Toto is an American rock band. They formed in 1977 in Los Angeles. The band consists of Steve Lukather, David Paich, Joseph Williams, John Pierce, Robert “Sput” Searight, Dominique “Xavier” Taplin, Steve Maggiora, and Warren Ham. This lineup has made it their mission to make music for people of all ages. The band’s latest album, “The Sound of Silence,” is one of their most popular releases.
Toto began as a band in the 1980s, and was joined by Fergie Frederiksen in 1985. But when the singer left the band, she claimed that she had become difficult to work with. So, the band held a call for a new lead vocalist. It was Joseph Williams, the son of Barbara Ruick and John Williams. He took over lead vocal duties in early 1986. The group recorded their second album, Fahrenheit, with the help of the band’s new singer. It was only later that Fergie Frederiksen was featured as a background vocalist on the track “Could This Be Love.”
Toto’s second album, Kingdom of Desire, came out in 1991. It was a collaboration between the band and producer Clive Davis and featured many of the band’s classic songs. The group played on the Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees, Steel Dan’s Alive and Sonny & Cher’s Awake. On Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” Steve Lukather performed lead guitar on the album, which was released on Columbia Records worldwide. On this record, Eddie Van Halen provided the background vocals.
The album was Toto’s eighth studio album. The album was released in 1992. It was the first Toto album to feature guitarist Steve Lukather as the sole lead vocalist. The band lost drummer Jeff Porcaro during rehearsals for the Kingdom of Desire tour. The album was mixed by Bob Clearmountain. Toto’s eighth studio recording, Kingdom of Desire, became the band’s most commercially successful album.
The band’s name reflects the fact that the Ga language is a common language. Thus, the word “tro” in Toto’s name comes from the Ga word ‘tri’. The word “tro” originally meant three pence. In the US, a penny is a ten cent coin. It’s a pound of gold. Despite the band’s controversial past, the Ga language has a history of promoting peace.
Several Toto albums have received a lot of critical acclaim. The band’s 35th anniversary album was the most successful in history. In 2014, Toto announced a joint tour with Yes, which started on August 7 in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The two bands then went on to tour across North America and Europe. They also announced that their upcoming European tour would be their last. In 2015, Toto released their first live DVD.
The company has expanded its lineup. In July 2000, the band toured Europe. They played at the Montreux Jazz Festival. They performed songs from their 1981 album, such as “Africa” and “Kingdom of Desire.” They also added “Hash Pipe” to their setlist on the 2018 North American tour. It was an instant hit with audiences. But it wasn’t the only time Toto has done cover-ups.