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Toto

2007 Tour (left to right: Tony Spinner, Greg Phillinganes, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, and Leland Sklar)
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre(s) Rock, pop rock, neo-progressive rock
Years active 1976 – 2008
Label(s) Sony BMG, Columbia, Frontiers, Toto Recordings Inc.
Website Official website
Members
Steve Lukather
David Paich
Mike Porcaro
Steve Porcaro
Jeff Porcaro
Simon Phillips
Greg Phillinganes
Bobby Kimball
David Hungate
Fergie Frederiksen
Joseph Williams

Toto was a Grammy Award winning American rock band founded in 1976[1] by some of the most popular and experienced session musicians of the era. The band enjoyed great commercial success in the 1980s, beginning with the band's self-titled debut, released in 1978, which immediately brought the band into the mainstream rock spectrum of the time. Continuing with 1982's critically acclaimed and commercially successful Toto IV, Toto became one of the biggest selling music groups of their era. Although their popularity in the United States diminished in the 1990s and 2000s, they continue to tour to sold out arenas, clubs, and theaters internationally. Described by Eddie Van Halen as "collectively the best musicians on the planet",[2] the band is known for their technical prowess in the studio, as well as a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, and jazz, making them appeal to a variety of musicians and non-musician listeners. The band has released 17 albums and has sold over 30 million records to date.[3] Their 18th release is Falling In Between Live, which was released in August of 2007. It was recorded in March of 2007 in Paris. As a result of frontman Steve Lukather's departure from the band, TOTO broke-up after the last leg of their 2008-tour. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 215 pixelsFull resolution (1888 × 508 pixel, file size: 207 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) from Toto Moondance Jam concert 7/14/07 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this... Greg Phillinganes in 2007 Greg Phillinganes (born Gregory Arthur Phillinganes on May 12, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) is an active session keyboardist in Los Angeles, California. ... Bobby Kimball (born 29 March 1947,[1] in Orange, Texas)[2] is an American singer best known for being a member of the rock band Toto. ... Steve Luke Lukather (born Steven Lee Lukather on October 21, 1957 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA) is an American Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and guitar player, best known for his work with the rock band Toto. ... For other persons named Simon Phillips, see Simon Phillips (disambiguation). ... Leland Lee Bruce Sklar (born May 28, 1947, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American bass player, singer and composer. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Frontiers Records is an Italian record label that produces melodic hard rock. ... Steve Luke Lukather (born Steven Lee Lukather on October 21, 1957 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA) is an American Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and guitar player, best known for his work with the rock band Toto. ... David Paich during a live concert David Paich (born David Frank Paich on June 25, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a session musician from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, keyboard player, vocalist and main composer of the Los Angeles based rock/pop band Toto. ... Michael Joseph Porcaro is the bass player in the Grammy award-winning band Toto. ... Steve Porcaro is a keyboardist and composer who was an original member of the rock/pop band, Toto. ... Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was a highly regarded session drummer and a founding member of the Grammy Award winning band Toto. ... For other persons named Simon Phillips, see Simon Phillips (disambiguation). ... Greg Phillinganes in 2007 Greg Phillinganes (born Gregory Arthur Phillinganes on May 12, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) is an active session keyboardist in Los Angeles, California. ... Bobby Kimball (born 29 March 1947,[1] in Orange, Texas)[2] is an American singer best known for being a member of the rock band Toto. ... David Hungate was a bass player noted as a member of Los Angeles area rock band Toto from 1977-1982. ... Dennis Hardy Fergie Frederiksen was the former lead singer for Toto for their Isolation album. ... For other persons named Joseph Williams, see Joseph Williams (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... This article is about the type of musical group. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... 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Contents

Biography

Formation

1982 in London (Porcaro S, John Smith, Kimball, Lukather, Lenny Castro, Porcaro J)
1982 in London (Porcaro S, John Smith, Kimball, Lukather, Lenny Castro, Porcaro J)

Toto formed as a group of six studio musicians in 1977. Prior to the band's formation, the members of Toto were regulars on albums by Steely Dan,[4] Seals and Crofts,[5] Boz Scaggs,[6] Sonny and Cher,[7] and many others, contributing to many of the most popular records of the 1970s. Keyboardist David Paich rose to fame after having co-written and produced Boz Scaggs' Silk Degrees album. Having played on many sessions with drummer Jeff Porcaro, the two began to seriously discuss the possibility of forming their own band. They brought in bassist David Hungate, having played with him on the road with Boz Scaggs. In addition, the duo asked guitarist Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro's brother Steve Porcaro (keyboards), and vocalist Bobby Kimball to join the team. And in 1977, production began on the band's first album. Steely Dan is a Grammy-Award winning American jazz rock band centered on core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. ... Seals and Crofts are Jim Seals (born James Seals, 17 October 1941, Sidney, Texas) and Dash Crofts (born Darrell Crofts, 14 August 1940, Cisco, Texas), a popular soft rock duo in the early 1970s, best-known for their hits Summer Breeze and Diamond Girl. ... Boz Scaggs album cover Boz Scaggs (born William Royce Scaggs, June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Sonny and Cher were an American rock and roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. ... David Paich during a live concert David Paich (born David Frank Paich on June 25, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a session musician from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, keyboard player, vocalist and main composer of the Los Angeles based rock/pop band Toto. ... Silk Degrees is an album released by Boz Scaggs on the Columbia Records label in 1976. ... Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was a highly regarded session drummer and a founding member of the Grammy Award winning band Toto. ... David Hungate was a bass player noted as a member of Los Angeles area rock band Toto from 1977-1982. ... Steve Luke Lukather (born Steven Lee Lukather on October 21, 1957 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA) is an American Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and guitar player, best known for his work with the rock band Toto. ... Steve Porcaro is a keyboardist and composer who was an original member of the rock/pop band, Toto. ... Bobby Kimball (born 29 March 1947,[1] in Orange, Texas)[2] is an American singer best known for being a member of the rock band Toto. ...


Band name and the debut album

Once all of the songs were written, the band came together in the studio to record the album. According to popular myth, in order to distinguish their own demo tapes from other bands' in the studio, Jeff Porcaro wrote the word "Toto" on them. Although one popular rumor is that the name came from Bobby Kimball's "true" last name, 'Toteaux,' this rumor was in fact only a joke popularized by former bassist David Hungate.[8] After the completion of the first album, the band and record were still un-named. David Hungate, after viewing the name on the demo tapes, explained to the group that the word "Toto" in Latin translated to "all-encompassing". Because the band members had played on so many different records and many different musical genres, they adopted the name Toto as their own. The band's name may have elicited a few laughs when they first toured Japan in 1979 and 1980. TOTO is the name of Japan's largest toilet manufacturer.[9] Also, despite their popularity in Africa (largely due to their song of the same name),[citation needed] in Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the band's name in many languages is the same as a slang term for the vagina.[10] The name "Toto" is also well-known as the name of Dorothy's dog in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz books and the famous 1939 film. After its release,Toto hit the charts quickly, earning popularity with the hit single "Hold The Line", as well as "Georgy Porgy", and "I'll Supply the Love." The band garnered international acclaim and was nominated for a Grammy for "Best New Artist". Shortly thereafter, in early 1979, Toto embarked on their first American tour in support of the debut album.[11] David Hungate was a bass player noted as a member of Los Angeles area rock band Toto from 1977-1982. ... TOTO Ltd. ... For other uses, see Toilet (disambiguation). ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a childrens novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... Toto is the first album by the American band Toto. ... Hold The Line was a September 1978 hit single by the american rock group Toto. ... Ill Supply The Love is a song released from Totos first album. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Hydra and Turn Back

Lukather and Kimball live in 2007
Lukather and Kimball live in 2007

At the close of the Toto tour, the band began work on their next album, entitled Hydra, which was released later that year. The album featured the single "99", inspired by George Lucas' cult film THX 1138,[12] which became one of the band's most popular songs. Despite its popularity, however, in 2007, Steve Lukather admitted that he hates "99" and that it's his least favorite Toto song which is why it's no longer performed live.[13] Other singles from Hydra include "St George and the Dragon" and "All Us Boys". The band also released a promotional video for the album's title track, though the song was never released as a single, while "St. George and the Dragon," despite being a single, never had a video. Although Hydra failed to achieve the commercial success of Toto's first release, it still went Gold. Following the album's release, the band began the "Hydra Tour" which featured both American and International dates. The tour lasted from February until June 1980.[11] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 783 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1776 × 1360 pixel, file size: 372 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) from Toto Moondance Jam concert 7/14/07 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 783 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1776 × 1360 pixel, file size: 372 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) from Toto Moondance Jam concert 7/14/07 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this... // Toto can have several meanings: Toto (cat), a cheetah cub seen in episodes of Big Cat Week on BBC. Toto (gorilla), a gorilla taken from the wild in the 1930s and eventually sold to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus TOTO (company), a Japanese manufacturer of bathroom... Hydra is the second full-length album released in 1979 by American rock band Toto. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... THX 1138 was George Lucas first full length movie. ...


In early 1981, Toto released their third album Turn Back. The album was experimental[14] and featured a lot more guitar and less keyboards than their previous two records. Ultimately, Turn Back failed to earn the radio play or critical acclaim of either of the previous two records. The song "Goodbye Elenore" was the only official single released worldwide.[15] Because the release was a commercial disappointment, the band did not tour to promote the record. Turn Back is the third album by the American rock group Toto. ...


Toto IV

Mike Porcaro live
Mike Porcaro live

1982 marked the beginning of Toto's most successful era. After the poor sales of Turn Back, the band were under a lot of pressure from their record company to produce a new smash record. With Toto IV, the band delivered one of the most commercially successful records of the 80s. The album featured the hit singles "Africa" and "Rosanna". The album also made several worldwide charts, bringing the band to new audiences. "Africa" topped the charts in February of 1983 and was a constant presence on radios across the globe, but it was Rosanna that earned the band multiple Grammy nominations. Toto IV was awarded 6 Grammy Awards, including "Record of the Year" for "Rosanna", "Album of the Year" for Toto IV, and "Producer of the Year". In the video for "Rosanna", a young Patrick Swayze can be seen as one of the dancers, and a young Cynthia Rhodes can be seen as the lead dancer. The song was named after Steve Porcaro's ex-girlfriend, actress Rosanna Arquette, but the song itself was not about her, according to writer David Paich.[16] In addition to "Africa" and "Rosanna", Toto IV gained even more success with the release of 3 other singles: "Make Believe", "I Won't Hold You Back", and "Waiting For Your Love". Toto toured throughout 1982 in support of Toto IV,[11] and near the end of the tour, Bobby Kimball broke his leg and was forced to perform seated behind a piano for the remaining shows. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 800 pixel, file size: 87 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Mike Porcaro (Toto) with his bass guitar Photographer: Mark Regemann, Germany (german user Jorainbo2001) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 800 pixel, file size: 87 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Mike Porcaro (Toto) with his bass guitar Photographer: Mark Regemann, Germany (german user Jorainbo2001) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... Toto IV was the fourth album by American pop-rock band Toto, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Still from the promotional video for Africa Africa is a song by 80s rock band Toto. ... Rosanna is a hit song; one of the best known, by 1980s rock band Toto, the opening track from the 1982 album Toto IV. Rosanna won a Record of the Year Grammy Award. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... For the UK music award, see The Record of the Year. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1975. ... Patrick Wayne Swayze (born August 18, 1952) is an American dancer, actor, singer and songwriter. ... Cynthia Rhodes (born November 21, 1956 in Nashville, Tennessee [1]) is an American actress, singer and dancer. ... Steve Porcaro is a keyboardist and composer who was an original member of the rock/pop band, Toto. ... Rosanna Lauren Arquette (born August 10, 1959) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress, film director, and film producer. ... I Wont Hold You Back is a ballad by the American pop-rock band Toto, from their fourth album, Toto IV, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Toto IV was the fourth album by American pop-rock band Toto, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ...


Fergie Frederiksen and Isolation

Subsequent to the Toto IV release, bassist David Hungate left the band to spend more time with his family. Mike Porcaro replaced him on bass and appeared in all the music videos for Toto IV. After the Toto IV tour, lead singer Bobby Kimball was fired due to personal problems between him and the band.[17] Fergie Frederiksen was brought in as the new lead singer after Fergie was introduced to Jeff Porcaro, and the band recorded Isolation, released in November 1984. Although Bobby Kimball sang some portion of the record before leaving, the exact amount is unknown. David Paich says it was a third of the record,[18] Steve Lukather also says it was only 3 or 4 songs,[19] but Bobby Kimball says it was most of the album.[20] The truth is unknown. However, some of Bobby Kimball's background vocals were left on the record. Although still a commercial success, Isolation did not achieve the acclaim of Toto IV and only went Gold. The "Isolation Tour" started and concluded in 1985.[11] David Hungate was a bass player noted as a member of Los Angeles area rock band Toto from 1977-1982. ... Michael Joseph Porcaro is the bass player in the Grammy award-winning band Toto. ... Bobby Kimball (born 29 March 1947,[1] in Orange, Texas)[2] is an American singer best known for being a member of the rock band Toto. ... Dennis Hardy Fergie Frederiksen was the former lead singer for Toto for their Isolation album. ... Isolation is a studio album by Toto, released in November 1984. ... David Paich during a live concert David Paich (born David Frank Paich on June 25, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a session musician from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, keyboard player, vocalist and main composer of the Los Angeles based rock/pop band Toto. ... Steve Luke Lukather (born Steven Lee Lukather on October 21, 1957 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA) is an American Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and guitar player, best known for his work with the rock band Toto. ... Isolation is a studio album by Toto, released in November 1984. ...


Fahrenheit and The Seventh One

David Paich during a live concert
David Paich during a live concert

At the close of the Isolation tour, Fergie Frederiksen was replaced by Joseph Williams. Lukather claimed that the band was not meshing well with Fergie because he had a difficult time recording with them in the studio.[21] The band had an audition for a new lead singer and Joseph Williams, son of famous film composer John Williams was chosen from the individuals that auditioned.[22] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 458 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 785 pixel, file size: 119 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: David Paich (Toto) behind his keyboards Photographer: Mark Regemann, Germany (german user Jorainbo2001) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 458 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 785 pixel, file size: 119 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: David Paich (Toto) behind his keyboards Photographer: Mark Regemann, Germany (german user Jorainbo2001) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it... For other persons named Joseph Williams, see Joseph Williams (disambiguation). ... For other persons named John Williams, see John Williams (disambiguation). ...


With Joseph Williams now on board officially, Toto wrote and recorded Fahrenheit, released in October 1986, which had already been started with Frederiksen handling lead vocals. The track "Could This Be Love" features Fergie on background vocals. Fahrenheit is a studio album by Toto, released in 1986. ...


Fahrenheit was a much softer release for Toto. It featured the hits "I'll Be Over You", "Without Your Love" and an instrumental piece performed with Miles Davis. Furthermore, a then-unknown Paula Abdul appeared as a dancer in the "Till the End" music video. In addition, one of the studio-singers heard in the song "I'll Be Over You" is Michael McDonald. Despite its accolades, however, the album was not received well compared to previous releases and failed to go gold initially.[23] However, after its release, the band embarked on another world tour. After the tour ended in 1987, Steve Porcaro left the band to pursue a career in film and television scoring. The Fahrenheit album eventually went gold on October 3rd, 1994. [24] Ill Be Over You is a hit single by the american band Toto. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, widely considered to be one of the most influential of the 20th century. ... Paula Julie Abdul is an American, multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, actress, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952, in St. ...


Steve Porcaro was never replaced, and Toto decided to continue with only five members. Although Porcaro occasionally assisted the band on synthesizers for their subsequent studio albums. David Paich handled most of the live keyboard work (with keyboard tech John Jessel assisting on certain dates). In 1988, Toto released their next album The Seventh One, featuring Jon Anderson of Yes on its single, "Stop Loving You." The record's other single, "Pamela" also became very popular. The Seventh One, became the band's most successful release since Toto IV, and according to David Paich, the record was supposed to be their comeback record, but personnel changes at the record company saw the album's promotion and advertising money pulled.[25] The band toured from February until July of 1988.[11] The Seventh One is Totos seventh album. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Seventh One is Totos seventh album. ...


Past To Present and Jean-Michel Byron

Steve Lukather
Steve Lukather

Although "The Seventh One Tour" was very successful, at the close of the tour, the band decided to replace lead singer Joseph Williams. During the tour, Joseph lost his voice before many of the performances due to excessive partying and drug-use, and Toto decided that a change needed to be made.[26] Originally, the band wanted to reunite with original vocalist Bobby Kimball to record new songs for a greatest hits record, but the record company instead made them hire Jean-Michel Byron. Byron and Toto recorded 4 new songs which were included on their greatest hits album, Past to Present 1977-1990, released in 1990. Toto then went on a tour titled the "Planet Earth Tour" that lasted from September until December of 1990. Download high resolution version (768x1024, 89 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (768x1024, 89 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Jean-Michel Byron (born Byron DuPlessis) was the South African born lead vocalist for Los Angeles rock legends Toto for their Past to Present project. ...


Shortly into the tour, it became clear that Byron's bizarre on-stage antics would not mesh with Toto's vision for their live shows, and he was subsequently fired.[27] Because many of the fans were so outraged at Byron's stage persona, most of his performance was removed from the subsequent live video release, "Toto Live" and Byron was listed only as a "background singer" in the album credits. All of the live performances of the new songs from Past to Present were removed from the recorded setlist, and the only songs on which Byron appears are "Rosanna" and "Hold The Line" and a few wide shots.[28] The rest of the tracks were sung by Steve Lukather and David Paich.


Death of Jeff Porcaro

Once again without a lead vocalist, guitarist Steve Lukather stepped up to the microphone and became the new lead singer, and the band recorded Kingdom of Desire. Tragedy then struck, however, just prior to the record's release when drummer Jeff Porcaro died. On August 5, 1992, Jeff suffered an allergic reaction due to a pesticide he was using in his garden. Facing the prospect of a tour without Jeff, Toto almost broke up. However, Jeff Porcaro's family asked the band to continue. Simon Phillips was the only drummer ever contacted to replace Jeff Porcaro, since the band knew that Porcaro liked Phillips, and because Lukather had worked with Simon on a previous tour with Santana and Jeff Beck in Japan, 1986. Phillips joined the band, and they went on a tour which they dedicated to Jeff's memory. In 1993, they released a live album called Absolutely Live. For the tour, Steve Lukather would handle a majority of the vocals but some older songs originally sung by Bobby Kimball, Fergie Frederiksen and Joseph Williams were put in the setlist and sung by new backup singers hired for the tour: John James, Donna McDaniels, and Jenny Douglas McRae. John sang "Stop Loving You" and Bobby's part on "Rosanna". Donna sang "Home Of The Brave" and "Angel Don't Cry", and Jenny sang "Hold The Line". Steve Luke Lukather (born Steven Lee Lukather on October 21, 1957 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA) is an American Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and guitar player, best known for his work with the rock band Toto. ... Kingdom of Desire is a studio album by Toto, released on May 11, 1993. ... Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was a highly regarded session drummer and a founding member of the Grammy Award winning band Toto. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Allergy is an abnormal reaction to a substance foreign to the body that is acquired, predictable and rapid. ... A pesticide is a substance or mixture of substances used for preventing, controlling, or lessening the damage caused by a pest. ... For other persons named Simon Phillips, see Simon Phillips (disambiguation). ... Santana (originally the Santana Blues Band) is a flexible number of musicians accompanying Carlos Santana since the late 1960s. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ...


At the close of the tour, the band performed the Tribute to Jeff Porcaro Concert in Los Angeles. It featured Toto as well as Don Henley, Eddie Van Halen, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Boz Scaggs, James Newton Howard, Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, and many more, and a special appearance by George Harrison. At the close of the tour, the band took a break to pursue individual projects as well as to keep up their session schedules. Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band Eagles. ... Edward Lodewijk Eddie Van Halen (born January 26, 1955)[1], is a Dutch-American guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen. ... Donald Jay Fagen (born January 10, 1948 in Passaic, New Jersey) is an American musician and songwriter, best known as co-writer, co-founder, singer, and pianist with the jazz-rock band Steely Dan. ... Walter Carl Becker (born February 20, 1950 in New York, New York) is the guitarist (and sometimes electric bassist) half of the duo at the core of the jazz-rock group Steely Dan. ... Boz Scaggs album cover Boz Scaggs (born William Royce Scaggs, June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... This article is about James Howard, the composer. ... Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952, in St. ... Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary and pop/rock singer, songwriter and record producer. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ...


Simon Phillips and Tambu

In 1995, Toto regrouped and recorded Tambu, their first album with Simon Phillips. A departure from Toto's polished, almost over-produced sound of the late 1970s and 1980s, Tambu was a very organic release and featured the single "I Will Remember" which received moderate radio play. Other singles released were "Drag Him To The Roof" and "The Turning Point". Tambu also featured John James and Jenny Douglas McRae as session singers on some of the tracks. Jenny also sang lead on the album's bonus track "Blackeye" and also in a duet with Steve Lukather on "Baby He's Your Man". The album did not sell well in the United States and the planned second single "Baby He's Your Man" ended up being cancelled.[29] Unlike the domestic disappointment, however, Tambu sold 600,000 copies worldwide. Tambu is a studio album by Toto released in May 1995. ...


The "Tambu Tour" proved to be another successful tour, although there were no North American dates. Simon Phillips suffered from a back problem so Gregg Bissonette had to fill in for him during the first leg of the tour in 1995. The tour concluded in 1996. The rest of the tour personnel remained the same, with the exception of Donna McDaniels who left in 1994 shortly after the "Night of the Proms" performances. The song "Hold The Line" was now sung as a duet between Jenny and John.[30] Gregg Bissonette, (born June 9th, 1959, Detroit, Michigan) is an American drummer. ...


Bobby Kimball's return

1997 marked the band's 20th Anniversary, and in order to commemorate it, David Paich and Steve Lukather started to go through several old tapes and demos for a special record of unreleased songs. In 1998, they released Toto XX with the single "Goin Home." Toto went on a small promotional tour with former members Bobby Kimball, Steve Porcaro, and Joseph Williams. See also: 1997 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1997 Record labels established in 1997 // January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou... Toto XX is a studio album by Toto to celebrate their 20th anniversary. ... Bobby Kimball (born 29 March 1947,[1] in Orange, Texas)[2] is an American singer best known for being a member of the rock band Toto. ... Steve Porcaro is a keyboardist and composer who was an original member of the rock/pop band, Toto. ... For other persons named Joseph Williams, see Joseph Williams (disambiguation). ...


After the "Toto XX Tour", Bobby Kimball rejoined the band as lead singer after 15 years. The band released Mindfields in early 1999 and embarked on the "Reunion Tour", touring worldwide and returning to the United States for the first time in 6 years. The new album featured 3 singles, "Melanie", "Cruel", and "Mad About You", a song co-written by David Paich and former Toto vocalist Joseph Williams. Later that year, a live album titled Livefields was released. The tour officially concluded in 2000 but the band played a few shows throughout 2001. David Paich briefly took a break from touring in 2000, so Jeff Babko filled in on keyboards.[31] David Paich began to tour again with Toto in 2001. Mindfields is a 1999 album by the American pop/rock/prog band Toto. ... Livefields is a live album by the band Toto. ...


Toto's 25th Anniversary

In 2002, in celebration of Toto's 25th Anniversary, the band released Through the Looking Glass, a covers album which paid tribute to the band's musical influences such as Bob Marley, Steely Dan, George Harrison and Elton John. Two singles were released, Could You Be Loved, a Bob Marley cover, and While My Guitar Gently Weeps, a Beatles cover. The album was not a commercial success, and many fans were upset about the release, and thought that the band should have written new material instead.[32] However, the record gave the band material to promote their "25th Anniversary Tour", which started in 2002 and concluded in 2003. After the tour, Toto released a live album and DVD of the show titled Live in Amsterdam. Both the live album and the DVD were released in late 2003. Steve Lukather himself was critical of his performance at this concert.[33] Through the Looking Glass is the 10th album by the American Band Toto. ... 25th Anniversary: Live in Amsterdam is a live album by Toto, released in 2003, in the 25th anniversary of the band. ...


Greg Phillinganes and David Paich's semi-retirement

David Paich & Toto in 2004, one of his last shows
David Paich & Toto in 2004, one of his last shows

Beginning in June 2003, near the end of their "25th Anniversary Tour", David Paich took a leave of absence from touring to spend time with a sick family member. Steve Lukather, known also for his humor, released a fake story that keyboardist David Paich was actually undertaking a sex-change operation and would become "Davida". The story was posted on the band's website, and was picked up by media all over the world. Although the fans found it funny, many people were offended, and Lukather apologized for his post and all references to the joke were removed from the website.[34] Veteran keyboardist Greg Phillinganes filled in for Paich for the rest of the tour. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... David Paich during a live concert David Paich (born David Frank Paich on June 25, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a session musician from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, keyboard player, vocalist and main composer of the Los Angeles based rock/pop band Toto. ... Steve Luke Lukather (born Steven Lee Lukather on October 21, 1957 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA) is an American Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and guitar player, best known for his work with the rock band Toto. ... David Paich during a live concert David Paich (born David Frank Paich on June 25, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a session musician from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, keyboard player, vocalist and main composer of the Los Angeles based rock/pop band Toto. ... Greg Phillinganes in 2007 Greg Phillinganes (born Gregory Arthur Phillinganes on May 12, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) is an active session keyboardist in Los Angeles, California. ...


In late 2003, Toto headlined Night of the Proms for 2 months straight. David returned but was only able to play for a few weeks before he had to leave again, so Greg once again filled in for the remainder of the shows. In early 2004, the band embarked on a small world tour that went throughout all of 2004 as well as 2005. David Paich only occasionally appeared with Greg playing at a majority of the shows. In 2005, Greg was asked to permanently join the band, and David Paich then retired from touring. David Paich is still a member of Toto, however, as he records and produces on all of Toto's releases.[35] For the BBC concerts, see The Proms. ...


Falling In Between and Falling In Between Live

In early 2006, Toto released Falling In Between, their first album of new material since 1999. The release featured extensive keyboard work from Steve Porcaro and a duet with Joseph Williams on the first single, "Bottom of Your Soul". The album received very positive reviews from both critics and fans, some reviews even saying it's the best Toto album since Toto IV.[36] Following the record's release, Toto embarked on an extensive world-wide tour. The tour began in 2006, and continued into 2007 with the second leg of the "Falling In Between Tour". The 2007 tour featured Leland Sklar filling in for Mike Porcaro on bass, due to an undisclosed illness. The second leg featured extensive dates in both Europe and the United States, including an appearance at the 2007 Moondance Jam in Walker, Minnesota. Former singer, Fergie Frederiksen made a guest appearance at the Minneapolis, USA date on May 5, 2007[37] and Joseph Williams, also made a few guest appearances with the band in June 2007.[38] Falling In Between is the latest release by veteran American rock musicians, Toto. ... Leland Lee Bruce Sklar (born May 28, 1947, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American bass player, singer and composer. ... Moondance Jam is an annual classic rock festival held in mid-July in the Leech Lake/Chippewa National Forest Area near Walker, Minnesota. ... Walker is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 1,069 at the 2000 census. ... Dennis Hardy Fergie Frederiksen was the former lead singer for Toto for their Isolation album. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other persons named Joseph Williams, see Joseph Williams (disambiguation). ...


Toto has recently released a 2-CD set, Falling In Between Live to commemorate the tour. This live set marks the fourth for the band, following 1993's "Absolutely Live", 1999's "Livefields", and 2003's "Live In Amsterdam".


For 2008, a companion DVD of the show was released, which was recorded in Paris in March 2007.


2008: Toto breaks up

After a period of rumours and some allusions, on 5 June 2008 Steve Lukather made an offical announcement on his website stevelukather.net, stating: The fact is yes I have left Toto. There is no more Toto. Lukather further stated that after 31 years of recording, producing and playing with TOTO without even missing one single gig, he couldn't do it anymore: I just can't do it anymore and at 50 years old I wanted to start over and give it one last try on my own. With Lukather being the only original member left in the band (Bobby Kimball was also an original member, but was out of the band from 1984-1999) there was no other option than to call TOTO a quit. As the main motivation for his decision, Lukather said: When Dave retired that was REAL hard for me 'cause we started the band together. Hell, it's 35 years if you count High School where the core all met. When Mike fell ill and had to leave that was it for me. If there isn't a Paich or at least one Porcaro how can we even call it Toto? The frontman of TOTO also stated: Honestly, I have just had enough. This is NOT a break. It is over. I really can't go out and play Hold The Line with a straight face anymore. The break-up of TOTO after 31 years received mixed reactions from the fans, but in general the decision was understood and many agreed with Lukather's reasons to quit the band.


On 5 April 2008, TOTO played what would be their last show ever, in Seoul, as a part of their Falling In Between Live tour. This left lots of fans without a real farewell tour.


In their 31 years of excistence, TOTO sold almost 30 million records, scored a worldwide number 1 hit (with the song 'Africa') and some top-10 hits. TOTO did over 10 world tours and many smaller tours which consistently sold out everywhere but in the US. The band and its individual members worked with and wrote for artists such as Michael Jackson, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, Santana, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Larry Carlton, Chicago, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and hundreds more. Those accomplishments would state TOTO as a huge influence in the music scene, especially in the eighties, and have left their mark in the history of contemporary music in general. For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Boz Scaggs album cover Boz Scaggs (born William Royce Scaggs, June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Steely Dan is a Grammy-Award winning American jazz rock band centered on core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. ... Santana during concert in Barcelona 2003 Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a famous Mexican rock and roll guitarist, originally from Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, widely considered to be one of the most influential of the 20th century. ... For the past three decades, Larry Carlton has been one of the nations most sought-after jazz guitarists, dividing his recording time between solo recordings and session appearances with more popular bands. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... Steven Steve Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. ... Joseph Satch Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. ...


Band members

For more details on this topic, see Toto band members.

The following is a complete chronology of the various lineups of Toto, from the groups inception in 1976 until the present. ...

Official bandmembers

Steve Lukather in 2007
Steve Lukather in 2007

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Tour musicians

Steve Lukather and Greg Phillinganes live in 2007
Steve Lukather and Greg Phillinganes live in 2007
  • Tony Spinner - Backup guitar, vocals (1999–2008)
  • Leland Sklar - Bass guitar (Filling in for Mike Porcaro in 2007-2008)
  • Ricky Lawson - Drums, percussion (Filled in for Simon Philips in late 2003)
  • Jeff Babko - Keyboards (Filled in for David Paich in 2000)
  • Jean-Michel Byron - Vocals (1989–1990)
  • John Jessel - Backup Keyboards/Backup Vocals (1991-2003)
  • Buddy Hyatt - Backup Vocals/Percussion (1999)
  • Gregg Bissonette - Drums (Filled in for Simon Phillips in late 1995)
  • Jenny Douglas McRae - Backup Vocals (1990–1997)
  • John James - Backup Vocals (1992–1997)
  • Donna McDaniels - Backup Vocals (1992–1994)
  • Chris Trujillo - Percussion (1990-1993)
  • Denny Dias - Backup Guitar (1991)
  • Fred White - Backup Vocals (1991)
  • Jackie McGhee - Backup Vocals (1990–1991)
  • Luis Conté - Percussion (1988)
  • Warren Ham - Backup Vocals (1986–1988)
  • Ralph Rickert - Horns/Backup vocals (1986-1987)
  • Paulette Brown - Backup Vocals (1985-1987)
  • Scott Page - Saxophones/Backup Vocals (1985)
  • James Newton Howard - Backup Keyboards (1982)
  • Timothy B. Schmit - Backup Vocals (1982)
  • Keith Landry - Backup Guitar/Backup Vocals (1980)
  • Tom Kelly - Backup Guitar/Backup Vocals (1979)

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Discography

Studio albums

Bobby Kimball in 2007
Bobby Kimball in 2007
  1. 1978 - Toto US #9, UK #37 (RIAA: 2x Platinum)
  2. 1979 - Hydra US #37 (RIAA: Gold)
  3. 1981 - Turn Back US #41
  4. 1982 - Toto IV US #4, UK #4 (RIAA: 3x Platinum)
  5. 1984 - Isolation US #42, UK #67 (RIAA: Gold)
  6. 1986 - Fahrenheit US #40, UK #99 (RIAA: Gold)
  7. 1988 - The Seventh One US #64, UK #73
  8. 1992 - Kingdom of Desire
  9. 1995 - Tambu
  10. 1998 - Toto XX (previously unreleased tracks)
  11. 1999 - Mindfields
  12. 2002 - Through the Looking Glass (tribute album)
  13. 2006 - Falling In Between

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Compilations, live albums, and soundtracks

  1. 1984 Dune US #168 (original motion picture soundtrack, remastered and re-released in 1997 and 2001)
  2. 1990 Past to Present 1977-1990 US #153 ('best of' compilation with 4 new tracks) (Platinum)
  3. 1993 Absolutely Live
  4. 1996 Legend (best of compilation)
  5. 1999 Livefields
  6. 2002 Greatest Hits...And More
  7. 2003 Live in Amsterdam
  8. 2007 Falling In Between Live
  9. 2008 The Collection (first seven albums boxed)

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Singles

Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather
Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather
Simon Philips live in 2007
Simon Philips live in 2007
Steve Lukather live
Steve Lukather live
Bobby Kimball live
Bobby Kimball live
Year Title US UK GER Album
1978 Hold the Line 5 14 23 Toto
1978 I'll Supply the Love 45 - - Toto
1978 Georgy Porgy 48 - - Toto
1979 St. George and the Dragon - - - Hydra
1979 99 26 - - Hydra
1979 All Us Boys - - - Hydra
1981 Goodbye Elenore - - - Turn Back
1982 Rosanna 2 12 24 Toto IV
1982 Make Believe 30 - 70 Toto IV
1982 Africa 1 3 14 Toto IV
1983 I Won't Hold You Back 10 37 - Toto IV
1983 Waiting for Your Love 73 - - Toto IV
1984 Stranger in Town 30 - - Isolation
1984 Angel Don't Cry - - - Isolation
1985 Holyanna 71 - - Isolation
1985 How Does It Feel - - - Isolation
1985 Endless - - - Isolation
1986 I'll Be Over You 11 - - Fahrenheit
1986 Without Your Love 38 - - Fahrenheit
1987 Till The End - - - Fahrenheit
1987 Could This Be Love - - - Fahrenheit
1988 Pamela 22 - - The Seventh One
1988 Stop Loving You - - - The Seventh One
1988 Straight for the Heart - - - The Seventh One
1988 Mushanga - - - The Seventh One
1990 Out of Love - - - Past to Present 1977-1990
1990 Can You Hear What I'm Saying - - - Past to Present 1977-1990
1992 Don't Chain My Heart - - - Kingdom of Desire
1992 Only You - - - Kingdom of Desire
1992 2 Hearts - - - Kingdom of Desire
1992 The Other Side - - - Kingdom of Desire
1995 I Will Remember - 64 82 Tambu
1995 If You Belong to Me - - - Tambu
1995 Just Can't Get to You - - - Tambu
1996 Drag Him to the Roof - - - Tambu
1996 The Other End of Time - - - Tambu
1996 The Turning Point - - - Tambu
1998 Goin' Home - - 99 Toto XX
1999 Mad About You - - - Mindfields
1999 Melanie - - - Mindfields
1999 Cruel - - - Mindfields
2002 Could You Be Loved - - - Through the Looking Glass
2002 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - - - Through the Looking Glass
2006 Bottom of Your Soul - - - Falling In Between

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Image File history File links Size of this preview: 460 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 781 pixel, file size: 69 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Bobby Kimball (Toto), singing Photographer: Mark Regemann, Germany (german user Jorainbo2001) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at... Hold The Line was a September 1978 hit single by the american rock group Toto. ... Toto is the first album by the American band Toto. ... Ill Supply The Love is a song released from Totos first album. ... Toto is the first album by the American band Toto. ... Toto is the first album by the American band Toto. ... Hydra is the second full-length album released in 1979 by American rock band Toto. ... 99 (You And I) is the new single by Fightstar, though they have announced that it isnt going to appear on their second album, which is an eagerly anticipated follow up to 2006s Grand Unification. ... Hydra is the second full-length album released in 1979 by American rock band Toto. ... Hydra is the second full-length album released in 1979 by American rock band Toto. ... Turn Back is the third album by the American rock group Toto. ... Rosanna is a hit song; one of the best known, by 1980s rock band Toto, the opening track from the 1982 album Toto IV. Rosanna won a Record of the Year Grammy Award. ... Toto IV was the fourth album by American pop-rock band Toto, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Toto IV was the fourth album by American pop-rock band Toto, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Africa is a song by 80s rock band Toto about a young mans mystical journey through Africa. ... Toto IV was the fourth album by American pop-rock band Toto, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... I Wont Hold You Back is a ballad by the American pop-rock band Toto, from their fourth album, Toto IV, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Toto IV was the fourth album by American pop-rock band Toto, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Toto IV was the fourth album by American pop-rock band Toto, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Isolation is a studio album by Toto, released in November 1984. ... Isolation is a studio album by Toto, released in November 1984. ... Isolation is a studio album by Toto, released in November 1984. ... Isolation is a studio album by Toto, released in November 1984. ... Spoiler warning: The pages linked below discuss events which occur in The Sandman, and give away plot points that could spoil your enjoyment of the series if you have not yet read it. ... Isolation is a studio album by Toto, released in November 1984. ... Ill Be Over You is a hit single by the american band Toto. ... Fahrenheit is a studio album by Toto, released in 1986. ... Fahrenheit is a studio album by Toto, released in 1986. ... Fahrenheit is a studio album by Toto, released in 1986. ... Fahrenheit is a studio album by Toto, released in 1986. ... Pamela is a pop rock song written by David Paich and Joseph Williams for the 1988 Toto album The Seventh One. ... The Seventh One is Totos seventh album. ... The Seventh One is Totos seventh album. ... The Seventh One is Totos seventh album. ... Mushanga is a song created by the American pop/rock band Toto. ... The Seventh One is Totos seventh album. ... Kingdom of Desire is a studio album by Toto, released on May 11, 1993. ... Kingdom of Desire is a studio album by Toto, released on May 11, 1993. ... Kingdom of Desire is a studio album by Toto, released on May 11, 1993. ... Kingdom of Desire is a studio album by Toto, released on May 11, 1993. ... Tambu is a studio album by Toto released in May 1995. ... Tambu is a studio album by Toto released in May 1995. ... Tambu is a studio album by Toto released in May 1995. ... Tambu is a studio album by Toto released in May 1995. ... Tambu is a studio album by Toto released in May 1995. ... Tambu is a studio album by Toto released in May 1995. ... Toto XX is a studio album by Toto to celebrate their 20th anniversary. ... Mindfields is a 1999 album by the American pop/rock/prog band Toto. ... Mindfields is a 1999 album by the American pop/rock/prog band Toto. ... Mindfields is a 1999 album by the American pop/rock/prog band Toto. ... Could You Be Loved is a famous song by Bob Marley and the Wailers. ... Through the Looking Glass is the 10th album by the American Band Toto. ... While My Guitar Gently Weeps is a rock song by The Beatles from the double album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). ... Through the Looking Glass is the 10th album by the American Band Toto. ... Bottom of Your Soul is a song by the American pop/Rock band Toto. ... Falling In Between is the latest release by veteran American rock musicians, Toto. ...

References

  1. ^ Toto99 Band History
  2. ^ Steve Lukather interview
  3. ^ Toto99 Band History
  4. ^ Steely Dan Album Information
  5. ^ Seals and Crofts album information
  6. ^ Silk Degrees album information
  7. ^ Sonny and Cher information
  8. ^ Robert's Toto Homepage
  9. ^ Toto Toilets
  10. ^ Ghana Unofficial Dictionary
  11. ^ a b c d e Toto Tourdate Information
  12. ^ Toto Encyclopedia
  13. ^ Steve Lukather Interview 2007
  14. ^ Steve Lukather Official Site
  15. ^ Turn Back album page
  16. ^ 1988 Interview
  17. ^ Steve Lukather Interview 2005
  18. ^ David Paich interview 2002
  19. ^ Steve Lukather interview 2004
  20. ^ Bobby Kimball Encyclopedia
  21. ^ Steve Lukather interview 1998
  22. ^ 1986 Interview
  23. ^ Fahrenheit on Allmusic.com
  24. ^ http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH
  25. ^ David Paich interview, August 2006
  26. ^ Steve Lukather Interview 2005
  27. ^ Past to Present Info
  28. ^ Live In Paris 1990
  29. ^ Toto Singles Information
  30. ^ Toto Guest Musicians Page
  31. ^ Jeff Babko Profile
  32. ^ Steve Lukather interview 2004
  33. ^ Steve Lukather interview 2004
  34. ^ News post, Undercover.com, 2003
  35. ^ Band Member Page
  36. ^ Simon Phillips interview 2006
  37. ^ Toto Concert Reviews
  38. ^ Joseph Williams Official Site

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Steve Luke Lukather (born Steven Lee Lukather on October 21, 1957 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA) is an American Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and guitar player, best known for his work with the rock band Toto. ... Bobby Kimball (born 29 March 1947,[1] in Orange, Texas)[2] is an American singer best known for being a member of the rock band Toto. ... Michael Joseph Porcaro is the bass player in the Grammy award-winning band Toto. ... For other persons named Simon Phillips, see Simon Phillips (disambiguation). ... David Paich during a live concert David Paich (born David Frank Paich on June 25, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a session musician from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, keyboard player, vocalist and main composer of the Los Angeles based rock/pop band Toto. ... Greg Phillinganes in 2007 Greg Phillinganes (born Gregory Arthur Phillinganes on May 12, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) is an active session keyboardist in Los Angeles, California. ... David Hungate was a bass player noted as a member of Los Angeles area rock band Toto from 1977-1982. ... Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was a highly regarded session drummer and a founding member of the Grammy Award winning band Toto. ... Steve Porcaro is a keyboardist and composer who was an original member of the rock/pop band, Toto. ... Dennis Hardy Fergie Frederiksen was the former lead singer for Toto for their Isolation album. ... For other persons named Joseph Williams, see Joseph Williams (disambiguation). ... Jean-Michel Byron (born Byron DuPlessis) was the South African born lead vocalist for Los Angeles rock legends Toto for their Past to Present project. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Toto is the first album by the American band Toto. ... Hydra is the second full-length album released in 1979 by American rock band Toto. ... Turn Back is the third album by the American rock group Toto. ... Toto IV was the fourth album by American pop-rock band Toto, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Isolation is a studio album by Toto, released in November 1984. ... Fahrenheit is a studio album by Toto, released in 1986. ... The Seventh One is Totos seventh album. ... Kingdom of Desire is a studio album by Toto, released on May 11, 1993. ... Tambu is a studio album by Toto released in May 1995. ... Mindfields is a 1999 album by the American pop/rock/prog band Toto. ... Through the Looking Glass is the 10th album by the American Band Toto. ... Falling In Between is the latest release by veteran American rock musicians, Toto. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... A live album – commonly contrasted with a studio album – is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Dune is an original soundtrack by Toto for the film of the same name, released in December 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Toto XX is a studio album by Toto to celebrate their 20th anniversary. ... Livefields is a live album by the band Toto. ... 25th Anniversary: Live in Amsterdam is a live album by Toto, released in 2003, in the 25th anniversary of the band. ... The Essential Toto is a greatest hits album released by Toto in 2003. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Hold The Line was a September 1978 hit single by the american rock group Toto. ... Rosanna is a hit song; one of the best known, by 1980s rock band Toto, the opening track from the 1982 album Toto IV. Rosanna won a Record of the Year Grammy Award. ... Still from the promotional video for Africa Africa is a song by 80s rock band Toto. ... I Wont Hold You Back is a ballad by the American pop-rock band Toto, from their fourth album, Toto IV, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Ill Be Over You is a hit single by the american band Toto. ... Pamela is a pop rock song written by David Paich and Joseph Williams for the 1988 Toto album The Seventh One. ...


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Toto (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1362 words)
Toto (IPA pronunciation: [toto]) is an American rock/pop/prog band which had their greatest commercial success in the 1980s.
Toto was formed in Los Angeles in 1977 (see 1977 in music) by David Paich, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, brothers Steve and Jeff Porcaro, and David Hungate, the son of former United States Congressman and United States District Court Judge William L. Hungate.
The Seventh One, Albun by Toto - 1988
Bobby Kimball - Official Website - Interviews (1703 words)
The band seems to be better than ever now and it will always be a pleasure to sing with a "one of a kind band" like Toto.
TOTO always was and still is a very special band, very different from all other kinds of groups with very special fans also.
As for the Toto fans, you can expect that when the next Toto CD comes out, it will be a very memorable one and probably one of the best efforts of the band to date.
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