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Los Angeles, United States (1977 – 2008, 2010 – present)

Toto is a Grammy Award winning 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 19, 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.

Toto released their debut album Toto in October 1978, selling two million copies based on their top ten hit Hold the Line. The next two albums Hydra and Turn Back had little success, but Toto IV (released in 1982) featured the number one hit Africa as well as the top ten single Rosanna. Toto IV went multi-platinum and earned several Grammy Awards including 1983 Album of the Year and Record of the Year (for “Rosanna”).

Their only film work to date was for the 1984 David Lynch science fiction film Dune. In addition to their own score, they also recorded the Prophecy Theme, composed by Brian Eno.

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  • Cobrame

    'Dune Main Title', 'Reunion With Gurney', 'Paul Meets Chani', 'Leto's Theme' and 'The Final Dream'.

    21 Jul 2:29am Reply
  • Emiley831

    99♡

    23 Jun 2:15pm Reply
  • Jordisson

    GTA VICE CITY one love ♥♥♥

    16 Jun 5:21pm Reply
  • Cobrame

    Favorite song: Hold the Line. Favorite album: Dune expanded score.

    7 Jun 3:40am Reply
  • Burtonger

    TOTO with Simone Phillips LIVE.

    29 Apr 4:55am Reply
  • WorldInColour

    Toto is far from forgotten here in Belgium.

    16 Apr 9:06am Reply
  • Psychedelic_LS5

    I'll be over you♥

    23 Mar 10:50pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Toto

    15 Mar 7:32pm Reply
  • BoobyNoobie

    hold the line!

    6 Mar 12:20am Reply
  • lagginswag

    first band i ever saw... i was like 2 years old haha

    31 Jan 5:42pm Reply
  • jarizappa

    RIP,Fergie. You will be so missed. [2] The Isolation album is awesome thanks to you.

    20 Jan 2:20pm Reply
  • groovez0ne

    RIP,Fergie. You will be so missed.

    19 Jan 9:10pm Reply
  • Firenote

    Rest in peace Fergie.. ♥

    19 Jan 8:04pm Reply
  • Tuuube

    Better World top track number 152? HAHAHA, what!? And what about Falling In Between or Cruel? It would be like if Sad But True and Master of Puppets from Metallica just weren't listened too by Metallica fans. Jesus, I thought Toto fans were rocking.

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ixab_

    In what alternative universe is Africa a "shitty song"?! Seriously wtf. [3]

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Maah365

    In what alternative universe is Africa a "shitty song"?! Seriously wtf. [2]

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Sal-ival

    So finally new album coming soon

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • engmostafaeldam

    rosanna is the best song

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Africa is not the best song ever, neither a shitty song. wtf people?

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • kenet87

    Africa has the highest scrobbles. shocking. Do people even listen to whole albums? That's not even the best track or among my top 10. Toto is amazing and i only grew to REALLY appreciate them when i got my hands on their entire discography. Phenomenal Band but "Africa" doesn't nearly showcase their talent. Love them!

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
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