5 Musical Reasons To Vote Todd Rundgren Into The Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Fame!

Time To Vote Todd Into The Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Fame!

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for 2019, and Todd Rundgren fans are excited to have his incredible music career acknowledged…need proof?

Here’s Todd performing his classic hit “Hello It’s Me” in 2016 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills…

The song is from his brilliant 1972 double album “Something / Anything?” – listed as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone magazine…see more of the great songs from the album here – like “I Saw The Light” and “It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference”:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/04/10/hello-its-todd-somethinganything-rundgrens-four-sided-masterpiece-guns-n-roses-loved-it-too/

Maybe this will help: Todd’s masterpiece “Hermit Of Mink Hollow”, with his classic hit “Can We Still Be Friends”:

You can see more videos and music from this classic album of power pop by clicking here:

https://johnrieber.com/2014/07/25/todd-rundgren-a-brilliant-hermit-mink-hollows-power-pop-masterpiece/

Or, how about this sports anthem – yes, Todd wrote “Bang The Drum All Day!”

Here he is performing it in 2016:

Todd was on David Letterman’s late night show many times, and always wowed the Host with this musical prowess:

Here is a look at his appearances:

https://johnrieber.com/2015/05/05/todd-rundgren-goes-global-new-cd-todds-30-years-on-letterman-one-amazing-video/

Todd has followed his own musical path for decades, and just this year released another great album:

This new album included musical collaborations with Daryl Hall, Donald Fagen and many more…see those music videos here:

https://johnrieber.com/2017/05/22/todd-rundgren-daryl-hall-the-new-chance-for-us-music-video-is-here-todds-amazing-white-knight-album/

Finally, Todd also has an incredible career producing music for others as well:

Did you know that Todd produced Meatloaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell” – one of the biggest selling albums of all time? How About his exceptional work on Grand Funk’s classic “We’re An American Band”? And Daryl Hall and John Oates! Patti Smith! XTC! Cheap Trick – and many more…see those hits here:


https://johnrieber.com/2014/04/25/hall-oates-meatloaf-funk-todd-rundgrens-top-5-producing-efforts/

OK, now it’s time for fans to step up and vote Todd into the Hall…here’s how you can do it!

Fans and an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music industry will select the Rock Hall Class of 2019 from a list of 15 iconic musicians and bands.

The following artists are the 2019 nominees.

Def Leppard
Devo
Janet Jackson
John Prine
Kraftwerk
LL Cool J
MC5
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine
Roxy Music
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Stevie Nicks
The Cure
The Zombies
Todd Rundgren

Six out of the 15 nominees hit the Hall of Fame ballot for their first time. Def Leppard, Devo, John Prine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks and Todd Rundgren have never before been considered.

The other nine are returning contenders for the honor.

The Hall of Fame plans to announced the inductees in December with an induction ceremony on March 29, 2019.

You can click here and vote once a day until Dec. 9th!


https://www.rockhall.com/fanvote/vote?v=1

Let’s all step up and vote Todd in!



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29 replies

  1. TODD RUNGREN IS A BRILLIANT ARTIST IN EVERY FASSIT OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!!AND HE IS HIS OWN MAN AND NOT A FOLLOWER HE IS THE PERSON THAT IS THE LEADER!!!HUMBLEY KEEPING HIMSELF IN ROCK AND ROLL AND PROGRESSING WITH THE TIME!!! I AM SO PROUD OF TODD RUNGREN AND HIS NOTORIETY!!!AND I ALWAYS AM GOING TO COMMEND TODD RUNGREN ON WHAT A HANDSOME MAN HE IS THEN AND NOW!!!🇨🇱✝️☮️💋🇺🇸❤️😍♥️💜💕💗💄💋❤️

  2. You included two of my favorite Todd masterpieces-“The Hermit of Mink Hollow” & “Todd”. Though I love many songs on “Something/Anything”, I was more drawn to the eccentricities of “A Wizard, A True Star” and the humanitarianism in the moving lyrics of “Hawking” on “Nearly Human”. Todd should have been in The Rock ‘n Roll HOF more than 30 years ago. It is a long overdue honor he has earned many times over. Thank you for your wonderfully written affirmation of that salient fact, John!

  3. That’s an impressive line up indeed, John. Great to come across this post in your music section. I will really have to check out Todd’s music, and wish him all the best in the nominations.

  4. When you vote just vote for Todd. Don’t add numbers to the other nominees’ totals.

  5. Thanks, John.
    ‪Please, everyone, vote for Todd every day, from each of your email addresses. To maximize impact, do not vote for anyone else. 🖤💙‬

  6. If one’s world is entirely about gaining or loosing romance, & teenage angst That will influence your vote. If in addition you believe in many musical styles,social justice, loving children, saving the planet & love is the answer, Todd will get your attention

  7. i will vote forever

  8. He would definitely get my vote for ‘I Saw The Light’ alone. The rest is just a bonus.
    Janet would get my second vote, if only for her sublime album, ‘The Velvet Rope’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  9. You definitely raise a compelling argument but my vote goes to Stevie!!

Trackbacks

  1. Todd Rundgren! Daryl Hall! Live Musical Magic! “LFDH” Goes To Hawaii “Drum Banging!” – johnrieber
  2. “Initiation”! Todd Rundgren Gives “Fair Warning” And Becomes A “Real Man”! “Rock The Vote” For Todd! – johnrieber
  3. Todd Rocks His “Arena!” Todd Rundgren’s Blistering Ode To Rock’n’Roll! – johnrieber
  4. Todd Rundgren’s New Memoir “The Individualist”! 2019 Tour Dates Announced! Todd Shares Candid Stories Of HIs Music And Life! Terrific New Billboard Interview! – johnrieber

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