Todd Rundgren

Also known as Rudgren, Rundgren, Rungren, T. Rundgren, T. Rundren, T.H. Rundgren, T.Rundgren, Tod Rundgren, Tod Rundgrun, Todd, Todd Bundgren, Todd Harry Rundgren, Todd R, Todd R., Todd Rundg, Todd Rundgen, Todd Rundren, Todd Rungren
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.tr-i.com/, http://www.patronet.com/, http://trconnection.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Rundgren, http://www.myspace.com/toddrundgrenmusic

Discography of Todd Rundgren:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Todd 17 Audio 1989 Bearsville
2 A Wizard, A True Star 23 Audio 1987 Bearsville
3 Initiation 7 Audio 1975 Bearsville
4 Todd 17 Audio 1974 Bearsville
5 A Wizard, A True Star 19 Audio 1973-06-00 Bearsville
6 Couldn't I Just Tell You 2 Audio 1972 Bearsville
7 Real Man 2 Audio 1975 Bearsville
8 The Best Of Todd Rundgren 9 Audio 1992 Rhino Records (2)
9 Compassion / Time Heals 2 Audio 1981 Bearsville
10 Initiation 19 Audio 1975-06-14 Bearsville
11 Can't Stop Running 73 Audio 2003-07-28 Castle Music
12 Something / Anything? 28 Audio 1972-02-00 Bearsville
13 A Wizard, A True Star 23 Audio 1987
14 Hello It's Me / Cold Morning Light 2 Audio 1972-12-00 Bearsville
15 Healing 10 Audio 1981 Bearsville
16 Faithful 12 Audio 1976-05-10 Bearsville
17 Runt 10 Audio 1971 Bearsville
18 Healing 9 Audio 1981 Bearsville
19 Healing 11 Audio 1981
20 The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect 9 Audio 1982
21 It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference 2 Audio 1978 Bearsville
22 Hello It's Me 2 Audio 1988
23 With A Twist... 11 Audio 1997-09-23 Guardian Records
24 Hermit Of Mink Hollow 12 Audio 1978 Bearsville
25 Healing 11 Audio 1981
26 A Wizard, A True Star 19 Audio 1987 Castle Communications
27 A Cappella 10 Audio 1985 Rhino Entertainment Company
28 Runt 10 Audio 1999 Essential
29 Something/Anything? 25 Audio 1999 Essential
30 A Wizard, A True Star 19 Audio 1999 Essential
31 Todd 17 Audio 1999 Essential
32 Initiation 12 Audio 1999 Essential
33 Faithful 12 Audio 1999 Essential
34 Hermit Of Mink Hollow 12 Audio 1999 Essential
35 Nearly Human 9 Audio 1989 Warner Bros. Records
36 Back To The Bars 25 Audio 1978
37 Can We Still Be Friends 2 Audio 1978 Bearsville
38 Something / Anything? 25 Audio 1972-02-00 Bearsville
39 Faithful 12 Audio 1976-05-10 Bearsville
40 Healing 11 Audio 1981
41 Runt 10 Audio 1970 Ampex Records
42 Reconstructed 13 Audio 2001 Cleopatra
43 Todd 17 Audio
44 A Dream Goes On Forever 2 Audio 1974 Bearsville
45 A Cappella 10 Audio 1985 Warner Bros. Records
46 A Wizard, A True Star 19 Audio 1973-06-00 Bearsville
47 Hermit Of Mink Hollow 12 Audio 1978 Bearsville
48 Hermit Of Mink Hollow 12 Audio 1978 Bearsville
49 Faithful 12 Audio 1976-05-10 Bearsville
50 Wolfman Jack 2 Audio 1974 Bearsville


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, will 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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