TOTO - Rosanna. My story about one of the greats.


Toto are one of my favourite bands. I saw them when they toured NZ for the first time in 2008 and the experience was amazing. I had the opportunity to interview Steve Lukather and as a result of our chat I met the band back stage.

The photo is of Steve on the left, myself, drummer Simon Phillips, bassist Leland Sklar, vocalist Bobby Kimball and keyboardists Greg Phillinganes.

A few years ago an American radio station got access to the isolated tracks for Rosanna and it makes for fascinating listening. The audio shows just what it took to put together a song that was nominated for song of the year at the 1983 Grammy's.

The album, TOTO IV won that years album of the year Grammy.

Take a listen below to hear how some of the most influential and successful musicians of all time created a gem of a song that is part of the soundtrack of our lives, mine especially!