Active since the 1960s as a singer/songwriter, session musician and producer, Todd Rundgren got his start with the short-lived psychedelic garage rock band Nazz. After Nazz dissolved, Rundgren began dabbling around in various projects, including trying his hand at production work that would eventually lead him to engineer and produce albums by the likes of The Band, Hall & Oates, Bad Religion, XTC and Cheap Trick. As a solo artist, Rundgren released his pop/rock debut album, 1972's Something/Anything?, but quickly began experimenting in progressive rock, releasing three subsequent albums with complex arrangements, subtle synthesizers and other studio techniques. His return to the pop/rock genre came with 1976's Faithful, which featured his hit ballad and one of his most recognizable tracks "Can We Still Be Friends." Although his catalog of albums has solidified Rundren as a pop legend, his work as a supplemental musician and an intuitive producer has kept him relevant in an unforgiving music industry for over four decades running.
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