photo caption two: Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock Hall (right), poses with Todd Rundgren in front of his exhibit.
Labor Day was an exciting day for Cleveland and the Rock Hall. Todd Rundgren came to town to kick off the first two dates of his A Wizard / A True Star album tour. While in town, he also wanted to come by the Museum for the unveiling of his new spotlight exhibit which features a number of artifacts to tell the story of his career, including his Back to the Bars stage outfit and Patti Smith’s “Star Fever” poem, which was included in the first issues of A Wizard / A True Star. In addition to seeing his exhibit, Todd took time to see and meet his fans.
It was an exciting time in the Museum for fans to see an artist up close and an incredible amount of people stopped in for a photo and autograph. It’s hard to really capture the excitement of the people who came to the Rock Hall from all around the world to meet Todd Rundgren.
Along with Todd were his two of his band mates from Utopia, Kasim Sulton and Roger Powell, and his wife Michelle and son Rebop. Todd spent over an hour greeting his fans, taking photos and signing autographs. Following the signing, he did an interview on Sirius XM from our Alan Freed studio with Dusty Street.
The event finished with Todd spending time at his exhibit, which has been a long time coming but worth the wait for an artist with such a great catalog of music and who has been on the cutting edge of digital recording and technology. We hope to welcome Todd back to the Museum in the near future to take part in our award-winning education programs.
It was fabulous that we had assistance of so many of Todd Rundgren and Utopia fans, especially Raquel M. Concepcion, that helped put this exhibit together. I hope that all of his fans make time to come to Cleveland and see this exhibit along with all of the other great exhibitions at the Rock Hall.