Produced: Meat Loaf, New York Dolls, XTC, Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Grand Funk Railroad

Four words: ‘Bat Out Of Hell’. There’s a reason Meat Loaf’s debut album sat on the charts for nearly 500 weeks, and it lays in Rundgren’s work on the sound desk. His production nous was employed by a whole host of artists in the 70s, however, making him the go-to guy of the decade. Surprisingly, he also had time for a successful solo career and was a pioneer of music videos and internet-based music services. TC

 
 
 
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