Posted by themusicsover on November 15, 2011
Mark “Moogy” Klingman
September 7, 1950 – November 15, 2011
Moogy Klingman was a keyboardist, singer, and songwriter who is perhaps best remembered as a founding member of Todd Rundgren’s Utopia. Klingman was still in high school when he was fronting such bands as the Living Few and Glitterhouse. At 16 he found himself playing in the Blue Flame with Jimi Hendrix and Randy California. In 1969, Klingman hooked up with Rundgren and began playing keyboards in his band. He went on to play on several Utopia albums as well as nearly a dozen Rundgren long-players. He also played on and produced the Bob Dylan/Bette Midler duet, “Buckets of Rain.” Other artists Klingman worked with include Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, Cyndi Lauper, and Jeff Beck, to name a few. Moogy Klingman, who had been suffering from cancer, passed away on November 15, 2011. He was 61.