Toto

Genres: Foreign Films Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rock classic rock 80s progressive rock pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

The experienced Los Angeles, USA-based session team of David Paich (25 June 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA; keyboards, vocals, son of Marty Paich), Jeff Porcaro (b. Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro, 1 April 1954, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, d. 5 August 1992, Holden Hills, California, USA; drums), Steve Lukather (b. Steven Lee Lukather, 21 October 1957, San Fernando Valley, California, USA; guitar), Steve Porcaro (b. Steven Maxwell Porcaro, 2 September 1957, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; keyboards, vocals) and David Hungate (b. Texas, USA; bass) decided in 1976 to begin functioning in their own right after years of blithe dedication to the music of others on tour and disc. They brought in Louisiana-based singer Bobby Kimball (b. Robert Troy Kimball, 29 March 1947, Orange, Texas, USA) to complete the line-up of Toto, a name chosen to encompass the band’s collective abilities.

The band signed a contract with Columbia Records and managed to persuade...

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