Happy Birthday to the musical pioneer Todd Rundgren, who turns 70 today. After his chart-climbing hits as a musician-songwriter (Hello It’s Me, I Saw the Light, Bang on the Drum, and We Gotta’ Get You a Woman), the soulful Philadelphia crooner became a successful record producer. Touring and recording music continually since the 1960s (including with his band Utopia), Rundgren also explored the cutting edge of video producing, interactive digital products, and fan-supported web portals. Last year, Rundgren released the LP White Knight, featuring collaborations with Trent Reznor, Daryl Hall, Joe Walsh, Donald Fagen, and Robyn. WATCH Todd describe his inability to read music in a 2017 commencement speech at Berklee School of Music… (1948)

“I never learned in high school, but when I got out of high school I learned to learn. . . Don’t leave here thinking your education is finished.”

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