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  1. Yammerman says:

    Good one Ian and that’s the first time I’ve been quoted. His singing was great on the night but relistening to my CD today his voice is astounding.

  2. terrific… and him! A bit raggedy here and there but what the fuh? Old punks don’t mind a clunker…
    Let’s hope this is reprised; I’d go again.

  3. bob says:

    Nicely captured, IP. I’d go again, but as you were saying Paul, a ‘History of Todd’ show would be good next time…

  4. graham says:

    Yaa-a-a-h. My brother Jeff, he who you knew well Ian, he was a Rundgren fan.

  5. Deirdre says:

    There isn’t a washing machine on the TARDIS, but then you knew I’d say something like that

  6. This is from Wiki…
    On the day Mark David Chapman shot and killed John Lennon, he left an eight-track tape of Rundgren’s album The Ballad of Todd Rundgren, along with other artifacts, in his New York hotel room in an orderly semicircle on the hotel dresser. “I left it as a statement, I guess,” he was quoted as saying in Let Me Take You Down: Inside the Mind of Mark David Chapman, the Man Who Killed John Lennon (Jack Jones, Villard Books, 1992). Chapman had been obsessed with Rundgren and told Jones, “Right between the chambers of your heart is how Rundgren’s music is to me. I cannot overestimate the depth of what his music meant to me.”…
    The guy in the bandana in front of us mentioned this and said he was in no doubt Chapman killed Lennon because Lennon had ‘dissed’ Rundgren…

  7. Graham says:

    Was. Maybe still is.

  8. Ian Marchant says:

    Jeff still with us, though?

  9. Graham says:

    Jeff still is. Oh yes. As I have seen you in person since you asked that question this may seem a redundant reply. But for all I know, Ian, there could be literally ooh, dozens of people awaiting the answer with baited breath. And what do you bait your breath with? Sweetcorn? Boilies? Do you use groundbait too? Freshwater or sea?

  10. “Every eye fixed itself upon him; with parted lips and bated breath the audience hung upon his words, taking no note of time, rapt in the ghastly fascinations of the tale”

  11. Graham says:

    I thought as much. The teeming hordes were rapt in their anticipation.

  12. Martin says:

    I heard on the wireless earlier that Todd Rundgren is to be featured in an eddition of The Record Producers on Radio 2, 10:00pm this Saturday (27th Feb).

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