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Toto on track.. : every album, every song

By: Holm-Lupo, Jacob

Part of the On Track series
1789520193 / 9781789520194
Published 28/09/2019
21 cm 144 pages : illustrations (colour)
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Turn on the radio anytime, anywhere in the world, and sooner or later you will hear 'Africa'.

Along with just a handful of songs by artists and groups like Michael Jackson and The Beatles, Toto's 'Africa' is one of the most ubiquitous musical works of our time.

It was written by a group of session musicians who grew up together in Los Angeles' San Fernando valley.

Together they helped define the sound of the late 70s and 80s, appearing on numerous hit records by Michael Jackson, Boz Scaggs and Steely Dan.

But it was together, as Toto, that they found their true form, fashioning a fine blend of funk, hard rock, pop and progressive rock that has enamoured millions of record buyers since their debut in 1978. 'Hold the Line', 'Rosanna' and 'Stop Loving You' are just a few of their other iconic hits.

At the same time, their success came at a price. From the early days, Toto were a target for the music press, who disdained their anti-image, their slick chops and polished sound - all at odds with the post-punk and new wave aesthetics prevalent at the time.

Yet Toto have always persevered, driven by their love for the music - and their fans' love for them.

Lately Toto has been riding a renewed wave of popularity, not to mention a belated restitution from the rock media.


AVGP Rock & Pop music, AVH Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups

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