HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE. Let's Wish A Happy Birthday to our legendary guitarist of the day Mr. STEVE LUKATHER.
Born October 21, 1957 is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger and record producer, best known for his work with the rock band TOTO. A prolific session musician, Lukather has recorded guitar tracks for more than 1,500 albums representing a broad array of artists and genres such as Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Barbra Steisand, the Pointer Sisters, Cher, and Cheap Trick during the late '70s. Lukather has released seven solo albums, the latest of which, Transition, was released in January 2013. Influenced by such blues-rock guitarists as Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page, and such jazz fusion players as Al Di Meola and Frank Gambale, Lukather is known for a "melodic and intense" playing style. His vibrato is very pronounced and his "exaggerated wide bends" are distinctive and quickly recognizable. Well-versed in music theory, Lukather can follow chord charts and changes in a way typical of jazz musicians—this ability enhances his value as a session musician. And today our legendary guitar solo is the solo performed in "ROSANNA" by him. "Rosanna" is a song written by David Paich and performed by Toto, the opening track and the first single from their 1982 album Toto IV. This song won the Record of the Year Grammy Award in the 1983 presentations. In the song's verses, the key is changed from G major to F major, accompanied on the original recording by the lead vocalist changing from Steve Lukather to Bobby Kimball. In 1982 the members of Toto discovered an angel in their midst. Her name was Rosanna Arquette. the song had been written in tribute to her. #stevelukather #guitarist #toto #totoband #bobbykimball #guitars #davidpaich #steveporcaro #jeffporcaro #josephwilliams #jimihendrix #aldimeola #guitarsdaily #guitarporn #guitargod #guitarspotter #progressiverock #rock #ericclapton #frankgambale #ringostarr #michaeljackson #bozscaggs #cher #alicecooper #cheaptrick #musicman #musicmanguitars #ernieball #geartalk
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