January 20, 2010

Todd Rundgren: BBC 6 "The Record Producers" 01/23

Todd Rundgren (c) Lynn Goldsmith

Auntie Beeb digs deep for a profile of Todd Rundgren. As part of BBC Radio’s critically acclaimed “Record Producers” documentary series, the 90-minute special will air on BBC 6 Music two weeks before Rundgren performs the British concert premiere of his psychedelic 1973 album “A Wizard, A True Star” at the HMV London Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday February 6th.

In this edition of The Record Producers, Richard Allinson and Steve Levine profile the work of an arranger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and artist in his own right - Todd Rundgren.

The Philadelphia-born producer has had parallel careers as band member, solo musician and producer throughout his career and worked with a wide range of artists from Canadian folk singers to Japanese techno-pop and from southern blues artists to Californian punk bands.

Featuring music from New York Dolls, Utopia, Patti Smith and Badfinger and specially recorded interviews with Ron & Russell Mael of Sparks, XTC's Andy Partridge, Tom Robinson and Todd himself, Richard and Steve examine just a portion of work that has made him such a prolific figure in the music industry for the past 40 years.

The programme also includes exclusive access to the multi-track tapes of two songs from his most successful record as a producer - Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out Of Hell'.

The BBC 6 Music program The Record Producers airs on Saturday January 23. If you are serious about music you don't want to miss the British concert premiere of Todd Rundgren’s “A Wizard, A True Star” live at the HMV London Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday February 6th or the Amsterdam Paradiso AWATS show on Monday February 8th.

  • 02/06 London, UK - HMV Hammersmith Apollo
    Box Office: 08700 603 777. Book Online: www.seetickets.com
  • 02/08 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Paradiso

Video: Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

» bbc.co.uk
» todd-rundgren.com
» myspace.com/toddrundgrenmusic
» awatslive.com

Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

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