Member:
1977- Toto - guitar, lead vocals, bass guitar, mandolin, synthesizer, piano  
1985- Los Lobotomys - guitars  
1989- Steve Lukather - lead vocals, guitars, synthesizers, keyboards  
Guest musician:
1978 Kiss - guitar  
1980 Graham Nash - guitar  
1989 Alice Cooper - guitars  
1991 Van Halen - backing vocals  
2001 Derek Sherinian - guitars  
2003 Derek Sherinian - guitars  
2004 Derek Sherinian - guitars  
2011 Derek Sherinian - guitars  


Personal information

Born on: 21.10.1957
Official website

Steven Lee Lukather was born on October 21, 1957 in San Fernando Valley, California. He first played keyboards and drums, and then taught himself how to play the guitar starting at age seven, when his father bought him a Kay acoustic guitar and a copy of The Beatles album Meet the Beatles. Lukather claims that the album "changed his life" and that he was greatly influenced by the guitar playing of George Harrison in particular.

In high school, Lukather met David Paich and the Porcaro brothers (Jeff, Steve, and Mike), all of whom became members of Toto. Lukather, who had been a self-taught musician until then, began taking guitar lessons from a musician named Jimmy Wyble, who expanded Lukather's knowledge of different aspects of music, such as orchestration. It was during this period that Lukather became interested in the idea of becoming a session musician, which provided opportunities to play with a variety of famous musicians.

Jeff Porcaro, who was playing drums with Steely Dan, became a mentor to Lukather and furthered his interest in session work. Lukather's first job in the music industry was studio work with Boz Scaggs, after which Paich and Porcaro—who had become prominent session musicians in their own right—asked Lukather to join them in forming Toto in 1976, along with Bobby Kimball, David Hungate, and Steve Porcaro. Lukather turned down an offer to join Miles Davis's band because Toto was leaving the next day for a world tour.