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Looking for Vintage Vinyl? Try the Spirit of Harmony Online Auction

Online Silent Auction Features Vintage Vinyl, Original Artwork and Other Rock and Roll Collectibles to Raise Money for Todd Rundgren's Charitable Foundation

 
 
Founder Todd Rundgren w/Students at Columbia College
Founder Todd Rundgren w/Students at Columbia College
PRLog - Mar. 23, 2014 - CHICAGO -- Famed musician and record producer Todd Rundgren's philanthropic foundation - The Spirit of Harmony Foundation - is holding its first online silent auction to fund music education programs.

The auction features original art, vintage vinyl records, one of a kind memorabilia, Todd Rundgren collectibles, and much more. It is being held at http://www.32auctions.com/spiritofharmony until April 1, 2014.

“The purpose of the Spirit of Harmony Foundation is to provide support and funding to school programs and other organizations trying to bring music to people who don’t have it,” stated Rundgren, “especially in terms of learning how to play instruments, learning how to understand what music is all about, and having the opportunity to express yourself through that medium.”

Conceived by his global fan base, Rundgren was inspired to “take the lead, as a result of a little gesture we made last year in New Orleans. "We think it’s important now because so many resources are being diverted away from things like music and other creative enterprises that help people learn about themselves and learn to work with other people.”

For more information about the Spirit of Harmony Foundation and its programs, contact Jean Lachowicz at 708 603 0628, Ed Vigdor at 310 254 4309, or visit the foundation on: The Web (http://www.spiritofharmony.org/), YouTube, Twitter (http://twitter.com/TRSoHarmonyFdn) or Google Plus.

About The Spirit of Harmony Foundation

The Spirit of Harmony Foundation was formed in January 2014 after Todd Rundgren and a core group of fans successfully raised over $15,500 to support the Youth Orchestra of the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans.

The Foundation supports music education and performance for young people. Through fundraising, special events, mentoring, advocacy, social entrepreneurship, and strategic partnerships, the Foundation is working to promote the cultural, academic, social, and personal benefits of music.

Its mission is to foster personal and cultural enrichment by supporting music education and musical expression, and energizing and inspiring young people through the study and performance of music, particularly for those who have limited access to musical resources. It will also develop youth assets by promoting academic advancement and personal expression through access to music, and expanding possibilities for youth to pursue a musical career.

About Todd Rundgren

Considered by many to be the "Ultimate Rock Cult Hero," Todd Rundgren has maintained a legion of fans through four decades.

Todd was raised in the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) area, and his first professional bands, “Money” and “Woody's Truck Stop”, achieved much regional success. In the late 1960s Todd's searing guitar work reached a nationwide audience as leader of the blues-psychedelic band Nazz. He wrote and arranged almost all of the work that went into the group’s three albums. Nazz broke up in the early 1970s and Todd released two solo albums under the name of “Runt”. His first big solo success was in 1971 with "We Gotta Get You a Woman" and in 1972 from the double album "Something/Anything?"  he scored big on the charts with "I Saw the Light" and "Hello, It's Me."

Rundgren eschewed the superstardom that seemed imminent by refusing to be pigeonholed into any single genre of music. He consistently released albums with soaring love ballads, laced with heavy guitar rock, occasional mini rock operas, and production/sound experimentation that garnered him recognition as a “wizard in the studio.” As a record producer, Rundgren has been responsible for many seminal albums and hits from a wide variety of artists, most notably Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell" opus.

In the late 1970s and through the 1980s, Todd’s group Utopia was noteworthy because each member was an accomplished musician and vocalist in his own right. Utopia began as one of the early progressive rock bands and over time re-invented itself into a pop band.

Todd was a pioneer in the earliest days of music video, and his “Time Heals” was one of the first videos to air on MTV in 1981. Rundgren has always been interested in technology and how it can be used to expand the “color” palate of music. He is a computer enthusiast, marketing many innovations, including the first interactive album “No World Order” and a subscription-based music portal “Patronet.”

As a composer of music for film and TV, as well as a Broadway show, Rundgren continues to be prolific in the industry as a nationally and internationally popular touring performer. He has been tapped for guest professorships at several universities around the United States and has become an avid supporter of music education for youth.

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