Bobby Kimball

Born: March 29, 1947 in Orange, Texas

Bobby Kimball graduated from Vinton High School where he played football and ran track.  He attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He sang with the Levee Band and other groups before moving to Los Angeles in 1974.

He formed a new band, S.S. Fools, with three members of Three Dog Night. The new band didn’t last long, and Kimball was asked by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, to join five session musicians to form Toto. Kimball submitted a self-penned audition song for the band, "You Are the Flower,” which was included on their debut album.


Kimball performed on the first four studio albums by Toto and sang on Billboard hits "Roseanna" and "Africa." Toto’s albums include Toto (double platinum record), Hydra (gold record), and Toto IV (triple platinum record). After being asked to leave the band, he rejoined the band in 1998 until the band split up in 2008.  Since that time, Kimball has been touring and doing concerts with many of his friends' bands.

Bobby Kimball and Toto perform "Africa."
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