3-D (band)

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Origin Manhattan, New York, United States
Genres New wave
Years active 1978 (1978)-1981 (1981)
Labels Polydor
  • Teddy Wender
  • Rik Zivik
  • Kiev "Sonny" Ginsberg
  • Nicholas G. Stevens
  • Michael Finkelstein

3-D was a short-lived American rock band of the early 1980s, best known for the hit singles "All Night Television", "Telephone Number", and the new wave track, "X-ray Eyes".

They toured with Ramones, The Cars, Eddie Money, Poco, and U2. Keyboardist Teddy Wender and vocalist Ric Zivic have a music production business currently in Manhattan where they produce music for TV and commercials. U2 and 3-D played together at The Ritz in April 1980; they also appeared on Saturday Night Live that same month.[1][2] They opened for The J. Geils Band on the Love Stinks tour circa 1980. Wender and Zivic also produced the music for The Learning Channel's children's show Bingo and Molly and the current popular show Overhaulin'.

As a keyboardist, Wender has recorded and performed with Michael Powers, Albert King, Wilson Pickett, Ben E King, Dr. John, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Gordon Waller (Peter and Gordon), Paul Jones, Odetta, Bill Chinnock, Ray Draper, Gary Stewart, and Loudon Wainwright III (Wender played piano on "Dead Skunk"). Wender also composed two dance hits for the Doobie Brothers and The Memphis Horns. Wender first started recording with the country rock band, White Cloud, whose members included Kenny Kosek and Eric Weissberg.

Drummer Mike Fink went on to tour the world with Ronnie Wood and Bo Diddley in 1987 on the Gunslingers Tour.

Teddy Wender has released several records with Jazzmatik, ranging from blues to jazz to rock n' roll under an NYC-based independent record label, Protown USA.[3]


Album 3-D[edit]

Track Listing: LP Side One

  1. Telephone Number
  2. It's No Fun
  3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  4. Pin Up Girl
  5. Back To You
    LP Side Two
  6. X-Ray Eyes
  7. All American Boy
  8. Carnival
  9. All Night Television

See It Loud[edit]

Track Listing: LP Side One

  1. There's A Sound
  2. Long Distance
  3. Goin' Through The Motions
  4. Thrill Seeker
  5. Flaskback Baby
    LP Side Two
  6. Feeling of Love
  7. Blind Love
  8. Easier Said Than Done
  9. Something in My Eye (I'm Not Cryin')


  1. ^ "Plot Summary for "Saturday Night Live" Steve Martin/Paul & Linda McCartney/3-D (1980)". IMDB.com. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "All Night Television | 3D | Saturday Night Live | 1980". Rock Peaks. May 17, 1980. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Music - Teddy Wender". itunes.apple.com. 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.