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Toto: Toto

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 3 February 1979

THIS COULD HAVE BEEN an unholy disaster. A group of Los Angeles session men forming their own band could have been the signal for God-knows-what ...

Toto: Roxy, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 10 February 1979

Toto: So-So at the Roxy ...

Toto: A Growth Industry For Modern People

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 10 March 1979


Toto: Losing The Studio Tan

Interview by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 10 March 1979

DAVID PAICH has the grizzly, rough-hewn features of a particularly underhand heavyweight wrestler. The image is blown by a hugely infectious grin that recurs frequently, ...

Toto: Toto (CBS)

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 17 March 1979

WILL THESE people never learn? In the time-honoured Hollywood tradition of foisting ambitious super-sessioners upon that large portion of the American public bereft of a ...

Toto: The Roxy, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 17 March 1979

We're an American b(l)and ...

Toto: Hydra (CBS 83900)**½

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 19 January 1980

The money programme ...

Hard Pop, Suburban Rock

Report by J.D. Considine, Musician, October 1981

Band like REO, Styx and Journey have taken the details of the rock sound and made the medium the whole message, capitalizing on the rock ...


Profile by John Tobler, Virgin Yearbook, 1982

A THEORY was circulating during the last two or three years to the effect that the acts dominating the US album charts, and therefore the ...

Singles Reviewed by MARK COOPER

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 22 January 1983

THE GAP BAND 'Outstanding' (Polygram) Yet another soul concerto from The Gap Band with a monstrously hard-hitting handclap from the engine room and a vocal ...

Steve Lukather: An Interview

Interview by Joe Matera, Mixdown, 2002

THE NAME STEVE LUKATHER is well respected amongst musicians and guitarists alike worldwide. Still in his teens, Lukather joined Boz Scaggs' backing band, then went ...

Toto's Eclipse of the Art

Interview by Mike Mettler, Rock's Backpages, April 2008

HAVE WE PERHAPS witnessed the last hurrah for the mega-selling studio-musos-cum-touring-phenoms Toto? According to guitarist/vocalist/co-founder Steve Lukather, "we're winding it down. This DVD [Falling in ...

More Than a Feeling: The 20 Greatest AOR Tracks of All Time!

Guide by Matthew Hamilton, Rock's Backpages, July 2009

Author's Note: I have found that most discussions of AOR get easily sidetracked unless it's made clear which definition of the AOR acronym we're using. ...

Toto: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 28 June 2011

LAST YEAR saw veteran American soft-rockers Journey enjoy an Indian summer with their 1980 hit 'Don't Stop Believin''. A full three decades after its initial ...

see also Steve Lukather


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