Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band . He is known for his sophisticated and often-unorthodox music, flamboyant stage outfits, and his later experiments with Utopia . He also produced innovative interactive entertainment , pioneered forms of music videos , and was an early adopter and promoter of various computer technologies, such as using the multimedia as a means of Internet in the late 1990s. music distribution 
A native of
, Rundgren began his professional career in the mid 1960s, forming the Philadelphia band psychedelic in 1967. Two years later, he left Nazz to pursue a solo career and immediately scored his first US Nazz hit with " top 40 " (1970). His best-known songs include " We Gotta Get You a Woman " and " Hello It's Me " from I Saw the Light (1972), which have heavy rotation on Something/Anything? radio stations, and the 1983 single " classic rock ", which is featured in many sports arenas, commercials and movie trailers. Although lesser known, "Couldn't I Just Tell You" (1972) was influential to many artists in the Bang the Drum All Day genre. power pop His 1973 album  remains an influence on later generations of A Wizard, a True Star . "bedroom" musicians 
Rundgren organized the first
concert in 1978, designed the first color interactive television in 1980, and created the first interactive album, graphics tablet , in 1994. No World Order Additionally, he was one of the first acts to be prominent as both an artist and producer.  His notable production credits include  's Badfinger (1971), Straight Up 's Grand Funk Railroad (1973), the We're an American Band ' New York Dolls (1973), New York Dolls 's Meat Loaf (1977) and Bat Out of Hell 's XTC (1986). Skylarking
Todd Harry Rundgren was born in
Philadelphia  on June 22, 1948, the son of Ruth (née Fleck; April 29, 1922 – April 6, 2016) and Harry W. Rundgren (1917–1996). He grew up in the bordering town of  Upper Darby and mostly taught himself how to play guitar. As a child, Rundgren was fascinated by his parents small record collection, which consisted of  and show tunes pieces, and especially by the operettas of symphonic . Later, he grew infatuated with the music of Gilbert and Sullivan , the Beatles , the Rolling Stones , and the Ventures , as well as the the Yardbirds of Philadelphia soul , Gamble & Huff , and the Delfonics . At the age of 17, he formed his first band, called "Money", with then-best friend and roommate Randy Reed and Reed's younger brother.