Toto is an American rock band that was formed in 1977. The group is comprised of Steve Lukather, David Paich, Joseph Williams, John Pierce, Robert “Sput” Searight, Dominique “Xavier” Taplin, and Warren Ham. Each of these members has their own unique style, but they all work together to make one powerful sound. Toto is one of the most famous rock bands in the world. You can enjoy their music anywhere you go.
The band’s eighth studio album, Kingdom of Desire, was released in 1992. The album marked the first time that guitarist Steve Lukather took sole lead vocal duties. Jeff Porcaro, the band’s drummer, left the band during the recording process of Kingdom of Desire. The album was produced by Bob Clearmountain. It is one of Toto’s best albums. It is a classic example of the group’s trademark sound.
After the release of their album in 1978, Toto went on a short European tour to support the recovery of its guitarist, Mike Porcaro, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. While this tour brought back many fans of the band, it was ultimately a benefit for Porcaro. Despite this, Toto is no longer active as a band, but it is still one of the best-selling albums.
In the summer of 2010, Toto announced that they would be joining forces with the rock band Yes. The tour began on August 7, 2015 in Mashantucket, Connecticut and concluded on October 3, 1995 in Coquitlam, British Columbia. During this tour, Shannon Forrest continued to play the drums, and the band performed live with the rock group. The album was certified gold by the RIAA and went on to become a successful record.
In 1990, Toto reformed, and played two concerts at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The band re-formed in the fall of 1992 and went on to play a short European tour to benefit Porcaro. The band’s tour continued in 1997, but the band nearly broke up. Toto then contacted Englishman Simon Phillips to replace Porcaro, because he liked the former group member’s work and had previously worked with Santana drummers.
In the late 1970s, Toto was a popular band in the U.S. and Japan. They were a staple of many Japanese restaurants and were also used on TV shows. Among the songs featured on their album were “Old Man” by The Beatles and “I Will Supply the Love.” Although the album wasn’t commercially successful, it helped Toto gain worldwide acclaim and a Grammy Award nomination.
Toto was nicknamed “La Momposina”, which means ‘big heart in a small person.’ They became a professional band in the late 1970s and began touring outside of Colombia. Toto’s name also came from a Spanish word for vagina called popola. The Spanish word also has the English translation of ‘filter’, meaning ‘cocaine’. Toto’s name became “Toto’s Momposina.”