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David Paich

 David Paich (born June 25, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a songwriter, performer, recording producer, arranger, vocalist and main composer of the Los Angeles-based rock/pop band Toto. David is the son of the late Oakland born jazz composer, musician, and arranger Marty Paich. With Toto, Paich has released 17 albums and sold over 30 million records. A prolific writer of chart-breakers, Paich wrote or co-wrote hits such as 'Hold the Line,' 'Georgy Porgy,' 'Rosanna,' 'Got To Be Real,' and he also performed his Toto hit 'Africa,' at the UN for Bishop Desmond Tutu's lifetime achievement award. David also just finished performing for Cops and Causes in Hollywood for Fallen Heroes in LA. He has co-writing credits with Boz Scaggs on the songs 'What Can I Say,' 'Lowdown,' and 'Lido Shuffle' from the multi-platinum album Silk Degrees. As songwriter, he wrote or co-wrote songs for Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Pink,Don Henely and many more. David was a part of the session group on the Michael Jackson album Thriller. He played piano, synthesizer, and did arrangements. Paich was involved with the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards as a music director.   In October 2009, David Paich was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame along with the other members of Toto. David was the music coordinator for 2012 Music Cares Person of the Year, Paul McCartney.

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