Todd Rundgren has 70 candles on his birthday cake today. His best-known songs in…
Written by megarock on June 23, 2018
Todd Rundgren has 70 candles on his birthday cake today. His best-known songs include “Hello It’s Me” and “I Saw the Light”, which have heavy rotation on classic rock radio stations, and “Bang the Drum All Day”, which is featured in many sports arenas, commercials, and movie trailers.
What many people don’t realize is that during the 1970s and 1980s, Todd engineered and/or produced many notable albums for other acts, including “Straight Up” by Badfinger, “Stage Fright” by The Band, “We’re an American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad, “Bat Out of Hell” by Meat Loaf, “New York Dolls” by the New York Dolls, “War Babies” by Hall & Oates, and “Skylarking” by XTC. In the 1980s and 1990s his interest in video and computers led to his “Time Heals” being the eighth video played on MTV, and “Change Myself” was animated by Rundgren on commercially available Amiga computers.
He is a man of many hats. He also has some cool stuff. We used this picture because it show Todd playing “The Fool” guitar that was formerly owned by Eric Clapton. Todd has had it in his collection for years (we have heard rumors that he sold it but we do not know for sure).
Happy Birthday Todd!!! Thanks for the music, the art, you know, everything you do!