Toto, an American rock band, made up of first-call session musicians, from Los Angeles, California, was formed by David Frank Paich (drummer), and Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (pianist), in 1976, who added, shortly after, William David Hungate (bassist), Steven Lee Lukather (guitarist), Steven Maxwell Porcaro (keyboardist), and Robert Troy Kimball (lead vocalist).

Georgy Porgy,” from the 1978 “Toto” studio album, was led by Steve Lukather and sung in the key of G major (G).

For the official website, see Toto.

99,” from the 1979 “Hydra” studio album, was led by Steve Lukather and sung in the key of B major (B).

Here is a partial list of Toto band members past and present.

David Frank Paich (Voice, Piano)
Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen (Voice)
Jeffrey Thomas “Jeff” Porcaro (Drums, Percussion)
Joseph Stanley “Joe” Williams (Voice, Synthesizer)
Michael Joseph “Mike” Porcaro (Bass, Drums)
Robert Troy “Bobby” Kimball (Voice, Synthesizer)
Steven Lee “Steve” Lukather (Voice, Guitar)
Steven Maxwell “Steve” Porcaro (Voice, Synthesizer)
William David Hungate (Voice, Bass)


Toto was formed by David Frank Paich and Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro in 1976, then added William David Hungate, Steven Lee Lukather, and Steven Maxwell Porcaro, and Robert Troy Kimball.

David Hungate left Toto, prior to the release of Toto 4, in 1982, and was replaced by Mike Porcaro.

Bobby Kimball left Toto in 1984 and was replaced by Fergie Frederiksen.

Fergie Frederiksen left Toto in 1985 and was replaced by Joseph Williams in 1986.

Steve Porcaro left Toto in 1987 but was never replaced.

Joseph Williams left Toto in 1988 and was replaced by Jean-Michel Byron in 1989.

Jean-Michel Byron left Toto in 1991.

Steve Lukather took over lead vocals in 1992.

Jeff Porcaro died on August 5, 1992, shortly after making the “Kingdom Of Desire” album and was replaced by Simon Phillips in 1995.

Bobby Kimball rejoined Toto in 1998.

David Paich took a leave of absence from Toto in 2003 to take care of an ailing family member.

Bobby Kimball left again in 2008 but was not replaced.

Steve Lukather left Toto in 2008.

Toto disbanded in 2008.

Toto reunited in 2010.

Fergie Frederiksen died on January 18, 2014.

Mike Porcaro died on March 15, 2015 and was replaced by Leland Sklar in 2016.


1978: Toto
1979: Hydra
1981: Turn Back
1982: Toto 4
1984: Isolation
1986: Fahrenheit
1988: The Seventh One
1990: Past To Present (1977-1990)
1992: Kingdom Of Desire

1990: Past To Present (1977-1990)
1992: Greatest Hits Live

Steve Lukather: 1989: Lukather
Steve Lukather: 1993: Candyman
Steve Lukather: 1997: Luke
Steve Lukather: 2003: Santamental
Steve Lukather: 2008: Ever Changing Times
Steve Lukather: 2010: All’s Well That Ends Well
Steve Lukather: 2013: Transition
Steve Porcaro: 2016: Someday | Somehow
Various Artists: 1984: Dune

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