Music : classic rock, pop
2621 Vine Street
Cincinnati OH 45219
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Ticket Price: $25.00
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Todd Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to front The Nazz, the quintessential 60s psychedelic pop group. In 1969 he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut album 'Runt', but it was 1972's seminal 'Something/Anything?' on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the limelight prompting the media to dub him "Rock's New Wunderkind." It was followed by such landmark LPs as 'Todd', 'The Hermit Of Mink Hollow' and 'A Wizard A True Star'.
In 1974, Todd formed Utopia, who were on the cutting edge of progressive rock in the 70s and developed into a very tidy power pop outfit in the 80s.
Rundgren's career as a producer has included seminal albums by The New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, XTC, Hall And Oates and one of the best selling albums of all time, Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out Of Hell'. Sealing his reputation as rock's renaissance man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp's 1989 Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton's 'Up Against It' (the screenplay commissioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture), as well as the score for 'Dumb And Dumber' and a number of television series, including 'Pee Wee's Playhouse' and 'Crime Story'.
Todd's annual musical summer camp, this year celebrating his 65th birthday and dubbed 'Toddstock v6.5', takes place near New Orleans on June 17-22.
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