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Todd Rundgren- Something Anything 50th anniversary

He may have waited interminably long on the Rock Hall induction, but fifty years ago his third solo effort, a double album no less, put forth Todd Rundgren's effective nomination loud and clear by spotlighting him and his Spring 1972 masterpiece "Something/ Anything?". Todd Rundgren is my guest In the Studio.

Todd Rundgren- I Saw the Light- Ridgefield CT 2015

Todd Rundgren indulged his loyal fans with a lengthy live set touching the many high points in a five decade career, including several selections off of his brilliant third solo album Something/ Anything? . With that album's golden anniversary being celebrated this month, what better time to share his medley of "I Saw the Light" with a later chestnut, "Love of the Common Man" from Faithful .

Badfinger- Straight Up- Joey Molland,the late Mike Gibbins

It was fifty years ago that US audiences were introduced through a Paul McCartney song,"Come and Get It", to a little-known English band The Iveys, soon to be rechristened Badfinger and to become second only to The Beatles in sales on the Apple Records label.

Todd Rundgren- Best pt 2

In the period 1970-89 covered by this classic rock interview for his Best pt 2 with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Todd Rundgren, he made twenty-two albums in seventeen years either as a solo artist or the leader of the multi-threat Utopia. "Prolific" seems woefully inadequate to begin to describe that enormous creative output. "Most of these albums are a result of some kind of musical adventure," Todd explains." It's a privilege that a lot of people don't enjoy."
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Todd Rundgren- Best 1

...In part one of this classic rock interview I make the case that no one waiting in the wings of the Rock Hall has done more for rock music over the last half century, in more ways, than Todd Rundgren.

Todd Rundgren- Can We Still Be Friends?- Ridgefield CT 2015

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-to-be Todd Rundgren performed a concert in Connecticut in 2015 that was breathtaking in it's career overview, from the Nazz to Utopia, and including almost five decades of brilliant solo songs such as "Can We Still Be Friends?".

Todd Rundgren- Black Mariah- Ridgefield CT 2015

Todd Rundgren performed a stunning version of "Black Mariah", one of my all-time TR faves (originally found "when the kid gets heavy..." on Something/ Anything?  almost fifty years ago ) when he played Ridgefield CT back in 2015, and this high…

Todd Rundgren- Road to Utopia/ Caravan- Boston 11-79

Todd Rundgren live "Road to Utopia/Caravan" Boston 11/79

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia-“The Very Last Time” Boston 11-79

“The Very Last Time” that Todd Rundgren performed live with his ace band Utopia reportedly was over thirty years ago, so you can imagine that it is a pretty big deal for us hardcore Todd-followers that a box set and a reunion tour are both…
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Meat Loaf- Bat Out of Hell

Meat Loaf died at age 74. Meeting Meat Loaf head on in the narrow hallway at midnight "on a hot summer night" in 1978 left an unforgettable image. His debut album "Bat Out of Hell"  had been building slowly over the ten months since release, and now the bombastic, passionate, outrageously funny music of composer Jim Steinman as performed by Meat Loaf was one of the hottest new things in American music then.