Todd Rundgren

American musician, songwriter, and record producer

Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.[1] Two of his best-known songs are "I Saw The Light" and "Hello It's Me". Both were on his 1971 album Something/Anything?. Most of the songs on that album were performed by Rundgren alone, using multitrack recorders and playing many musical instruments.

Todd Rundgren

Apple Records hired Rundgren to produce an album, Straight Up, for the band Badfinger during 1971. Badfinger had not heard of Rundgren and did not know his music, until they bought copies of some of his records. They liked what they heard, and when Rundgren met the band, they got along well, and worked well together.

In the early 2000s, Rundgren replaced Ric Ocasek as bandleader of The Cars, when they reunited to tour.

Actress Liv Tyler used to believe that Rundgren was her father.[2]


  1. Ross, Ron (13 March 2013). "Todd Rundgren: 'What I'm doing isn't even really music' – a classic interview from the vaults". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. "Liv Tyler on finding out her biological father was Steven Tyler". Hello Magazine. November 27, 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2016.