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Toto is a Grammy Award winning American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1977 by David Paich, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, brothers Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro, and David Hungate. The band members had met in high school and at studio sessions in the 1970s, when they became some of the busiest session musicians in the music business.

Composed entirely of seasoned studio musicians, Toto seemed to come out of nowhere. They did not get known first on the club circuit as nearly all bands do prior to being signed by a label. Their reputations in the studio were enough. For example, Paich, Hungate and Jeff Porcaro wrote songs for and performed on Boz Scaggs' album Silk Degrees.

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Members

Steve Lukather
since 1977 till 2008 Guitar, Lead vocal, Background vocals
since 2010 till 2019 Guitar
since 2020 Guitar
David Paich
since 1977 till 2008 Lead vocal, Background vocals, Synthesizer, Keyboard
since 2010 till 2019 Keyboard
Simon Phillips
since 1992 till 2008 Drum set, Percussion
since 2010 till 2014 Drum set
Jeff Porcaro
since 1977 till 1992 Drum set, Percussion
Steve Porcaro
since 1977 till 1988 Background vocals, Synthesizer, Keyboard, Lead vocal
since 1998 till 1998 Keyboard
since 2010 till 2019 Keyboard
Bobby Kimball
since 1977 till 1984 Background vocals, Lead vocal
since 1989 till 1989 Lead vocal
since 1998 till 2008 Background vocals, Lead vocal
David Hungate
since 1977 till 1982 Bass
since 1999 till 2009 Bass
since 2014 till 2015 Bass
Mike Porcaro
since 1982 till 2007 Bass
Joseph Williams
since 1986 till 1988 Lead vocal, Background vocals
since 1998 till 1998 Lead vocal
since 2010 till 2019 Lead vocal
since 2020 Lead vocal
Lenny Castro
since 1979 till 1987 Percussion
since 2015 till 2019 Percussion
John “JJ” Jessel
since 1991 till 2004 Keyboard
Tony Spinner
since 1999 till 2008 Guitar
Shannon Forrest
since 2014 till 2019 Drum set
Nathan East
since 2010 till 2014 Bass
Warren Ham
since 1986 till 1988 Saxophone
since 2017 till 2019 Saxophone
Greg Phillinganes
since 2003 till 2004 Keyboard
since 2005 till 2008 Keyboard
Chris Trujillo
since 1990 till 1993 Percussion
Shem von Schroeck
since 2017 till 2019 Bass
Fergie Frederiksen
since 1984 till 1985 Background vocals, Lead vocal
Leland Sklar
since 2007 till 2008 Bass
since 2016 till 2016 Bass
Dominique Xavier Taplin
since 2018 till 2019 Keyboard
Keith Carlock
since 2014 till 2015 Drum set
Jon Smith
since 1981 till 1982 Saxophone
Ralf Rickert
since 1986 till 1987 Saxophone
Jon Farriss
since 2003 till 2003 Drum set
Denny Dias
since 1991 till 1991 Guitar
Scott Page
since 1985 till 1985 Saxophone
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Jean-Michel Byron
since 1990 till 1990 Background vocals, Lead vocal
Gregg Bissonette
since 1995 till 1995 Drum set
Ricky Lawson
since 2003 till 2003 Drum set
Luis Conte
since 1988 till 1988 Percussion
Tom Kelly
since 1979 till 1979 Guitar
David Santos
since 2015 till 2015 Bass
Keith Landry
since 1980 till 1980 Guitar
James Newton Howard
since 1982 till 1982 Keyboard
Jeff Babko
since 2000 till 2000 Keyboard

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