Steve Lukather PhotoBest known as a founding member of Toto, singer/guitarist Steve Lukather was born October 21, 1957, in San Fernando Valley, CA. He began playing in local bands while in high school; after graduation, he became a session performer on projects for Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Hall and Oates, and countless others. He formed Toto in 1978, and soon the group landed in the Top Ten with its self-titled debut LP, launching a major hit with the single "Hold the Line." The group's most notable effort was 1982's monster smash Toto IV, which generated the blockbusters "Africa" and "Rosanna," the latter written about Lukather's then-girlfriend, actress Rosanna Arquette. In 1989 he recruited the likes of Eddie Van Halen, Richard Marx, and Danny Kortchmar to record his debut LP, Lukather; as the 1990s began, he assumed lead vocal duties in Toto, and in 1994 cut his second solo LP, Candyman. Luke followed three years later. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide