Like a founding person in the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling rock-band Toto, songwriter/keyboardist Steve Porcaro had huge pop hits with “Contain the Collection,” “Rosanna,” and “Make Believe.” He also co-wrote “Human being Character” on Michael Jackson’s 30 million-selling Thriller recording. Other members from the music group had been his brothers Jeff Porcaro and Mike Porcaro, David Paich, David Hungate, Steve Luthaker, Bobby Kimball, Fergie Fredericksen, and Joseph Williams. Toto also became in-demand program music artists, playing on several records. Created in Connecticut, Porcaro’s musical origins operate deep in his family members tree. He began acquiring piano lessons when he was four yrs . old, though while we were young he spent lots of time on the football field. Along with his brothers, drummer Jeff Porcaro and bassist Mike Porcaro, Steve started playing in a variety of rings. The Porcaro brothers fulfilled David Paich when their fathers, Joe Porcaro and Marty Paich, worked well collectively on Glen Campbell’s Television variety display. The keyboardist later on toured with Gary Wright (“Dreamweaver”) and Boz Scaggs around enough time of his Silk Levels album. Members of this touring music group would later type Toto. Their self-titled LP premiered by Columbia in fall 1977. Heading platinum, it yielded the platinum single “Contain the Collection,” “I’ll Provide you with the Like,” and “Georgy Porgy” — a popular sample resource for rap/hip hop organizations within the ’90s, as was “Human being Character.” Their additional LPs had been Hydra and REVERSE. 1982 would end up being a banner yr for the group. Their million-selling LP Toto IV experienced a Grammys sweep, earning Album of the entire year, Record of the entire year (“Rosanna” ), and Maker of the entire year. After seven albums, Toto disbanded in 1988. Porcaro released a film rating career having added to such films simply because Metro starring Eddie Murphy and Wish with Christine Lahti. He also have scored the UPN-TV series The Sentinel and Gideon’s Crossing which premiered on ABC in fall 2000.
Music Songs Africa, Hold The Line, Rosanna, I'll Be over You, Stop Loving You, Georgy Porgy, I Won't Hold You Back, I Will Remember, Pamela, Stranger In Town, 99, I'll Supply The Love, Straight for the Heart, Child's Anthem, Goodbye Elenore, Holyanna, Till the End, Out of Love, Mushanga, Bottom of Your Soul, Lea, Angel Don't Cry, Love Has the Power, Without Your Love, Don't Chain My Heart, Melanie, Home of the Brave, It's a Feeling, Can You Hear What I'm Saying, Girl Goodbye, Love Isn't Always on Time, St. George and the Dragon
Albums Someday / Somehow, Toto IV, Toto XIV, Toto, Dune, Hydra, Isolation, Turn Back, Fahrenheit, We Are the World, 35th Anniversary Tour – Live in Poland, Live In Montreux 1991, Live, Hold The Line: The Ultimate Toto Collection
Movies Metro, A Murder of Crows, Montana Sky, Head over Heels, Holiday in the Sun, Getting There, Carolina Moon, Cougar Club, My First Mister, The Wizard of Gore, Soccer Dog: European Cup, Unanswered Prayers, The Skulls, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, Wayward Son, A Season on the Brink
Played keyboards on the title track of Yes' "Open Your Eyes" album (1997). He also played with them on their "Union" album (1991) and well as touring the USA with three members of Yes in summer 1992 as "The Chris Squire Experiment".