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On April 7, 1975.

On April 7, 1975, “Shelter” label released “Will O’ the Wisp”, the sixth Leon Russell studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Denny Cordell and Leon Russell.


  • Leon Russell – vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizer, clavinet, percussion
  • Steve Cropper, Bobby Manuel, J. Cale, Tommy Allsup, Don Preston – guitar
  • Donald Dunn, Carl Radle– bass guitar
  • Patrick Henderson– organ
  • Teddy Jack Eddy, Richard “Moon” Calhoun, Al Jackson Jr., Ambrose Adekoya Campbell, Jim Keltner, Carl Himmel – drums
  • Mary McCreary – background vocals
  • Jim Horn– alto saxophone
  • Masako Hirayama – biwa
  • Minoru Muraoka – flute
  • Roger Linn– synthesizer, programming
  • Gailard Sartain – illustrations, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell

  1. Will O’ the Wisp
  2. Little Hideaway
  3. Make You Feel Good
  4. Can’t Get Over Losing You
  5. My Father’s Shoes
  6. Stay Away from Sad Songs
  7. Back to the Island
  8. Down on Deep River
  9. Blue Bird
  10. Laying Right Here in Heaven
  11. Lady Blue

In January 1981.

In January 1981, “Columbia” label released “Turn Back”, the third Toto studio album. It was recorded March–November 1980, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by   Geoff Workman.David Hungate, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro.


  • David Hungate: bass, acoustic guitar
  • Bobby Kimball: lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather: guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • David Paich: keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro: drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro: keyboards, electronics
  • Engineer, mix – Geoff Workman
  • John Weaver – recording
  • Leo Bonamy – live mix
  • Mastered by George Marino, Nestor Lencenella
  • Ralph Dyck, Roger Linn, Guy Moore, Bruce Heigh, Paul Jamieson, Shep Lonsdale – technicians
  • Chris Littleton – crew
  • Sam Emerson, John Cosgrove – photography

Track listing:

  1. Gift with a Golden Gun – David Paich, Bobby Kimball
  2. English Eyes – David Paich, Bobby Kimball, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro
  3. Live for Today – Steve Lukather
  4. A Million Miles Away – David Paich
  5. Goodbye Elenore – David Paich
  6. I Think I Could Stand You Forever – David Paich
  7. Turn Back – Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather
  8. If It’s the Last Night – David Paich


In November 1978.

In November 1978, “Polydor” label released “Backless”, the sixth Eric Clapton studio album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Glyn Johns. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Eric Clapton – guitars, vocals
  • Dick Sims – keyboards
  • Marcy Levy– vocals
  • George Terry– guitar
  • Carl Radle- bass guitar, vocals
  • Jamie Oldaker- drums, percussion, vocals
  • Benny Gallagherand Graham Lyle – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Walk Out in the Rain – Bob Dylan, Helena Springs
  2. Watch Out for Lucy – Eric Clapton
  3. I’ll Make Love to You Anytime – J.J. Cale
  4. Roll It – Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy
  5. Tell Me That You Love Me – Eric Clapton
  6. If I Don’t Be There by Morning – Bob Dylan, Helena Springs
  7. Early in the Morning – traditional arranged by Eric Clapton
  8. Promises – Richard Feldman, Roger Linn
  9. Golden Ring – Eric Clapton
  10. Tulsa Time – Danny Flowers

In August 1986.

In August 1986, “Columbia” label released “Fahrenheit”, the sixth Toto studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Record One”; “Manor Studio”; “The Complex” in Los Angeles; “Bill Schnee Studios”; “The Villa” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro .


  • Joseph Williams– lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • David Paich– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizers
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Miles Davis- trumpet
  • Amin Bhatia– synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro, Paulinho da Costa, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, Joe Porcaro – percussion
  • Paulette Brown, Michael Sherwood, Tony Walters, Fergie Frederiksen, Don Henley, Michael McDonald – backing vocals
  • Jerry Hey- horn arrangements
  • Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Charles Loper, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Tom Scott, Larry Williams – horns
  • Engineers: Tom Knox , Shep Lonsdale
  • Additional engineering: Dan Garcia, Murray Dvorkin, John Jessel, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, Teruo “Mu” Murakami, Jack Joseph Puig, Mike Ross and Duane Seykora
  • Technicians: Keith Albright, Brent Averill, Bob Bradshaw, Paul Jamieson, John Jessel, Art Kelm, Roger Linn, Roger Nichols, Eli Slawson
  • Mixing: Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox
  • Production coordination: Chris Littleton
  • Art direction: Tony Lane, Nancy Donald
  • Photography: Michael Going
  • Sleeve photography: Jim Shea

Track listing:

  1. Till the End – David Paich, Joseph Williams
  2. We Can Make It Tonight – Barry Bregman, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  3. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – David Paich
  4. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Joseph Williams
  5. I’ll Be Over You – Randy Goodrum, Steve Lukather
  6. Fahrenheit – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  7. Somewhere Tonight – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  8. Could This Be Love – David Paich, Joseph Williams, Fergie Frederiksen
  9. Lea – Steve Porcaro
  10. Don’t Stop Me Now – Steve Lukather, David Paich

In April 1976.

In April 1976, “Paradise” label released “Wedding Album”, album by Leon and Mary Russell ( Mary McCreary). It was recorded in 1976, in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Encino, California, and was produced by Leon Russell, Mary Russell and Bobby Womack.


  • Leon Russell- lead and background vocals, synthesizer, piano, bass, RMI Electra Piano, guitar, percussion, vibes, electronic pipe organ
  • Mary Russell- lead and background vocals, synthesizer, percussion, piano
  • Teddy Jack Eddy- drums, handclaps
  • Steve Douglas- flute ensemble
  • Dennis Mansfield – drums
  • Richard Torrance -acoustic guitar
  • Roger Linn- electric, acousitic and slide guitars
  • David Miner -bass guitar
  • Robert Wilson- bass guitar
  • Jim Horn- saxophone
  • Marty Grebb- saxophone
  • Julius Wechter- marimba ensemble, piano
  • Gregg Thomas -bird of paradise mating call, drums
  • Ambrose Campbell- congas, Nigerian folklore
  • Willie Weeks- bass guitar
  • Nigel Olsson- drums
  • Gary Rowles – guitar
  • Truman Thomas -electric piano
  • Bobby Womack- electric and acoustic guitars

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell except where noted.

  1. Rainbow in Your Eyes
  2. Like a Dream Come True
  3. Love’s Supposed To Be that Way – Leon Russell, Mary Russell
  4. Fantasy
  5. Satisfy You
  6. You Are on My Mind
  7. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) – Eliot Daniel, Larry Morey
  8. Quiet Nights – Leon Russell,Julius Wechter
  9. Windsong
  10. Daylight – Bobby Womack


On October 15, 1978.


On October 15, 1978, “Columbia” label released the debut, self-titled Toto studio album. It was recorded May – September 1978, at “Sunset Sound”; “Studio 55“, and Davlen Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Toto. The cover art was created by Philip Garris. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by :Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Bobby Kimball: lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather: guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • David Paich: keyboards, lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro: keyboards, lead vocals
  • David Hungate: bass
  • Jeff Porcaro: drums, percussion
  • Lenny Castro: percussion
  • Jim Horn: saxophone, wind instruments
  • Chuck Findley: horns
  • Roger Linn: synthesizers
  • Marty Paich: string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp: string arrangements
  • Cheryl Lynn: backing vocals
  • Arranged by Toto
  • Engineered & Mixed by Tom Knox
  • Assistant Engineers: Dana Latham, Gabe Veltri
  • Mastered by Ron Hitchcock, Mike Reese .
  • Design & Photography by Ed Careaff Studio.

Track listing:

All tracks by David Paich, except where noted.

  1. Child’s Anthem
  2. I’ll Supply the Love – Bobby Kimball
  3. Georgy Porgy – Steve Lukather
  4. Manuela Run
  5. You Are the Flower – Bobby Kimball
  6. Girl Goodbye – Bobby Kimball
  7. Takin’ It Back – Steve Porcaro
  8. Rockmaker – David Paich
  9. Hold the Line – Bobby Kimball
  10. Angela – Steve Lukather, David Paich

On April 8, 1983.


On April 8, 1983, “Columbia” label released “Toto IV”, the fourth Toto studio album. It was recorded 1981—82 at “Sunset Sound” and “Ocean Way Studios” in Los Angeles,  “Hogg Manorin” in  Sherman Oaks, California , “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich. Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate and Steve Porcaro. In 1983, the album won six “Grammy Awards including “Album of the Year”, “Producer of the Year” for the band, and “Record of the Year” for “Rosanna”.


  • David Paich- keyboards, orchestral arrangements, lead and backing vocals, horn arrangements
  • Steve Lukather- guitar, lead and backing vocals, piano
  • Bobby Kimball- lead and backing vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums, percussion, xylophone, tympani
  • Steve Porcaro- keyboards, lead vocals
  • David Hungate– bass guitar
  • James Newton Howard- strings, arranger, conductor, orchestral arrangements
  • Tom Scott– saxophone
  • Lenny Castro- percussion, conga
  • Joe Porcaro– percussion
  • Ralph Dyck – synthesizer and synthesizer programming
  • Martyn Ford – strings
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Jerry Hey- trumpet and horn arrangements
  • James Pankow– trombone
  • Jim Horn- saxophone, recorders
  • Tom Kelly- backing vocals
  • Marty Paich- orchestral arrangements
  • Roger Linn- synthesizer programming
  • Mike Porcaro– cello
  • Timothy B. Schmit- backing vocals
  • Greg Ladanyi– engineer
  • Jon Smith – saxophone
  • Doug Sax- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Rosanna – David Paich
  2. Make Believe – David Paich
  3. I Won’t Hold You Back – Steve Lukather
  4. Good for You – Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather
  5. It’s a Feeling – Steve Porcaro
  6. Afraid of Love – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  7. Lovers in the Night – David Paich
  8. We Made It – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  9. Waiting for Your Love – Bobby Kimball, David Paich
  10. Africa – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro