Feb. 9. The program will feature 25 artists, including Peter Frampton, Todd Rundgren and Daryl Hall performing Bowie songs recorded specifically ...
Q&A INTERVIEW: Todd Rundgren, playing Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe tonight, still prolific as technology changes
  –  December 2, 2017
Upper Darby-born Todd Rundgren has lived on the Hawaiian island of Kauai for two decades now — a paradise existence except when the perpetually creative singer wants to make an album. “As a result, most of the records that I’ve made in recent years ...

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