The Rock Band Toto
Toto is a rock band from Los Angeles, California. The group’s lineup consists of David Paich, Steve Lukather, Robert “Sput” Searight, Dominique “Xavier” Taplin, and Joseph Williams. It was formed in 1977, and since then, they have been making music together for almost four decades. Toto was voted one of the best bands of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. The band was named for a man named Xavier, a former member of the legendary blues band Eels.
The group’s lead singer, Jeff Porcaro, died at the age of 41, in his garden. A funeral was held on August 6, 1992, and the coroner ruled that the cause was a heart attack caused by cocaine. Although Toto was in a tough situation at the time, the group continued to tour, and they even played the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1990. A new lineup was announced in the summer of 2010.
In 2010, Toto announced that they would be taking a break after their next tour. This was their first concert since they first reunited. They went on to perform two more world tours in Europe, including a concert in honor of their late guitarist Mike Porcaro, who passed away in 2015. After the release of their second album, Toto decided to continue with five members. Toto’s name was derived from the character in the Wizard of Oz movie, Toto was named after the dog.
Following the release of their fourth studio album, Toto had a hard time finding the right lead singer. A few songs from the album featured a guest vocalist. Later, the group began touring Europe. Afterward, they announced their first North American tour. In August 2015, Toto also announced that they would be releasing a live album. And in November, they toured the US. The band’s fourth studio album, “Georgy Porgy,” was released to critical acclaim.
In 2007, Toto released their 40th studio album, 40 Trips Around the Sun. This album featured a wide range of features, including heated seats and deodorizer. Toto’s lineup consists of David Paich, Shannon Forrest, and Steve Lukather. Other touring musicians included Shem von Schroeck, Lenny Castro, and Warren Ham. The band toured throughout the world to promote the new album, and it was a massive success.
In early 1981, the band released its third studio album, Turn Back. This album featured fewer keyboards and heavier guitars and was a worldwide hit. The lead single, “Mission of Love,” became a mainstay of Toto’s tour in Japan. A few songs on this album were co-written by Bobby Kimball. This album also featured a live album, “Livefields”. The band’s first tour in the United States lasted for only six years.