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Jeff Porcaro

Drummer from United States of America

Jeff Porcaro Jeffrey Thomas "Jeff" Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was an American session drummer and a founding member of the Grammy Award winning band Toto. Porcaro was one of the most recorded drummers in history, working on hundreds of albums and thousands of sessions. While already an established studio player in the 1970s, he shot to prominence in the US 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", further stating 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." Porcaro was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the eldest son of Los Angeles session percussionist Joe Porcaro. His brothers Steve and Mike are both still active session musicians. Porcaro was raised in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles and attended Ulysses S. Grant High School. On October 22, 1983, Porcaro married Susan Norris, a Los Angeles television newscaster. They had three sons, Christopher Joseph (born July 3, 1984), Miles Edwin Crawford (born June 12, 1986), and Nico Hendrix  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro,Porcaro, Jeff
Date of birth
1954-04-01
Place of birth
Hartford
Nationality
United States of America
Siblings
Mike Porcaro
Profession
Session musician, Songwriter, Musician, Record producer, Drummer

Education

Institution From To
Grant High School

Death

Date of death
1992-08-05
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Place of death
Hollywood

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