It’s always a special thing to get an inside look at the making of a debut album. Recorded between May and September of 1978 Toto’s first record featured a lot of cooks in the kitchen. Even though vocalist and keyboardist David Paich was the main force on that first project it also featured three other vocalists Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather and Steve Porcaro. We talked to Porcaro about his first singing stint with the band.
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Toto’s debut album came out October 15, 1978. There was a lot of buzz surrounding the album considering the studio cats that made up the band. Three of their members, bassist David Hungate, drummer Jeff Porcaro and Keyboardist David Paich were all over the album with Hungate co-writing 5 tunes with Scaggs and he also arranged much of the album. That was 1976. The following year guitarist Steve Lukather was on Scaggs following up ‘Down Two Then Left.” True music fans knew who these guys were when that first Toto album hit record stores.
When we sat down and talked to Steve Porcaro his very first vocal contribution came up ‘Takin’ It Back.”
In 2016 Steve Porcaro released his first solo album “Someday/Somehow.” Toto have just released “40 Trips Around the Sun’ a remastered greatest hits with three unreleased tunes. The band is currently on their ’40 Trips Around The Sun’ tour Go to totoofficial.com for details. PICK UP STEVE LUKATHER’S BIOGRAPHY HEREhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1642930776/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=johnbeaudin-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1642930776&linkId=74e1db835816a0c7b683809f30382e6e
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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