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Toto, “Stranger in Town” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Stranger in Town” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

“Stranger in Town” was written by Toto’s David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, who also composed the smash hit “Africa.” But it couldn’t be more different.

Toto, “Africa” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Africa” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

“Africa,” the last song on ‘Toto IV,’ represents an end in many respects for the band.

Silk Degrees launched Boz Scaggs’ solo career, and Toto too: ‘So much talent and invention’

Silk Degrees launched Boz Scaggs’ solo career, and Toto too: ‘So much talent and invention’

Boz Scaggs released his biggest-ever hit this month in 1976, providing the big-bang moment for an up-and-coming band named Toto along the way.

Steely Dan Sunday: Katy Lied turns 40 this month

Steely Dan Sunday: Katy Lied turns 40 this month

This month, Steely Dan’s ‘Katy Lied’ turned 40 years old. Here are some reasons why it’s good enough to overcome an infamous mixing fiasco.

Best Steely Dan drumming performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan drumming performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Here are Steely Dan’s five best drum performances, selected in tandem by our panel of Steely Dan authorities.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gullywater” aka “Funky Driver” (1975, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gullywater” aka “Funky Driver” (1975, unreleased)

Another cut with great promise, only to be shelved along with so many other ‘Katy Lied’ session nuggets. Perhaps not a Top 5 tune lay in the heart of this beast, but a heart that was very much ALIVE.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Your Gold Teeth II (instrumental demo)” (1975)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Your Gold Teeth II (instrumental demo)” (1975)

Here’s why Jeff Porcaro was a favorite among Steely Dan’s many drummers.

Bill Champlin on how Chicago, Toto helped the Tubes hit it big: ‘I was actually the ringer’

Bill Champlin on how Chicago, Toto helped the Tubes hit it big: ‘I was actually the ringer’

The Tubes’ “She’s a Beauty” became not just their biggest hit but also an intriguing intersection between Chicago and Toto. Wait, Chicago and Toto?

Deep Cuts: Songs Where Toto Sounds Nothing Like Toto

Deep Cuts: Songs Where Toto Sounds Nothing Like Toto

Toto, despite achieving fame as a ballads act, has consistently pushed itself to new heights in the studio.

Toto’s Steve Lukather furiously defends Jeff Porcaro: ‘Does anybody ever do any homework?

Toto’s Steve Lukather furiously defends Jeff Porcaro: ‘Does anybody ever do any homework?

Toto was preparing for its first major U.S. tour in a decade when the anniversary of Jeff Porcaro rolled around again. Incredibly, it’s been 21 years since Steve Lukather and Co. said goodbye to their founding drummer.