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An Evening With Todd Rundgren

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On View - Jul 18, 2011 - Jul 18, 2011

Right off the heels of his summer tour, join us as we welcome rock’s original Renaissance Man, Todd Rundgren, to the GRAMMY Museum. An acclaimed record producer, composer, songwriter, and recording artist, Rundgren is widely regarded as the acknowledged godfather of the marriage of music and multimedia. Having founded and fronted The Nazz, the quintessential ’60’s power-pop psychedelic band, in 1969 he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the classic 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 superstar limelight. Among Rundgren’s impressive 50+ production projects are albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, and Hall & Oates, and of course Meat Loaf’s perennially multi-platinum debut Bat Out Of Hell. Hear Rundgren in discussion about his prolific career as well as his current album, Todd Rundgren’s Johnson, a tribute to British Invasion interpretations of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson’s compositions. After the interview, led by GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Vice President Scott Goldman, Rundgren will take audience questions and perform a selection of songs.

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