"Todd Rundgren" (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.
Rundgren began his career in Woody's Truck Stop, a Philadelphia-based group based on the model of Paul Butterfield Blues Band. However, he wanted to pursue a more pop/rock-oriented sound, and left the band to form the garage rock group The Nazz in 1967, which gained minor recognition with the songs "Open My Eyes" and "Hello It's Me." (He later recorded an uptempo version of "Hello It's Me" solo; it became a Top Ten hit and remains one of his signature songs.)
After leaving The Nazz in 1969, Rundgren alternated production work for other groups with his career as a solo artist. His first solo project was 1970's ''Runt'', which was followed by two highly acclaimed albums, 1971's ''Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren'' and 1972's ''Something/Anything?''. Of particular note is that Rundgren wrote, played, sang and produced everything on three of the four sides of the latter album, and has often recorded in this way since then. His music during this period (later classified as an early form of power pop) was...
|Born||June 22, 1948|
|Origin||Upper Darby, PA, USA|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Producer|