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Toto

Toto was formed in Los Angeles in 1978 by David Paich (b. June 21, 1954, Los Angeles; keyboards, vocals), Steve Lukather (b. October 21, 1957, Los Angeles; guitar, vocals), Bobby Kimball (b. Robert Troy Kimball, March 29, 1947, Vinton, LA; vocals), Steve Porcaro (b. September 2, 1957, Connecticut; keyboards), David Hungate (b. Texas; bass), and Jeff Porcaro (b. April 1, 1954, Hartford, CT; d. August 5, 1992, Hidden Hills, CA; drums). Paich was the son of arranger Marty Paich; the Porcaros were the sons of percussionist Joe Porcaro. The bandmembers had met in high school and at studio sessions in the 1970s, when they became some of the busiest session musicians in the music business. Paich, Hungate, and Jeff Porcaro wrote songs for and performed on Silk Degrees, the multi-million-selling 1976 album that combined pop, rock, and disco elements into a slick combination which heavily influenced mainstream pop music.

Toto released its self-titled debut album in October 1978, and it hit the Top Ten, sold two-million copies, and spawned the gold Top Ten single "Hold the Line." The gold-selling Hydra (October 1979) and Turn Back (January 1981) were less successful, but Toto IV (April 1982) was a multi-platinum Top Ten hit, featuring the number-one hit "Africa" and the Top Tens "Rosanna" (about Lukather's girlfriend, movie star Rosanna Arquette) and "I Won't Hold You Back." At the 1982 Grammys, "Rosanna" won awards for Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance, and Best Instrumental Arrangement With Vocal; and Toto IV won awards for Album of the Year, Best Engineered Recording, and Best Producer (the group). In 1984, a third Porcaro brother, Mike (b. May 29, 1955), joined the group on bass, replacing Hungate. Then lead singer Kimball quit and was replaced by Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen (b. May 15, 1951, Wyoming, MI).

Toto's fifth album, Isolation (November 1984), went gold, but was a commercial disappointment. Frederiksen was replaced by Joseph Williams (b. Santa Monica), the son of the conductor/composer John Williams, for Fahrenheit (August 1986). Steve Porcaro quit in 1988, prior to the release of The Seventh One. In 1990, Jean-Michel Byron replaced Williams for the new recordings on Past to Present 1977-1990, then left, as Lukather became the group's lead singer. Jeff Porcaro died of a heart attack in 1992, but was featured on the group's next album, Kingdom of Desire. By this time, Toto was far more popular in Japan and Europe than at home. The group added British drummer Simon Phillips. Tambu, released in Europe in the late fall of 1995, appeared in the U.S. in June 1996. For 1999's Mindfields, Bobby Kimball returned to the lineup after a 15-year absence. The group members continued to do session work during the band's tenure, contributing significantly to the sound of mainstream pop/rock in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi
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Great band of my time!
Love toto!!
Toto!!!!!
pjz54321
One of the all time greatest bands!
Jim Peterick was a great friend to the band, was never a part of the band. He does have a recent recording with Fergie Frederiksen on Utube that has done very well - a goodbye swan song to our sons. Fergie passed at age 62 on January 18th 2014 & The Grammy's included him in the memorial section of the show -

I am a certified band wife & former Mrs Fergie
Rest in peace My Fergie - Shellie
I love this song 100% and I love ToTo foever and ever
A sad song from when my high school sweetheart broke up me and our 5 year anniversary :-(
I love this son and also we love TOTO music
It reminds me of some movies I have watch, with this song playing.
Jeff Porcaro...se c o n d to none! Simply the best!
Love Toto!!!!!
All I can think of is Joe and Bonnie from Family Guy....
hadlockcarol e
Love Toto!
I love Make Believe, it bring back so many memories.
saw them live in Santa Barbara, CA in 1979 when Hydra was released, awesome show in an awesome venue!
I love ,love toto song Africa
I love Toto forever and ever
still love 'em......
That was really cool. Those guys just stood off to the side outplaying everybody else.
Steve and Peter jamming on the Beatles stuff was great, along with Don Was and co. Kenny Aronoff, also one of the best studio drummers of all time, plays with everyone it seems.
johnmargie6
You know this group is made of PASSION! Pudding Pie.....
Love, love, love this group
I love this song and I loved when Jimmy and Jt sang it in summer camp LOL
Leah
Awesome song
Saw them live in Detroit August 2013 with Simon Phillips on drums. Musicians at their finest! Steve Lukather is an awesome guitarist!
I remember- 1980 I think- working at McDonald's after hours, hearing this on the radio. Good song, Africa even better!
tab2860
Was Jim peterick in the band at one time??
jeconfer9
Love Some TOTO these guys remind me of when I was a kid incredible!
lkistler_phm
Africa, Hold the Line, I won't hold you Back, 99...what a great catalog of songs they had! I listened to them in high school and college, and in later years I cranked it on the radio if a Toto tune happened to be played.

About a year ago, students in my school's choir performed Africa with their spring concert. The kids loved it and re-discovere d a tune from their parents' youth!
rbeach88
toto, I don't think we are listening to Kansas anymore...
Toto in the 70's with this big hit 4 them Hold the line was on the charts for awhile!!!! Great Song
Love Toto, bring back memories when I was back in school.
Seems like yesterday when I hear Toto
char7ieboy
TOTO IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE 80's BAND. THE SONG AFRICA IS MY FAVORITE...
Where is Hydra? It was by far their best album.
These songs bring back some great high school memories
Listen to hydra and turn it up. One of their heavier ones where Luke does what he does best. Great guitarist and very underated such is the album. My favorite.
tdjrem2
"HOLD THE LINE "bobbing head and air drumming with a little piano
Totally Awesome:) Love The Music:) I Love Soft Rock!
This jamming!htow n !
Camp refugee american dad!
80's music was all about the music!!!!
I'm finding a lot of songs from the 50's to 90's
Oh love it!!!!!!!!
Toto is one of my favorite bands and they are still rocking,
Great 80's song!
Years ago, as a young teacher, I loved Hold the Line so much that I taught the song to my 5th grade choir class. Wish you guys could have heard them--now, I wish I could hear them, too, singing their little hearts out with Hold the Line! Didn't think to record them, iphones were not in existence then........ . . . . . s j p
Manten la linea ,in spanish. Cool song, 80' the best.
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