Toto, an American rock band, made up of first-call session musicians from Los Angeles, California, was formed in 1976 by David Paich (pianist-vocalist), and Jeff Porcaro (drummer) who added David Hungate (bassist), Steve Lukather (guitarist-vocalist), Steve Porcaro (keyboardist), and Bobby Kimball (lead vocalist).

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

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

I Won’t Hold You Back,” from the 1982 “Toto 4” studio album, was led by Steve Lukather in the key of D sharp major or E flat major (D# | Eb).

I’ll Be Over You,” from the 1986 “Fahrenheit” studio album, was led by Steve Lukather in the key of A sharp major or B flat major (A# | Bb).

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

David Hungate (Bass, Voice)
David Paich (Piano, Voice)
Fergie Frederiksen (Voice)
Jeff Porcaro (Drums, Percussion)
Joe Williams (Voice, Synthesizer)
Mike Porcaro (Bass, Drums)
Bobby Kimball (Voice, Synthesizer)
Shem von Schroeck (Bass, Voice)
Steve Lukather (Guitar, Voice)
Steve Porcaro (Voice, Synthesizer, Voice)


In 1976, Toto was formed in Los Angeles, California by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro who added David Hungate, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, and Bobby Kimball.

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

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

In 1985, Fergie Frederiksen left Toto in 1985.

In 1986, Fergie Frederiksen was replaced by Joe Williams.

In 1987, Steve Porcaro left Toto in 1987 and was never replaced.

In 1988, Joe Williams left Toto in 1988

In 1989, Joe Williams was replaced by Jean-Michel Byron.

In 1991, Jean-Michel Byron left Toto.

In 1992, Steve Lukather took over as lead vocalist.

Jeff Porcaro died on August 5, 1992, shortly after making the “Kingdom Of Desire” album.

In 1995, Jeff Porcaro was replaced by Simon Phillips.

In 1998, Bobby Kimball rejoined Toto.

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

In 2008, Bobby Kimball left again but was not replaced.

In 2008, Steve Lukather left Toto.

In 2006, Toto disbanded.

In 2010, Toto reunited.

Fergie Frederiksen died on January 18, 2014.

Mike Porcaro died on March 15, 2015.

In 2016, Mike Porcaro was replaced by Leland Sklar.


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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