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Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and prolifically successful music engineer and producer.

Best known for early 1970's rock hits such as, "Hello It's Me" and "Bang the Drum All Day," among others, Todd is originally from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, not too far from the Phildadelphia music scene. He has written many songs, including the score for four episodes of the children's television show Pee Wee's Playhouse, and the movie score for Dumb and Dumber.

Todd has been an avant garde artist throughout his career, always exploring new ways to render sound with an array of technological tools. Dissatisfied with the quality of his earlier recordings, Todd learned how to engineer and produce his own recordings, and eventually began to produce the works of other musicians. Among the artists whose music Todd has engineered and produced are Janis Joplin, The Band, Badfinger, Grand Funk Railroad, Cheap Trick, Hall & Oates, and The Psychedelic Furs, to name just a few.

Todd was also on the cutting edge of the music video movement. His music video for the song "Time Heals," is among one of the first videos shown on MTV. He was also at the forefront of computer graphics technologies, setting up a company to produce 3D animation.

During the mid 1970's, when Todd's stage shows were space themed, he would play the famed psychedelic Gibson SG dubbed "Sunny" by Eric Clapton, who played it while in the band Cream. Todd plays the guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, saxophone, theremin, and is a vocalist.

 

For more information about Todd Rundgren's music, please visit his website: <www.tr-i.com>.


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