Singer who was simply the initial frontman for the rock-band Toto, known for the strike tune “Africa”; he also pursued a single career while from Toto. He started being a vocalist for regional New Orleans rings, like the Levee Music group and, afterwards, Le Roux. He composed “You Will be the Rose” for his audition with Toto; it finished up getting included on the debut record. He was created in Orange, Tx, but his parents resided in Vinton, Louisiana. Vinton didn’t have a medical center, so his mom had to combination state lines to provide delivery. He parted methods with Toto in 1984 and was changed by Steve Lukather, and then rejoin the band in 1998.