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« on: July 09, 2017, 09:05:50 PM »
Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Los Angeles. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams (lead vocals), David Paich (keyboards, vocals), Steve Porcaro (keyboards), Steve Lukather (guitars, vocals), plus touring members Lenny Castro (percussion), Warren Ham (saxophone), Shem von Schroeck (bass) and Shannon Forrest (drums). Toto is known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, blues, and jazz.

David Paich and Jeff Porcaro had played together as session musicians on several albums and decided to form a band. David Hungate, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro and Bobby Kimball were recruited before their first album release. The band enjoyed great commercial success in the late 1970s and 1980s, beginning with the band's eponymous debut released in 1978. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Toto IV (1982), Toto became one of the best-selling music groups of their era.

Widely known for the Top 5 hits "Hold the Line", "Rosanna", and "Africa", the makeup of the group continues to evolve. Hungate left in 1982 followed by Kimball in 1984 but rejoined the band in 1998 until 2008. Jeff Porcaro died in 1992 of a heart attack. Hungate rejoined Toto as a touring musician and later a band member. In 2008, Lukather announced his departure from the band, and the remaining band members later went their separate ways. In the summer of 2010, Toto reformed and went on a short European tour, with a new lineup, to benefit Mike Porcaro, who had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and was no longer an active member of the band. Porcaro died in 2015.[1]

The band have released 17 studio albums, and have sold over 40 million records worldwide.[2] The group was honored with several Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.[3]

Here is some of their work:

Toto - Africa     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQbiNvZqaY&list=PLyNIUJIA6jp58gmBKIUQ5zh4UWRxQtXKe

Toto - Hold The Line      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htgr3pvBr-I&index=2&list=PLyNIUJIA6jp58gmBKIUQ5zh4UWRxQtXKe

Toto - Rosanna     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmOLtTGvsbM&list=PLyNIUJIA6jp58gmBKIUQ5zh4UWRxQtXKe&index=3

Toto - Georgy Porgy     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWIgEtkE3GA&list=PLyNIUJIA6jp58gmBKIUQ5zh4UWRxQtXKe&index=8

Toto - 99      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhw-XlTMB5I&list=PLyNIUJIA6jp58gmBKIUQ5zh4UWRxQtXKe&index=12

Toto - I'll Be Over You      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7XhWUDj-Ts



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Re: ToTo
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 02:15:50 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 08:33:56 PM »
Toto to call it a career after forty years following the conclusion of the 40th anniversary tour at the Met in Philadelphia this Sunday according to Steve Lukather

 http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/lehigh-valley-music/mc-ent-toto-farewell-the-met-philly-20191016-36d5czgwqfgjzi6ohbns6cgsp4-story.html

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 10:08:07 PM »
Steve Lukather and Ringo Starr Rosanna / Africa / Hold The Line (Featuring Mark Rivera) (Live)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FRcR7tzib8

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 04:08:17 PM »
Steve Lukather and Ringo Starr Rosanna / Africa / Hold The Line (Featuring Mark Rivera) (Live)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FRcR7tzib8

Great Toto medley here also. Ringo always gets some great talent for these All Star lineups.