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American Steve LUKATHER

born Steven Lee LUKATHER

American guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger and record producer, best known for his work with the rock band Toto

Source :  Jean-Yves BAXTER

Born: on October 21, 1957 in San Fernando Valley, California, United States  (63 years)


Steven Lee Lukather was born on October 21, 1957, in San Fernando Valley, California. In an interview with online publication "Guitarhoo!" he said: "I had a music teacher in grammar school that made me play the violin. It was 1965. I had been playing guitar for a year (after the Beatles changed our lives), and they had NO use for a guitar player." He then played keyboards and drums, and then taught himself how to play the guitar starting at age seven, when his father bought him a Kay acoustic guitar and a copy of the Beatles album Meet the Beatles. Lukather has said that the album "changed his life" and that he was greatly influenced by the guitar playing of George Harrison in particular.

In high school, Lukather met David Paich and the Porcaro brothers (Jeff, Steve, and Mike), all of whom eventually became members of Toto. Lukather, who had been a self-taught musician, began taking guitar lessons from Jimmy Wyble. With Wyble, Lukather expanded his knowledge of wider aspects of music, including orchestration. It was during this period in the early 1970s that Lukather became interested in the idea of becoming a session musician, a vocation that provided opportunities to play with a variety of famous musicians.

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- Category Singer & Musician