Toto (American rock group)

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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 Leland Sklar (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. They are best known for the Top 5 hits "Hold the Line", "Rosanna", and "Africa". Several changes to the lineup have been made over the years. 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.

The band has released a total of 17 albums, and have sold over 40 million albums to date. The group was honored with several Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Toto Toto 3 7
1979 Hydra Toto 3 9
1981 Turn Back Toto 2 9
1982 Toto IV Toto 3 17
1984 Isolation Toto 7
1986 Fahrenheit Toto 7
1988 The Seventh One Toto 2 4
1992 Kingdom of Desire Toto 2 6
1995 Tambu Toto 5
1999 Mindfields Toto 6
2001 IV Toto 1
2002 Greatest Hits Live....and More Toto 1
2002 Through the Looking Glass Toto 1
2006 Falling in Between Toto 2 4
2008 The Collection (Toto / Hydra / Turn Back / Toto Ⅳ / Isolation / Fahrenheit / The Seventh One / Greatest Hits Live and More… and More) Toto 1
2011 Original Album Classics (Toto / Hydra / Turn Back / Toto Ⅳ / Isolation) Toto 3 1
2015 Toto XIV Toto 7
The Collection Toto 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Hold the Line Toto 1
1990 Past to Present 1977–1990 Toto 2.65 4
1991 The Best of Toto Toto 1
1995 Best Ballads Toto 3
1996 Legend Toto 3 2
1996 Greatest Hits Toto 2
1996 Greatest Hits Toto 1
1998 XX (1977-1997) Toto 1
1999 A Rock and Roll Band Toto 1
2001 Greatest Hits… and More Toto 2
2001 Super Hits Toto 2
2001 Best: Hold the Line Toto 1
2002 The Very Best of Toto Toto 4 1
2003 Love Songs Toto 1
2003 The Essential Toto Toto 1
2004 The Essential Toto 2
2005 Rosanna: The Very Best of Toto Toto 1
2006 Hold the Line: The Very Best of Toto Toto 1
2006 Collections Toto 1
2006 Les Indispensables Toto 1
2007 Hit Collection Toto 1
2008 Greatest Hits Toto 1
2009 Playlist: The Very Best of Toto Toto 1
2009 Africa: The Best of Toto Toto 1
2009 Greatest Hits Toto 1
2013 Sélection (La sélection Best of 3CD) Toto 1
Circa 1980's Toto 1
The Best Of Toto 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Jeff Porcaro Tribute Concert, Universal Amphitheater, LA Toto 1
1992 In Memoriam Double Live in Concert Toto 1
1993 Absolutely Live Toto 1
1999 Livefields Toto 4
2003 25th Anniversary: Live in Amsterdam Toto 4
2007 Falling in Between: Live Toto 2
2014 35th Anniversary Tour – Live in Poland Toto 3
2016 Live at Montreux 1991 Toto 1
1979-04-07 (Early): Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, USA Toto 1
1980-03-13: Live 1980: Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan Toto 1
1982-09-27: Den Haag 1982: Congresgebouw, Den Haag, The Netherlands Toto 1
1987-02-04: Fahrenheit World Tour: Le Zenith, Paris, France Toto 1
1990-10-05 - Paris - 'Energy' Toto 1
1995-12-05: Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy, Paris, France Toto 1
1996-02-11: Olympia, Paris, France Toto 1
1999-03-06: Mindfields World Tour: Valby Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark Toto 1
Africa Toto 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Dune Toto 3 6

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Hold the Line Toto 1
1982 Rosanna Toto 1
1982 Africa Toto 2
1992 Don’t Chain My Heart Toto 1
1992 Only You Toto 1
Out of Love Toto 1
Pamela Toto 1
Stop Loving You Toto 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 With a Little Help From My Friends Toto 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Toto Toto 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Africa Toto 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979-04-07 (Late): Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, USA Toto 1
2001-05-26: Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV, USA Toto 1

Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Darkside / Sound in Motion John Williams / Toto 1

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