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Date: 02 - 05 - 2006 at 08:08:41
Name: Jaime
Country: Spain
Comment: Desde españa todos estaremos siempre contigo Jeff, incluso gente que no es seguidora fiel como yo de este tremendo grupo, ha oído hablar de ti y seguirá oyendo de uno de los mejores baterias. Desde España y con 16 años, te apoyan, Jeff, descansa en paz : )

Date: 01 - 05 - 2006 at 03:56:24
Name: Alan Navarro
Country: Quezon City, Philippines
Comment: Jeff Porcaro could do all styles. Explosive, methodical, systematic, awesome. You name it, that was him. From the time he did the drumworks for Boz Scaggs' "Lowdown" & " Lido Shuffle", that was it for me. I had to, at the very least, improve my own mediocre drum playing....with relative success. Women notwithstanding, those were the greatest years of our so-called "garage" band, specially with our own version of "I'll Supply the Love." Got a real kick doin' the drumworks for that song. GOD bless you always, Jeff. Your signature beat lives on, specially here in a sunny country like ours, the Philippines. Hey gotta go. Gotta download "Pamela" on my iPod.

Date: 26 - 04 - 2006 at 18:05:07
Name: Greg Thiel
Country: Appleton Wisconsin
Comment: One of my most amazing Jeff moments was during the 1992 NAMM show. Toto played at one of the company parties I think it was Remo. Being a student of Joe Porcaro I got to be back stage security for that evening. Toto came on and did "Jake to the bone". This was before the album "Kingdom of Desire" was out yet. Watching along with me from behind Jeff was,Gregg Bissonette, Shelia E, Ginger Baker, Carmine Appice,Troy Luccetta. All of us were just blown away at the way Jeff would just lay it in there. It was magic. Plus for working the event I received a Remo snare drum..
Greg Thiel

Date: 25 - 04 - 2006 at 19:10:03
Name: Melisa
Country: Buenos Aires-Argentina

Date: 25 - 04 - 2006 at 08:27:18
Name: Michael Di Federico
Country: Preston/Melbourne
Comment: I remember the first time I heard JEFF play but what really puzzled me was that I did not know GOD played drums.It was TOTO IV that started the obsession. The most amazing groove I have ever heard. I have learnt, note for note all his drumming parts of all the TOTO albums. I feel his spirit with me every time I play. I love you JEFF, wish you were here so I could say thanks for your continuing inspiration.

Date: 24 - 04 - 2006 at 22:01:21
Name: Marie Rixon
Country: australia
Comment: I heard TOTO when i was 15 "AFRICA" i was hooked then I heard Rosanna and that was it for me,i have been a massive fan since,Jeff is a god at the drums he gives me goose bumps every-time i hear him play TOTO are gods in my eyes and always will be!!! there will never be another Jeff,to this day i still get tears in my eyes over our loss of Jeff but may you R.I.P.

Date: 24 - 04 - 2006 at 21:22:43
Name: Mark Blydenburg
Country: Orange CT USA
Comment: As I drummer myself, I know first hand how incredible Jeff was. God knows I tried playing some of the stuff he did. Saw Jeff only once, August 1976 with the rest of Toto who were playing with Boz Scaggs atthe time. Foxboro Stadium, what a show. Boz, Fleetwood Mac, Joe Walsh and then the Eagles!! I think I enjoyed Boz the most. God Bless you Jeff, you'll live on forever in our hearts. Your hometown state of Connecticut especially.

Date: 23 - 04 - 2006 at 21:42:09
Name: cheryl
Country: Idaho
Comment: I had the pleasure of seeing Jeff and the rest of the band in concert several years ago, and meeting them back stage afterwords...What a wonderful experience...I sat and spoke with Jeff for quite was a thrill for me, what a thoughtful and caring man...he seemed truely interested in what I had to say...he will be missed by all......

Date: 21 - 04 - 2006 at 16:34:09
Name: Carpentier Fabien
Country: Charleroi, BE
Comment: Hi,
I'm Fabien, from Belgium. I remember the first time I ear Jeff... It's on "Rosana", I was 15 years old, I begining playing bass at this time! and I play drums from some years. And when I ear Jeff, I say:"Woah.. ! It's impossible to play this on drums !" Well today, so many drummer can play all the pattern of Jeff, but he was really the only one best grooveman I never ear today.
Good Road Jeff, and see you next time on the groove's paradise.
Bye bye,

Date: 21 - 04 - 2006 at 01:52:33
Name: cameron budge
Country: napier new zealand
Comment: jeff turned my head a long time ago. he has inspired in too many ways to mention. i set a nz record drumming non-stop for 24 hrs 2 yrs ago. j.p was the back to my throne. bless you.. and what you do..

Date: 20 - 04 - 2006 at 09:56:46
Name: Nikki
E-Mail: Diamond Girl HD1
Country: New York
Comment: Toto was one and is still my favorite band. Hold the Line is one of my all time favorite songs. I was eight years old when I STARTED listening to TOTO, I will be 40 this year. Jeff your music will live on in US FOREVER. God Bless you. You are in a GREAT PLACE!
I am sure you are rockin out the Heavens.

Date: 18 - 04 - 2006 at 13:36:48
Name: Daryl Smith
Country: brechin
Comment: Jeff you were the greatest drumer ever I wish that i could have had a chance to be you but i was only a baby at the time oh well i miss you terebly, your music was amazing!

Date: 18 - 04 - 2006 at 01:21:48
Name: Sean M.
Country: Philly, PA, USA
Comment: Jeff-
Huge fan since I can remember playing Rosanna and Hold the Line on vinyl at 7yrs old..right around the time i took an interest in drumming..definitely one of my inspirations..your groove will live on forever..R.I.P.
-sean m.

Date: 16 - 04 - 2006 at 04:55:35
Name: Peter A
Comment: Although I am not a drummer, my drumming and musical sense wiith guitar/keyboard playing as improved greatly since I began listening to records with jeff drumming about three years ago (as a very late teen). Jeff's drumming can put me in tears it is so wonderful. I hope that all his family and friends are doing well and Thanks Jeff

Date: 15 - 04 - 2006 at 00:24:27
Name: A good friend
Comment: I remember. It's nice to think of you. I am sorry that you are gone. "Some people live their dreams, some people close their eyes." There are no alibis. Miss you truly. I wish you were here.




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