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Jeff Porcaro

American drummer (1954 - 1992)

Jeff Porcaro

American drummer (1954 - 1992)
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birthday
1st
April, 1954
Death
5th
August, 1992
Birth Place
South Windsor, Connecticut, U.S.
Birth Sign
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Biography

Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (; April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was an American drummer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for his work with the rock band Toto, but is one of the most recorded session musicians, working on hundreds of albums and thousands of sessions. While already an established studio player in the 1970s, he came to prominence in the United States as the drummer on the Steely Dan album Katy Lied.
AllMusic has characterized him as “arguably the most highly regarded studio drummer in rock from the mid-’70s to the early ’90s”, and says that “it is no exaggeration to say that the sound of mainstream pop/rock drumming in the 1980s was, to a large extent, the sound of Jeff Porcaro.” He was posthumously inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1993.

instruments played
drums
percussion
Associated Acts

Toto Steely Dan Nik Kershaw Boz Scaggs Michael Jackson Bee Gees Jeff Porcaro's signature

Birth Name

Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro

Genres

Hard rock pop rock progressive rock jazz fusion

Years Active

1971 1992

Name

Jeff Porcaro

Nationality

United States of America

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