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Robert Troy Kimball born March 29, is Left To My Owen - Various - The Hangman Compilation: A Journey Into House & Trance American singer and songwriter best known as the original and longtime frontman of the rock band Toto from to and again from to Kimball has also performed as a solo artist and session singer. Kimball was raised in Vinton, Louisianabut was born in nearby Orange, Texasas Vinton did not have a hospital.
His parents were extremely supportive of his hobby of performing music and his musical talents; and devoted much interest in his opportunity to become a professional musician The Horny And The Horned - Impaled Nazarene - Ugra - Karma full-time career by adulthood. InKimball moved from Louisiana to Los AngelesCalifornia to pursue a full-time music career.
They released one album on CBS Recordswhich was considered a commercial failure, causing the band to be dropped from their label and to split up within a year and a half.
InDavid Paich and Jeff Porcaro asked Kimball to join them with three other session musicians, who would eventually form Toto. He submitted a self-penned audition song for the band: "You Are the Flower", which he had written for his Live The Groove - Bobby Kimball - All I Ever Needed  and was later included on Toto's debut album.
Paich and Porcaro were impressed by Kimball's bluesy and long-ranged vocal style and offered him the job of vocalist and songwriter. Kimball performed on the first four studio albums by Toto, though roughly half the songs the band recorded during this period including a comparable share of their hits featured other members of the group on lead vocals instead of Kimball.
During this time, Kimball was known to have made a variety of sandwiches for the band during recording sessions, something he has stated in interviews that he was "very proud of". In the late s, on good terms with his former bandmates, Kimball was asked to rejoin Toto, which he again accepted. A longstanding urban legend holds that the band named itself Adam Butler - Face Melter after Kimball's "real" name, "Robert Toteaux.
According to Toto guitarist Steve Lukatherthe real reason for this choice of band name was that Toto Ewige Liebe - VoXXclub - Alpin (DVD) "Just a really simple unpretentious name: easy to remember and easily identifiable, in any language. Kimball also continued to work as a session artist, singing background vocals with a trio composed of Michael McDonald from The Doobie Brothers and Bill Champlin of Chicago.
Kimball was nearly asked by the band to return to Toto during — to record songs for the band's greatest hits album, Past to Present —only to be replaced by singer Jean-Michel Byron a decision said to have derived from Sonythe band's record company at the time.
InKimball rejoined Toto. The band then returned to the studio to record Mindfields. Toto toured in support of the album throughout and In latethe band released the live album Livefields. In FebruaryToto released Falling in Betweentheir first studio album of new material since ; however, it was announced in June that the band members had gone separate ways.
When the Live The Groove - Bobby Kimball - All I Ever Needed reformed inKimball was not asked to return and was replaced by previous Toto vocalist Joseph Williams. Kimball [ when? Kimball has toured and done concerts with many of his friends' bands around the world. Kimball recorded a progressive rock album in entitled Elements under the band name Yoso with former Yes members Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood.
In NovemberKimball toured South America. The tour included ArgentinaUruguayChile and Peru. He has also sung the choruses on the song "Tomorrow" for American progressive rock band Hearafter. In midKimball was traveling at LAX and allegedly inappropriately touched a child with his cane. The parents of the child did not press charges. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the American football player, see Bobby Kimball American football.
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