Assignment #12 – Written

Do some research on the band Toto who wrote the song Africa.

Your comment should be 5 – 7 sentences, and follow the rubric posted on my teacher page.

You should post your answer in the comment section of this page, email it to me, or bring me a hard copy by:
Monday January 26, 2015 by 11:59 pm.
The assignment is worth 10 points.

Love you more than my husband’s homemade chili

Mrs. R.

arolniak@champscharter.org

9 thoughts on “Assignment #12 – Written

  1. The band Toto joined in 1976 with their first album selling in 1977. David Pietsch and Jeff Porcaro got the idea to form the band. The band said that the name is after Dorothy’s dog Toto in The Wizard of Oz. Then David Hungate said that the name is also based on the Latin translation of the word Toto which means all encompassing. Total was their first debut album which hit the fans really quickly; they started getting less successful with their next few albums Hydra released in 1979 and Turn Back released in 1981. Finally in 1982 their fourth album TotoIV was released and it they made a comeback. This album includes well known songs like ‘Africa’ ‘Rosanna’ ‘I won’t hold you back’ and ‘make believe’. With their next few albums failing to chart in America they began becoming more successful and well-known in Europe. They were especially known in France, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The band Toto was not only family at heart, but family mostly by blood. Steve Porcaro Jeff’s brother played keyboard it and it was a songwriter for the group. After David Hungate the original bass player left to the group to pursue his own career, Mike Porcaro the Third Porcaro brother replaced him.

  2. The band Toto was an American rock band formed in 1977. They were formed in Greater Los Angeles. Toto is known for using music styles that uses musical elements of pop, jazz, soul, and more. They were one of the best selling music groups of there era. Toto was also best known for their top hits “Hold The Line”, “Rosanna”, and “Africa.” In 2010 Toto went on a European Tour with a new line up. They have released a total of 17 albums and sold over 35 million albums.

  3. Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Greater Los Angeles, California. The band’s current lineup consists of Joseph Williams (lead vocals), David Paich (keyboards, vocals), Steve Porcaro (keyboards), Steve Lukather (guitars, vocals), and Keith Carlock (drums). Original bass player David Hungate is currently scheduled to tour with Toto as a guest musician, as Mike Porcaro is too ill to tour. Toto is known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B and jazz.The band has released a total of 17 albums, and have sold over 35 million albums to date. The group was honored with several Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.

  4. Toto is an American rock band, which was formed in 1977. Their song Africa was a hit single in 1982, it was their most recognizable song. It was included in their album toto IV and reached number one on the Billboards top 100 in February 1983. The Song Africa was written by their lead keyboardist/Vocalist David Paich and Drummer Jeff Porcaro. The song is a really catchy song☺️☺️☺️

  5. Africa is a hit single by the American rock band Toto. It is one of the band’s most recognizable songs. It was included on their 1982 album Toto IV. It also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1983 and number three on the UK Singles Chart the same month. The song was written by the band’s keyboardist/vocalist David Paich and drummer Jeff Porcaro.

  6. The band Toto live in Copenhagen. They use vocals and well as drums, keyboard, guitar, and bass. Toto was formed in 1977. Most of the people play an interment and sing at the same time. They had great commercial success in the 1970s and 80s. Later on they became real successful

  7. Toto is an American Rock band. Toto was formed in 1977 in Los Angeles. They have released 17 albums and sold over 35 million albums. The song “Africa” is there hit single from 1982. The group was also awarded many Grammy awards too.

  8. Toto is an American rock band that began in 1977 in Van Nuys in Greater Los Angeles California. Toto is known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, and jazz. The band Toto has released 17 and have sold 35 million. Their song “Africa” was one of their number one hits alone with many other great songs as well. The group has won several Grammy awards and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in the year 2009.

  9. Toto is a rock band that was formed in 1977. Joseph williams, david paich, steve porcaro, steve lukather, keith carlock, and david hungate are all members of this group and toured . Their music is usually mixed with pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, and jazz. The band enjoyed great commercial success in the late 1970s.there song “africa” was a hit in 1872. They reales 17 albums and sold over 35 million.

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