Monday, October 4, 2010
Todd On Monday: Todd Rundgren & Ian Hunter, Live 1980
According to Wikipedia, Ian Hunter toured as Todd Rundgren's guitarist for 11 East Coast shows in 1980.
I saw 7 East Coast shows in 1980 and I only remembered Ian being at one, a benefit for the Boat People at NYC's Palladium, and it wasn't as Todd's guitarist. He was just a performer, a special guest. So, I looked up that Boat People benefit, and the info I found said that Todd played a solo set.
I'M SO CONFUSED!
I did find this, with a lot of help from Frank B.
A benefit for John Anderson's presidential campaign, live at Cleveland's Agora, 10/20/80.
Here's the band:
Todd Rundgren (guitar, vocals)
Ian Hunter (guitar, piano, vocals)
Tom Mandel (keyboards)
Stephen Dees (bass)
Michael Shrieve (drums)
Special appearance by Mick Ronson.
This show oozes energy, even if the Beatles' cover is a bit misguided.
Enjoy, please. And if any of you Toddheads can clarify the touring info, please send in your cards and letters.
THE SET LIST
BLACK & WHITE
LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN
ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY
ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS
NEEDLES & PINS
EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
THE LAST RIDE
ALL THE YOUNG DUDES
JUST ANOTHER NIGHT
COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU
LET'S GET ON WITH IT
JUST ONE VICTORY
Ladies and germs, Todd The Hoople.