Todd Rundgren Biography


Todd Rundgren

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Birth Name: Todd Rundgren
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign: cancer
Age:   68 Years
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An American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer, Todd Harry Rundgren is one of the well-known artists of 1970s and 80s. He was born on June 22, 1948, in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, the United States, to Harry Rundgren, Father, and Ruth Rundgren Mother. He has two siblings; brother, Robin Rundgren, and sister, Lynette Rundgren. Todd is considered as Ultimate Rock Cult Hero and recognized with the nickname of Runt.

Talented solo artist, Todd Rundgren made his musical debut with Woody’s Truck Stop, a Philadelphia Band based in the style of Blues, before joining to garage rock group named Nazz. At Nazz, he gained minor recognition with the classic rock songs of “Open my eyes” and “Hello it’s Me”. Likewise, he recorded a solo of “Hello it’s Me” in his own version, which later became one of his signature songs.

Todd Rundgren has produced many renowned albums during his musical career. Some of his popular albums are Something/Anything?, A Wizard, a True Star, Back to the Bars, Nearly Human, Liars, etc. Besides, the bands that he worked are Utopia, Nazz, Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band, and the New Cars.

Recently, Todd has released albums named Runddans and Global along with talented musician, Hans-Peter Lindstrom, Emil Nikolaisen. Similarly, he has been performing in the event An Evening with Todd Rundgren, Box O’ Todd, and live at the Forum, which was held in Ridgefield and London respectively.     

Todd Rundgren is a married man who has been involved in several affairs. Currently, he got married to Michele Rundgren and has a son named Rebop Rundgren. Similarly, he also has two sons, Rex and Randy from his former spouse, Karen Darvin. Prior to that, Todd had a long relationship with model Bebe Buell, who became unexpectedly pregnant with her brief relationship with Steven Tyler. She gave birth to her daughter, Liv Tyler and initially named her as a Liv Rundgren.

Talking about his economic aspects, Todd has earned a great amount of salary through his musical career. As of 2017, it has been estimated that his current net worth is $12 million.

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Born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

1948 22nd of December

Todd was from a middle-class family, born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America. He is an American. His parents were Ruth and Harry W. Rundgren. He is of diverse ethnicity; Swedish and Austrian. 

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His father died

1951

He was born to Ruth and Harry W. Rundgren. His father parents were from Austria and Sweden. His father was born in 1882 somewhere in Sweden and was also raised there. However, in 1951, he died an unfortunate death.

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Formed his own band, Nazz

1967

During his early days, he became engaged in Woody's Truck Stop. He released his first album with them and later formed a band Nazz in 1967. Then this band released its first album, Nazz the following year. They also released their second album in 1969.

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Released his first album with Nazz

1968

After releasing their musical album with Woody's Truck Stop, he left it and formed the band Nazz in 1967. He formed it with his fellow mate, Carson Van Osten. The following year they released their first album Nazz.

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Left the Nazz

1969

Todd was not satisfied with Nazz production and left it in 1969. He then began working with other musical group and focused more on production stuff. He signed for Albert Grossman and produced lots of musical videos with them.

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Began dating Bebe Buell

1972

It was 1972, when he started dating Bebe Buell. He dated her for a shy of decade but this relation was full of ups and downs. When they were in relation, she gave birth to her daughter but the father of her was not him, it was Steven Tyler.

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Separated with Bebe Buell

1979

His love for Bebe was real but she cheated with him and became pregnant with another man and gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Liv Tyler. He accepted being a father of her child, however, their relation didn't last and they finally break up in 1979.

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Became father for the first time

1980

It was 1980 when he became a father of his real child. His girlfriend became pregnant when he was in relation with Bebe but the child's real biological father was someone else. In 1980, he became the father of son Rex with this girlfriend, Karen Darvin.

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Second child, Randy

1985

In 1985, he became the father of his second child, a son named Randy. The mother of his son is his long time girl friend Karen Darvin. His first son, Rex is now a Basket ball player and is playing from Tulsa Drilers.

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Married to Michele Gray

1998

Before making Michele Gray his loving spouse, he was in love affairs with Karen Darvin and Bebe Buell. Finally in 1998, he married Michele Gray. They also have one child together. They are still living together happily.

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