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Their own hits & Michael Jackson’s studio band!

Toto is an enormously successful American rock band that was formed in 1977 by session musicians David Paich (keys, main songwriter) and Jeff Porcaro (drums).

They were joined by Steve Lukather (guitar), David Hungate (bass), Steve Porcaro (keys and brother of Jeff), and Bobby Kimball (lead vocals).

Their self-titled debut album was released a year after they formed and had one hit tune on it in Hold The Line which brought them straight into the mainstream.

For the next few years, they released more albums as well as continued to do session work individually, as well as a group, most famously for Michael Jackson.

In 1982, Toto IV was released with two smash hits in Africa and Rosanna. These two singles made the band one of the biggest-selling groups of its era.

Other notable songs are Stop Loving You, and my personal favorite Georgy Porgy.

Since the early ’80s success, the band has split and reformed many times, as late as 2021, they were still touring.

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Africa chords

You can learn how to play Africa by Toto using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

| 4/4 B D#m7 | G#m7 B/F# | A/E E/F# | 6/4 G#m7 A G#m7 C#m7 |
I hear the drums echoing tonight, but she hears only whispers of some quiet…


Rosanna chords

You can learn how to play Rosanna by Toto using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

Gm | F/A Bb | Eb5 Bb F/A |
Not quite a year since you went away. Rosanna, yeah…

Toto on the web

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