Tag Archives: Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren - A Wizard A True Star - Cover Art - 1973

17/5/17 – Todd Rundgren – Honorary Speech At Berklee School Of Music, Boston – 2017 / A Wizard, A True Star – 1973

Todd Rundgren has been awarded an honoury doctorate by Berklee School Of Music in Boston.”This year’s honorary doctorate recipients were recognized for their achievements in contemporary music, for their enduring contributions to popular culture, and for the influence their careers and music have had on Berklee’s international student body.” Rundgren’s speech is a rather inspiring review of […]

Steve Hillage Hyde Park 76

12/5/15 – Steve Hillage – Hurdy Gurdy Glissando – The Old Grey Whistle Test – 2nd November – 1976

After the Radio Gnome trilogy, Daevid Allen left Gong in 1975 and Steve Hillage took over as the band’s leader. Shamal was recorded later that year, it was produced by Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and came out in early 1976, but Hillage uncomfortable with his new position left before the album was released. With Allen gone, Gong were […]


22/12/14 – Todd Rundgren As Producer/New York Dolls – Personality Crisis – Midnight Special – 1973

When Todd Rundgren wasn’t making music he was producing other bands. He didn’t seem to pick genres, he picked bands he could do something with – and the list is long and varied: XTC, Patti Smith, Grand Funk , The Tubes, Hall And Oates, Steve Hillage, Psychedelic Furs, Meat Loaf and of course New York Dolls. (See […]


21/12/14 – Todd Rundgren/The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever – 1976/1967

An ambitious project for some but not for Todd Rundgren. As an engineer, recording sacred cows from the sixties was well within his repertoire of talents. In fact the playing and singing part was easy for him, it was getting the sounds that might be tricky. Rundgren’s Strawberry Fields was a ‘faithful’ rendition of The […]

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20/12/14 – Todd Rundgren/The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations – 1976/1966

Perhaps this was Todd Rundgren showing off? Showing the world that he knew how they did it sonically in the sixties, showing us that he could do it too.  He released his album Faithful in 1976, it was comprised on one side of original songs and on the other side ‘faithful’ sixties covers: Happenings Ten Years Time Ago […]

The Nazz 1968

19/12/14 – The Nazz – Open My Eyes – 1968

The Nazz formed in Philadelphia in 1967 with  Robert “Stewkey” Antoni, vocals and keyboards, Carson Van Osten on bass,  Thom Mooney on drums and…Todd Rundgren on guitar. They released Open My Eyes as a single but it was the B-side and the original version of Hello It’s Me that got them noticed. The story of The Nazz is […]