Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren (22 June 1948) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. He is known for his sophisticated and often-unorthodox music, flamboyant stage outfits, and his later experiments with interactive entertainment. He also produced innovative music videos, pioneered forms of multimedia, and was an early adopter and promoter of various computer technologies, such as using the Internet as a means of music distribution in the late 1990s.

A native of Philadelphia, Rundgren began his professional career in the mid 1960s, forming the psychedelic band Nazz in 1967. Two years later, he left Nazz to pursue a solo career. His best-known songs include "Hello It's Me" and "I Saw the Light" from Something/Anything? (1972). Additionally, he was one of the first acts to be prominent both as an artist and as a producer. His notable production credits include Badfinger's "Straight Up" (1971), Grand Funk Railroad's "We're an American Band" (1973), New York Dolls' "New York Dolls" (1973), Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell" (1977) and XTC's "Skylarking" (1986).

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Links to Peel

Although Peel didn't seem to be overly impressed with Rundgren, both as an artist and as a producer, the musician had such an extensive career that, one way or another, he was featured throughout the decades. Rundgren's first band Nazz took the name from the Yardbirds song "The Nazz are Blue", a Peel favorite. Two out of the three Nazz LPs were found in his record collection, as well as several other albums produced by him.



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