"Toto was formed in Los Angeles in 1978 by David Paich (b. June 21, 1954, Los Angeles; keyboards, vocals), Steve Lukather (b. October 21, 1957, Los Angeles; guitar, vocals), Bobby Kimball (b. Robert Toteaux, March 29, 1947, Vinton, LA; vocals), Steve Porcaro (b. September 2, 1957, Connecticut; keyboards), David Hungate (b. Texas; bass), and Jeff Porcaro (b. April 1, 1954, Hartford, CT; d. August 5, 1992, Hidden Hills, CA; drums). Paich was the son of arranger Marty Paich; the Porcaros were the sons of percussionist Joe Porcaro. The bandmembers 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. Paich, Hungate, and Jeff Porcaro wrote songs for and performed on Silk Degrees, the multi-million-selling 1976 album that combined pop, rock, and disco elements into a slick combination which heavily influenced mainstream pop music.
|I met Mike Porcaro of the band Toto at The Blue Tusk. He was talking to the owner, Mike Yorton, and I was called over to meet him. Mike introduced me and informed me that Mike Porcaro was from Toto, but I was abit skeptical until he started singing "Rosanna" and a few other bits of Toto songs and there was absolutely NO DOUBT it was him. His voice is unmistakable. We posed for a quick photo, chatted for a little while and then he went back to drinking and socializing with Mike Yorton and the rest of his group.|