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Todd Rundgren on NBC’s The Midnight Special, aired December 7, 1973. (By Lynn Goldsmith? I haven’t found a definitive credit for this, but she’d taken others than night.)

OMG. this guitar looks so similar to the one Eric Clapton had in the late 60s. Its beautiful man

It is indeed that very guitar!!! It even has a name, “The Fool”, for the Dutch art collective that painted it. (They did a TON of highly influential psychedelic work in the 60s, including for The Beatles. Details here.) The guitar even has its own Wikipedia page

Here’s what Todd had to say about it in a 2016 Guitar World interview:

I have the feeling that Eric had given that guitar up, because it went through a number of hands before I got it. I think he gave it to George Harrison, and I’d heard that Paul Kossoff from Free owned it, too. I got it from Jackie Lomax, who was signed to Apple. This was when I was up in Woodstock working with the Band.

The guitar was in horrible shape at the time. The paint job was all flaked off because they never put a sealer on it. It didn’t have the original tailpiece, the neck was a mess at one point, the headstock snapped off. I did a lot of work on it. I played it for decades, and I owned it until the mid-Nineties. I owed the IRS a lot of money, so I auctioned it off. But I did get to play it onstage with Ringo—with Jack Bruce, we did “Sunshine of Your Love,” which I thought was appropriate.

I saw him play it in concert in 1982, by the way, and I smiled the whole time. What a magical sound it had! Not that Todd hasn’t made plenty of magical sounds since selling it too of course. 🙂

Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith. Punk eve…

Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith. Punk even in a flower crown. ESPECIALLY in a flower crown.

Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith

Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith

Velvet Underground babies, 1966, by Lynn Golds…

Velvet Underground babies, 1966, by Lynn Goldsmith (at age 18!!!!), via rockandrollphotogallery

Andy Warhol and Michael Jackson, 1981, by Lynn…

Andy Warhol and Michael Jackson, 1981, by Lynn Goldsmith via rockandrollphotogallery

Bonnie Raitt, New York City 1979, by Lynn Gold…

Bonnie Raitt, New York City 1979, by Lynn Goldsmith

Todd izz Godd: Todd Rundgren on The Midnight S…

Todd izz Godd: Todd Rundgren on The Midnight Special, aired December 7, 1973, by Lynn Goldsmith, via mouchegallery. To answer a question posed on a previous post from this series, yes, Todd is playing the guitar known as “The Fool”, previously owned by Eric Clapton and others, and yes, that’s Todd’s own face in the crest in the center of his feather breastplate.

Iggy Pop 1973, at New York’s punk mecca Max’s …

Iggy Pop 1973, at New York’s punk mecca Max’s Kansas City, by Lynn Goldsmith.

Iggy Pop at New York City punk mecca Max’s Kan…

Iggy Pop at New York City punk mecca Max’s Kansas City, 1973, by Lynn Goldsmith

Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith, via rock…

Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith, via rockandrollphotogallery. Punk even in a flower crown. ESPECIALLY in a flower crown.