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Died On This Date (November 15, 2011) Moogy Klingman / Co-Founder of Todd Rundgren’s Utopia

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.



One Response to “Died On This Date (November 15, 2011) Moogy Klingman / Co-Founder of Todd Rundgren’s Utopia”

  1. B-Man said

    Very Sad! I was looking forward to seeing him play in Philly this Sat night with Utopia. R.I.P.

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