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The original users of Toto were L.A.-centered session men who had used everyone from George Benson to Boz Scaggs and wished to create something they might call their very own. They obtained a hit right from the gate using the recording rock strike “Contain the Collection” using their 1978 debut. Their biggest achievement, however, arrived in the first ’80s with a set of smash strikes, “Rosanna” and “Africa,” in addition to the breakout, six-Grammy achievement from the Toto IV recording. The music group endured some main personnel shake-ups over time, and in 1992, founding drummer Jeff Porcaro passed away unexpectedly, but Toto continuing working, even while the individual users kept their profitable program careers heading. Toto was created in LA in 1978 by David Paich (keyboards, vocals), Steve Lukather (acoustic guitar, vocals), Bobby Kimball (vocals), Steve Porcaro (keyboards), David Hungate (bass), and Jeff Porcaro (drums). Paich was the child of arranger Marty Paich; the Porcaros had been the sons of percussionist Joe Porcaro. The bandmembers experienced met in senior high school and at studio room classes in the 1970s, if they became a number of the busiest program musicians within the music business. Paich, Hungate, and Jeff Porcaro published tunes for and performed on Boz Scaggs’ Silk Levels, the multi-million-selling 1976 recording that mixed pop, rock and roll, and disco components right into a slick mixture which heavily inspired mainstream pop music. Toto released its self-titled debut record in Oct 1978, and it strike the very best Ten, marketed two million copies, and spawned the yellow metal Top Ten one “Contain the Range.” The gold-selling Hydra from 1979 and REVERSE from 1981 had been less effective, but 1982’s Toto IV was a multi-platinum TOP hit, featuring the main strike “Africa” and the very best Tens “Rosanna” (about Lukather’s partner, celeb Rosanna Arquette) and “I WILL NOT Hold You Back again.” On the 1982 Grammys, “Rosanna” earned honours for Record of the entire year, Greatest Pop Vocal Efficiency, and Greatest Instrumental Agreement with Vocal, and Toto IV earned awards for Record of the entire year, Best Engineered Documenting, and Best Maker (the group). In 1984, another Porcaro sibling, Mike became a member of the group on bass, changing Hungate. Lead vocalist Kimball stop and was changed by Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen. Toto’s 5th recording, 1984’s Isolation, proceeded to go platinum, but was a industrial disappointment. Frederiksen was changed by Joseph Williams, the child from the conductor/composer John Williams, for 1986’s Fahrenheit. Steve Porcaro stop in 1988, before the release from the Seventh One. In 1990, Jean-Michel Byron changed Williams for the brand new recordings on Recent to provide 1977-1990, then remaining; Lukather became the group’s business lead vocalist. Jeff Porcaro passed away of a coronary attack in 1992, but was presented around the group’s following recording, Kingdom of Desire. By this time around, Toto was a lot more well-known in Japan and European countries than in the home. The group added English drummer Simon Phillips. Tambu, released in European countries in the past due fall of 1995, made an appearance within the U.S. in June 1996. For 1999’s Mindfields, Bobby Kimball came back towards the lineup following a 15-season lack. The group held active through the 2000s, launching the 2002 addresses record With the Searching Glass along with a 2003 live record to commemorate their 25th anniversary. Pursuing 2006’s Falling among, their first group of originals since 1999, and an associated live double record, Lukather announced that he was disbanding Toto. Hardly the first members remained using the group, and he sensed it was time for you to concentrate on his single profession. In early 2010, Toto re-formed to try out a short Western european tour benefiting bassist Mike Porcaro, who experienced ALS. The lineup included Lukather, Paich, Steve Porcaro, Simon Phillips, and Joseph Williams. Sense reenergized, the group announced both a 35th wedding anniversary tour in 2013 and programs for a fresh studio record. Harking back again to their early years both in name and audio, Toto XIV found its way to March 2015, simply days following the loss of life of Mike Porcaro.

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Full Name Toto
Profession Investor, Businessperson, Race car driver
Spouse Susie Wolff
Awards Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Music Songs Africa, Rosanna, Hold The Line, I'll Be over You, Stop Loving You, I Won't Hold You Back, I Will Remember, Pamela, Stranger In Town, Georgy Porgy, I'll Supply The Love, Child's Anthem, Straight for the Heart, Bottom of Your Soul, Don't Chain My Heart, 99, Goodbye Elenore, Holyanna, Home of the Brave, Angel Don't Cry, Without Your Love, Mushanga, Girl Goodbye, Afraid of Love, It's a Feeling, Can You Hear What I'm Saying, Till the End, Out of Love, Only the Children, Rockmaker, Dave's Gone Skiing, Love Has the Power
Albums Toto IV, Live in Amsterdam, The Seventh One, Hydra, Toto, Toto XIV, Fahrenheit, Tambu, Kingdom of Desire, Turn Back, Isolation, Falling in Between, Falling in Between Live, 35th Anniversary Tour – Live in Poland, Live In Montreux 1991, Mindfields, Through the Looking Glass, Absolutely Live, Livefields, Dune, Greatest Hits Live...and More, Past to Present 1977-1990, The Very Best of Toto, Toto XX, The Essential Toto, Super Hits, Best Ballads, The Collection, Africa: The Best of Toto, Love Songs, Goin' Home, In the blink of an eye - Greatest hits 1977-2011, Japan 1982 (Live), In compagnia di Totò, Live at Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan, A solas con mis cosas, Zouk, Salsa, Soka, Merengue... La folie des hanches aux Caraïbes, Odledi mi suzu, Totò le canzoni dei film, The Jeff Porcaro Tribute Concert (Live), Wa to Wa, Totò: Il turco napoletano
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
Movies Poverty and Nobility, Toto, Peppino, and the Hussy, The Band of Honest Men, The Two Marshals, Totòtruffa 62, Big Deal on Madonna Street, Cops and Robbers, Gentlemen Are Born, The Monk of Monza, The Hawks and the Sparrows, Toto in Color, The Overtaxed, Sua Eccellenza si fermò a mangiare, Of Life and Love, The Two Colonels, Are We Men or Corporals?, The Passionate Thief, Toto, Fabrizi and the Young People Today, The Gold of Naples, Totòsexy, Totò Le Mokò, Il coraggio, Fear and Sand, The Law Is the Law, Hands Off Me!, Toto Looks For a House, Toto and Cleopatra, La cambiale, Totò, Peppino and the outlaws, Toto vs the Four, Caprice Italian Style, Toto and the Women, Toto vs. Maciste, Toto, Peppino and the Fanatics, Toto the Sheik, Toto and the King of Rome, Toto and Marcellino, Le motorizzate, The Thieves, Toto Tours Italy, The Witches, Where Is Freedom?, Totò, Peppino and... the Sweet Life, The Mandrake, Totò Tarzan, Toto in the Moon, Toto the Third Man, Toto in Hell, Neapolitan Turk, Side Street Story, Toto's First Night


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beat Shazam 2017 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cortá por Lozano 2017 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CHIPS 2017 performer: "Rosanna"
South Park 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stranger Things 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Girls 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015 Video Game performer: "Africa"
Mistress America 2015 performer: "Rosanna"
Horrible Bosses 2 2014 performer: "Hold The Line"
Balls Out 2014 performer: "We Made It"
The Goldbergs 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Hold The Line", "Africa"
American Horror Story 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Newsroom 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top Gear 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Middle 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Family Guy 2012 TV Series 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Zookeeper 2011 performer: "I'll Supply the Love"
A Moment to Change 2011 Short performer: "Trip to Arrakis"
One Night Stand 2010 TV Series short 1 episode
MacGruber 2010 performer: "Rosanna"
Chuck TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Dad! 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rite of Passage 2006 Short performer: "Right Part of Me"
Click 2006 performer: "Hold the Line" 1978
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game performer: "Make Believe"
Scrubs 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "Hold the Line"
Biker Boyz 2003 performer: "Tru Rider"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game performer: "Africa"
Die Freunde der Freunde 2002 TV Movie performer: "Hold the Line" - uncredited
Ed 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mr. Wrong 1996 performer: "HOLD THE LINE"
Il muro di gomma 1991 performer: "Georgy Porgy"
Sotto il vestito niente II 1988 performer: "I Won't Hold You Back"
Iltatähti 1982 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Yesterday's Hero 1979 performer: "Hold The Line"
Top of the Pops 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Toto: Hold the Line 1978 Video short performer: "Hold the Line"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toto: Stranger in Town 1984 Video short Toto
Toto: Rosanna 1982 Video short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dune 1984
Toto: Africa 1982 Video short music by

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dune 1984 music performer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best Hit USA 2014-2016 TV Series Themselves
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2004 TV Series Themselves - Performer
Taratata 1995 TV Series Themselves
Solid Gold 1986 TV Series Themselves
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 TV Special Themselves
The 10th Annual American Music Awards 1983 TV Special Themselves
Toto: Africa 1982 Video short Themselves
Toto: Hold the Line 1978 Video short Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hittimittari 1985 TV Series Themselves
Iltatähti 1982 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1979 TV Series Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1979 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist


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