Todd Rundgren at The Pageant – April 4th, 2014

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This past Friday I covered the first of many KSHE HD2 sponsored shows at the Pageant, which just happened to be Mr. Todd Rundgren.  I have to admit that before I went to the show I had no idea who he was or what he was known for, so in preparation of this post I did a little research…aka hit up Wikipedia.  What I found out made me ashamed of myself because Mr. Rundgren has had a very successful career with hits that everyone has heard from one time or another.  Below are 5 Facts I discovered about this artists life and career.

  1. Todd’s debut album Something/Anything was released in 1972, earned him a gold record, and produced such great hits as Hello It’s Me and I Saw The Light.
  2. Not only is he a successful musician, he is also a successful producer.  A couple albums listed on his resume that caught my eye were Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf and We’re An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad.
  3. This artist is also a multi-instrumentalist that can play the Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Sax, and of course sing.
  4. He is responsible for the 1983 hit Bang The Drum All Day, who hasn’t jammed that song on a Friday on their way home from work?
  5. Todd’s now ex-wife had a child with Steven Tyler during a break in their relationship.  This of course makes her the mother of Liv Tyler, and apparently his ex-wife didn’t want Liv around the crazy rock star life style that Steven Tyler was known for, and Todd signed Liv’s birth certificate because he knew Liv needed a father.  That is just crazy!  Liv and Todd are still close today and keep in touch.

Seriously this blew my mind and I completely have a greater respect for Todd Rungren.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to have photographed him, also if you dig classic rock buy a HD Radio receiver and start jamming KSHE HD2.  It’s programmed by Radio Rich Dalton so you know it’s awesome, Like KSHE HD2 on Facebook:


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