TOTO - Official Website - Jeff Porcaro Memoryarchive

when i first heard toto i hated it ...except for the drumming. I am now in LOVE with toto... but it will never be the same without Jeff.

Anna - beach_bum109@hotmail.com - Australia
Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 03:29:12 (CST)


weel, I think a person can die, but if his creations is so strong like Jeff's legacy is, the power of is music never dies, i feel that when a see and hear when TOTO plays his music and i can fell Jeff there playing with you guys!!
KAREN FIGUEROA - Karenefeu@hotmail.com - Viña del Mar, Chile, Southamerica
Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 21:16:10 (CST)


Mipetraka mandrakariva ato an-tsaiko ny asan-tananao ry Jeff.

Mihaino ny zavatsoa navelanao aho mialoha ny fandrindrana hira iray.

Lesona ho an'ny taranaka amam-para no napetrakao fa anjaranay ny mitrandraka sisa.

JEFFREY P. You are the best and the only drummer I know. Fiadanana !
Kiady - azamiala@yahoo.com - Madagasikara
Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 15:17:12 (CST)


Jeff...you are the big-ONE forever...i don't speack english very well....
sei e srarai per sempre il batterista a cui penso e cerco di ispirarmi ogni volta che siedo alla batteria...
you are always in my heart...bye!...
Cristiano - cri.manf@hotmail.it - Roma
Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 13:13:56 (CST)


I've been just recently introduced by a friend of mine to TOTO concert's recording in Paris and Jeff's DVD drumming instruction. But that's enough to convince me how Jeff Porcaro had influenced the music and drum world until now. His passion and aura will never be forgotten. I think noone can play such phenomenal like Jeff. His shuffle, his creativities, and his chops can never be equalized by noone. Jeff Porcaro has been my inspiration, personally, and most of drummers in the world, and he deserves it. Like Papa Joe said, Jeff is not just a drummer, but he is an artist of drum. Jeff Porcaro forever!!!
Chris - a.suhartono@students.uu.nl - The Netherlands
Friday, December 09, 2005 at 13:09:38 (CST)


I never missed a uk tour date of "the boys" since 1982. Seeing Jeff rocking away, being in the zone was always a sight to behold. So gutting when he passed away, and even though hes gone from this earth, with 3 studio albums and one soon to be released his presence will always be there, alive in the music I imagine him looking down, smiling and being pleased, real pleased. God bless you Jeff.
Johnny :)
johnny silmon - jonnykoolkat71@hotmail.co.uk - London, England
Friday, December 02, 2005 at 09:15:52 (CST)


i've been listening your music since 1989. i've been dreaming with you and you are still(and always will be) in my heart in my soul.
sometimes i hear your songs and that bring me so far ,in a different world. i'll be always with you forever until the end of my days cause you are the best.
i'm so sorry for Jeff. probably even God liked his music and he wanted to keep close to him this huge musicist. now he is an angel and everybodys up is singin better and better >one days we will see again Jeff and maybe you will teach me how to play your splendid music. rest in peace
KOSOVA LOVE'S YOU JEFF!

Valon - v_rock4@hotmail.com - KOSOVA
Friday, December 02, 2005 at 06:40:36 (CST)


My band (The Crew) was supposed to open for Toto in Minot, North Dakota. However, when we arrived to play, Toto's manager cancelled us on the spot, because "the boys have to get back to LA". We were bummed. Sitting in the stands waiting for Toto, my drummer said, "There's Jeff!". So we went down to talk to him. He asked, "Why we weren't playing?" When we told him, he actually seemed mad. "You guys should've played!" It was nice to hear him root for the little guy.
Michael Walden - mwaldensprint@earthlink.com - Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 09:13:23 (CST)


Dear Jeff, thank you very much for precious moments you gave me with your music, your groove, your shuffle...When I'm sad I listen for your sound and it gives me great strenght inside..Thank you Jeff, than you for all!
Claudio Pestarino - claudiopestarino@hotmail.com - Genoa-Italy
Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 10:00:58 (CST)


I never meet Jeff because I born in 1992 but, I had heared his music and is extraordinary I like him, God Bless you Jeff! All Toto members are good musicians and Jeff always will be the best in the drums! God Bless You Jeff!
Joseph Vargas - josvargas0@hotmail.com - Costa Rica
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 17:52:48 (CST)


Hi there, my name is Jon-C. (from France)
Having myself worked drums during years, Jeff was (and IS forever!) according to my ears a drummer of exception, so talentued, a great musician playing his instrument in a remarkable and unique way, always reaching the main part, mixing acuteness and energy for the best, the tempo in the soul, he is a real source of inspiration for many drummers all over the world, it's truly difficult to express by words the feeling emanating from Jeff's talent, I think it's better to listen to the artist to understand and hear the magic of his work, the numerous sessions on Toto's albums and all the others!!!
Jeff, wherever you are, I send you my Love and bless you brother, I know that you receive me from the other side.

Your light shines on us!

Jon
Jon-C. - jon.c21@wanadoo.fr - France
Monday, November 21, 2005 at 15:13:45 (CST)


For a number of years I hadn't really heard any songs from the 80's or 70's except from time to time. In the last year, I made a new fellow musician friend who loved 80's like me and both of us love Toto. This friend happened to have a DVD of Toto (can't remember where they were playing) and we watched it on the "big screen" and "surround sound" - it was FABULOUS! The music of Toto, w/Jeff playing drums, and the rest of the group playing together is the "tightest", most "uncanny" sounding band with the most "unique" sounds I have ever heard. It was a joy to sit back and look at the lights, watch the passion of each member of the band, and listen to the sounds of Toto music after all these years. Once again, I am a Toto fan all over again!
Mark - mark.evans@earthlink.net - Kansas
Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 12:32:15 (CST)


In 1982 I was blown away by the first sound on Toto IV which was that explosive intro on Rosanna, still my favourite opening to any track. After that no other drummer came close to his tight perfection and still doesn't. How sad that I might only get to here new stuff for another 10yrs.
RIP.
Chris Mclaren - chrismac138@ntlworld.com - Leicester, England
Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 11:53:00 (CST)


JAlthough I'm not a drummer and more of a guitarist so to speak (and probabaly the biggest anonymous fan of Luke's), I must admit that Jeff's way of playing has always moved me, to say the least. Jeff had the ability to touch one's heart and soul; his music conveyed so much of by his own personnality that Jeff became your soulmate without even knowing him . Very few artists (whatever their art is) have this ability, it's something uncanny that cannot be explained. Yes, indeed, Jeff looks at us from the Heavens above, but after all that is where he always belonged, we must be grateful for having him with us even if it was for such a short while...I miss him so badly though...
roberto lucca - likesonny@yahoo.fr - lima,peru
Friday, November 18, 2005 at 17:29:37 (CST)


Jeff had the GREATEST chops I ever heard. To immulate Jeff would be paradise. I saw TOTO in Atlanta in the early 80's the bad rocked. But for me(a drummer) 1 musician was on the stage and that was Jeff. RIP Jeff and may you rock the heavens as you did on earth.
JD - styx61@netscape.com - Ga.
Friday, November 18, 2005 at 08:36:09 (CST)


Jeff Porcaro was one of my cousins. Even though he died when I was only 2 years old, I still feel like he was very close to me. It was a sad lost to the family. I just hope that all of you guys (and girls) out there understand that he was honestly one of ( or the only )greatest drummers ever to walk this earth.
Danielle - athleticchick916@yahoo.com - Connecticut
Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 19:57:53 (CST)


I think Jeff was one of the greatest drummers. He could play figures on the drums, that nobody else can. I look up on him and I try to play his figures on the drum set when I play with my band.
Rest in Peace!
Muhi Andras - muhia@freemail.hu - Hungary
Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 14:30:20 (CST)


Jeff it was you alone who inspired me to be the best drummer that I ever could, even at the tender age of 11 years in New Zealand, on the other side of the world. I played along to the first Toto album over and over headphones on in a room lite by a red light bulb pretending that I was you live in concert in some big city in the northern hemishere..to thousands of screaming fans..and I still do today. I hope that one day I'll be able to truely keep up with you.....and even though I feel I have finally become a drummer at 38 years I know I'll never be anywhere near as good as you, people say to me "God you're good, who taught you to play the drums..and I always reply Jeff Porcaro.. You keep me going even today..still striving to be like you.......thank you so very much.......God Bless you....Rest in Peace.
Paul Knight - napiercity@hotmail.com - Napier New Zealand
Friday, November 11, 2005 at 01:03:25 (CST)


I've always been looking for a drummer who could give me that feeling between rythm, melody and technique...
But there was only ONE drummer who could fulfill my expectations - and this one died 13 years ago...

Jeff, we'll NEVER forget YOU!!!!
AJK - E_guitar@web.de - Detmold, Germany
Wednesday, November 02, 2005 at 05:00:41 (CST)


I Looked Toto live in Paris.. was it -91? Anyway i had forgotten how much i love Jeff's playing. About 15 years gone.. but can't find anyone who had kind of groove and spirit like Jeff got... so sad
Johan Ström - Helsinki Finland
Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 07:16:42 (CDT)


your in my heart always, iv been to 2 toto gigs back in the 80's and it realy got me through tht stage of my life
jim - jimnn@hotmail.com - newcastle
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 14:56:55 (CDT)


cant believe jeffs dead, toto have given me so many good memories including thier hit 'africa' iv only just found out about it im truly shocked. tot wont be the same without him
rivers - tommy_fletcher@hotmail.com - southampton
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 14:46:07 (CDT)


Your always here Jeff mate. Hardly a day goes by that your not with me. I`m 62 now and am so grateful that Toto have been with me thru` thick and thin. To sing along when I`m up, and pick me up when I`m down. I love you all. Ever grateful.
Richard - ricson@btinternet.com - East Sussex .... England
Monday, October 17, 2005 at 15:40:41 (CDT)


Caro Jeff,
Ci manchi tanto, ci manca tanto il tuo shuffle, il tuo groove, il tuo modo unico ed irripetibile di concepire il BELLO delle percussioni!!! Quanto invidio gli angeli che sono lì con te a sentirti. E' strano, ma come accade con gli altri membri della mitica band dei TOTO, il non conoscerVi personalmente sembra superfluo (sembra di conoscerli da sempre)... Ad ogni concerto Ti ricordano, sai... CON STIMA ED AFFETTO, che solo alle persone grandi come te si riserva!! CHE DIO TI BENEDICA PER TUTTO CIO' CHE CI HAI LASCIATO. Mi sento fortunato di aver conosciuto la Vostra musica. GRAZIE JEFFREY!! CIAO
Giovanni (Johnny) Mazzola - johnnymaz74@gmail.com - Modena, Italy
Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 10:24:28 (CDT)


Let me begin by saying that I have been a fan of the band since its beginning .I remember the first time i heard 'Hold the Line' and remember hearing the tricky footwork on the kick drum during the outro of the song and since that day have been a fan of Jeff's drumming. I have always been impressed with the Toto 'groove' that Jeff seemed to lay down effortlessly . I had the pleasure of seeing Toto play in Toronto,Canada during their 'Seventh One' tour and was completely blown away by Jeff's command of the drums. What I saw and heard at that show has stuck with me to this day . Words like ...taste ...finesse ...brilliance ...impeccable...are a few that come to mind. I remember how I litterally jumped to my feet and cheered when Jeff started the night laying down his unforgettable groove for Rosanna ... and the show just got better after each song (Home of the Brave was a complete mind blower !!!)As a fan of any musician or band that you love ,when there is a tragic loss such as in the case of Jeff's, there is a void that is never filled. I can only imagine the sense of loss suffered by his family and all the members in the band as well as the countless musicians and friends that Jeff had contributed to by way of his remarkable drumming talents . I had the pleasure of seeing the band again in Orillia Ontario,Canada at the Casino this summer and was so happy to see you guys still going strong .And Mr Simon Philips was indeed a pleasure to see and hear live . But even at that show my mind went back to that summer in Toronto in 87' and the memories of that show brought even a bigger smile to my face . Thanks for all the great songs guys and as a fan of Toto I look forward to all your releases . Jeff you are sadly missed by all but you will never be forgotten. (oct 15/05)
wil rennehan - sticksandpics@hotmail.com - sudbury ontario,canada
Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 03:34:10 (CDT)


Jeff sei sempre nei nostri cuori.
Carlo Manfredi - azteco2000@hotmail.com - Saluzzo - Italy
Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 23:44:20 (CDT)


grande entre los grandes, genio fulgurante de un suceso planetario, necesitamos gente asi, en todas partes, para construir una sociedad mejor...
gracias j por el ejemplo
big among the big ones, aglow genius of a planetary event, we need this way people, everywhere, to build a better society...
thank you j for the example
diego a garcia a - dioco@yahoo.com - conce chile
Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 09:29:21 (CDT)


Grazie di tutto Jeff. Ci vediamo in paradiso... Forse.
Thank You for all Jeff. See you in heaven... Maybe...
Daniele Leone - thebeers@yahoo.it - Rome: Italy
Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 03:48:55 (CDT)


Jeff,siempre que veo el video de Rosanna,me entran las lagrimas.Es un sueno como tocabas tu bateria y tu sonrisa era tan bonita como el Sol.Te hechamos de menos.
Jeff,we miss you so!!
C.López - Germany
Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 15:30:44 (CDT)


Thanks for inspiring me for such a long time. We miss you...
Jeff - Jeffkeilen@yahoo.com - France
Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 13:33:58 (CDT)


i am a huge fan of toto.Jeff's drumming has totaly got the groove,as the whole band has.His latin feel and style bring it all together as one. GO JEFF,GO TOTO GOD BLESS...
johnny dylan - johnnytelecaster.co.au - new zealand
Friday, October 07, 2005 at 21:23:03 (CEST)


I'm a bassist and in my dreams I always play with Jeff!
Unique feeling and groove!
Thank u very much JEFF!
MAX - panamax@autistici.org - Milan-ITALY
Friday, October 07, 2005 at 12:05:52 (CEST)


Jeff = 1°
Pasquale - pasqualepalladino@yahoo.it - Italy
Tuesday, October 04, 2005 at 16:14:06 (CEST)


Jeff Porcaro will allways be my inspiration. His strong time playing, grooving beats, and great technic inspired me to start playing drums at the age of 13. Hi has been my biggest musical idol...and it is still nowadays...
Henri Hannula - henrihannula@hotmail.com - Helsinki, Finland
Tuesday, October 04, 2005 at 15:39:47 (CEST)


Jeff was one of the worlds most greatest drummers. He was always happy when he played. We wish you where here Jeff!!!
Owe Christian and Michael - ocishoel@yahoo.no - Norway
Tuesday, October 04, 2005 at 11:22:25 (CEST)


Besides being a drummer from 8 yrs old on, and touring as one years ago, I practiced my rock and shuffle chops in the 70's and 80's to many of Jeff's recordings, with TOTO, Boz Scaggs and so many others. He was my idol. Then, while working as a recording asst at A&M Studios in 1989, I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff, running special music errands for him around Hollywood and listening to him record with Michael McDonald, Bruce and others! He was a kind, humble, genuine person. I was shocked and saddened at his untimely passing and am so grateful that he graced the music industry, his family and friends, and those of us in awe, with his life and musicianship. Bless you Jeff!! (and live on TOTO.)
David Hart - webfeet@davidphart.com - Northern Cal
Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 20:03:43 (CEST)


MISS YOU BUDDY!THE BEST DRUMMER EVER!TAKEN FROM US TOO EARLY.THANKS FOR ALL OF THE GOOD TIMES IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD.YOU WILL BE IN ALL OF OUR HEARTS FOREVER.GOD BLESS
KELLY SEIDEL - KELLYDSEIDEL2003@YAHOO.COM - NORTH HOLLYWOOD,CALIF.
Monday, September 26, 2005 at 08:37:38 (CEST)


I remember he as a great drumer he was wery
fanny and i dont now why god take him.

Milos Simic - Serbia
Friday, September 23, 2005 at 18:50:25 (CEST)


Was listening to some old Toto songs the other night and realized what a great contribution Jeff made to the group. Like many others' comments out here, his intricate drumming was and (still is) the "voice" of Toto, one of the best bands of all time. His love of music shines through in every song. You can have your rap and hip-hop; give me Toto's intricate rhapsodies every time!
Carol - clmiller9@comcast.net - Pittsburgh, PA
Friday, September 23, 2005 at 12:58:17 (CEST)


your music is still and will always be in my heart! may all people who are using electronic drum machines be introduced to you brilliant drum patterns...
Justin - jk0204@hotmail.com - The Netherlands
Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 12:43:27 (CEST)


Jeff

Only the best band of the world could have had the best drummer in the galaxy.Thanx God I enjoyed your performance and I still do. Hurra for the king!

Hugo Aguayo - hugo_aguayo@hotmail.com - San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 03:07:55 (CEST)


fonte de inspiração e um dos meus maiores mestres!!!por mais que os anos passem é impossivel substituilo ou deixar de escutar a sua maravilhosa melodia!onde quer que esteijas o meu espirito esta contigo!...
deus abencoe os toto!!
Renato Simoes - renatsimoes@hotmail.com - coimbra-portugal
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 15:54:25 (CEST)


Timeless - here we are so many years after you left us and everyday I still hear your "voice". Although I never met you or even saw you in person I know your "voice". The lilt, the expressions, one of a kind. Thank you so much for what you added the this world. I hope those close to you that have been left behind are doing well.

-God Bless
Dan Cheeney - Dan@mainboy.com - Seattle, WA
Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 20:14:48 (CEST)


Jeff es el mejor baterists que he escuchado,
Gracias por dejarnos tu musica.

Descansa en Paz
GERARDO VELAZQUEZ - gerardo_velazquez@prodigy.net.mx - SAN LUIS POTOSI, MEXICO
Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 22:44:22 (CEST)


Jeff, you are truly one of the best drummer I have ever heard, and happened to be the drummer of one of the best band I have ever enjoyed listening to. You were not only a drummer, but a real musician with all its meanings. You offered your sticks and talent to the greatest artists in the music industry, and played for yourself with exactly the same energy. You did not hit the drums only, you wrote music as well. Hey, you cowrote the major hit "Africa" that maybe 90% of the people on the planet love and hear almost once a day on the radio. And you also cowrote the very sophisticated jazz-rock-fusion "Jake To The Bone" every musician on this earth fantasizes about. Jeff we love you so deeply and feel desperate that you left us too soon. Hope that you play with your heroes (Jimi, George and the others) in Heaven.
Mahefa - mralijaona@yahoo.com - Toulouse, France
Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 10:29:54 (CEST)


JEFF YOU ARE A GENIUS. SIEMPRE ESCUCHO TU MELODÍA Y REALMENTE ME PARECE QUE EN EL CIELO ESTARÁS HACIENDO LO MISMO. DELEITANDO CON TU MUSICA. GRACIAS POR HABER EXISTIDO.
JULIO LUKATHER - JULIO_CAFEPARIS@YAHOO.ES - SPAIN
Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 12:03:53 (CEST)


I first heard the music of TOTO as early as 1983, and immediately loved their music. Bought every record they made. I was at most impressed with the musicianship of the entire band, especially the drumming sounds of Jeff Porcaro...Brilliant, solid, ahead of his time. A true natural talent, and will be noted as one of the greatist, best influential drummers of all time! A "world class musician" I will never forget!
Cheers- Jon Hul
Jon Hul - jonhul@jonhulfineart.com - Las Vegas, Nevada U.S.A.
Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 12:02:54 (CEST)


Hi,
All times I heard your songs, I think to you Jeff and your brightness in music. You were the wizard of drums. When it will be time for me, I hope assist to your concert in heaven Jeff. See you one day...
Christophe DUPOUX - chris.dx@wanadoo.fr - France
Friday, September 09, 2005 at 20:11:21 (CEST)


Coming from a big Toto-fan country and raised with your fabulous music, I miss Jeff more and more evertime I heard your songs. There's just this human touch and complete brilliance of a wonderful person and fantastic musician that you hear. To me, he's just as immortal as your music!
Carl - musik_tokig_calle@hotmail.com - Stockholm, Sweden
Friday, September 09, 2005 at 11:27:52 (CEST)


Hi Jeff, I never forget you. thanks of all. loving you. Mike
mike genchi - mgenchi_it@yahoo.com - rome, italy
Friday, September 09, 2005 at 09:56:33 (CEST)


Grazie Jeff!
Credentino Massimiliano - rexluna@libero - Savona Italy
Tuesday, September 06, 2005 at 19:46:01 (CEST)


Actually amayzing I was born 2nd of august 1992
Olli Moilanen - nightwalker4@netti.fi - Finland, Oulu
Sunday, September 04, 2005 at 14:19:15 (CEST)


Hi Jeffery. I know you can see this. I'm a young drummer too like you were ábout 50 years ago. I hope I can some day be as good as you.
Probably just a quinsitice that I was born when you died...
Olli Moilanen - nightwalker4@netti.fi - Finland, Oulu
Sunday, September 04, 2005 at 14:15:54 (CEST)


merci d'avoir fait de TOTO mon groupe prefere
a chaque fois que j'ecoute les anciens albums
une petite pensee pour toi . ton style me manque beaucoup,ton grouve etait le meilleur

bill - blaise.f@wanadoo.fr - france
Sunday, September 04, 2005 at 11:42:46 (CEST)


Hi Jeff (wherever you are): Listen to your music,your amazing grooves, all of your creativity really inspires me,not just as a toto fan but simply as a humble drummer.Thank you for your priceless legacy,you'll always live in us(i realize every day playing.SHUFFLE IT UP!!!!
alejandro sanchez - macaronesio@yahoo.es - España
Saturday, September 03, 2005 at 17:56:41 (CEST)


GRAZIE JEFF,SEMPLICEMENTE IL più GRANDE.
GIOVANNI - JOHNNY2967@YAHOO.IT - NUORO ITALIA
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 14:44:48 (CEST)


Pureza, alegria, prazer, felicidade e tranquilidade. Era o que ele passava ao se ouvir uma música ou ver um vídeo, como se ele conversasse com a bateria, um diálogo suave sem agressividade nenhuma mas que pode ser entendido, ouvido e apreciado por pessoas de todas as nações e raças.
Um dia ainda nos encontraremos em algum lugar, como músicos ou não ainda terei a chance de chamá-lo de mestre.
Rafael Pulchinelli - pulchinelli@gmail.com - São Paulo - Brazil
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 08:48:45 (CEST)


He visitado esta página y realmente me ha emocionado conocer que somos muchos los que siempre seguiremos llevando a Jeff en nuestras mentes y corazones. Suelo practicar a menudo sus grooves y estoy seguro de que nos sigue enseñando a tocar la batería desde algún lugar. Donde estés un fuerte abrazo Jeff !
J. Carlos Hernández - sepionnet@yahoo.es - Madrid (Spain)
Monday, August 29, 2005 at 12:49:41 (CEST)


Never got the chance to witness Jeff live, but as a drummer, his influence on my career was imense. He made me want to take up drums. I would study his style and listen to his grooves. His soul lives on, his spirit lies in eternity, forever missed.

Russell - Russell.Pavitt@ntlworld.com - Herts, England
Monday, August 29, 2005 at 01:11:26 (CEST)


The first time I heard the intro groove to "Rosanna" (as a naive young drummer!) I was completely floored! I couldn't believe my ears, that drumming could be SO subtle and SO grooving! I then went on to discover other Toto "Jeffisms" like "Pamela", "These Chains", "Animal"...the list goes on and on! Thank you Jeffrey, thank you for the groove of a lifetime. God Bless you! LCpl Peter Dent (New Zealand Army Band)
Peter Dent - robyn-peter@xtra.co.nz - Aotearoa/New Zealand
Monday, August 29, 2005 at 00:21:51 (CEST)


jeff porcaro la mejor imagen como musico y como persona... inteligente.
german arturo bellina bendezu - artu_53@hotmail.com
Friday, August 26, 2005 at 23:49:58 (CEST)


Jeff, tu partida dejo un gran vacio en la musica, pero sin duda tu legado perdurara por siempre.
Eduardo Leon - eduardo@leonrojas.cl - Chile
Friday, August 26, 2005 at 18:55:49 (CEST)


jeff, je t'adresse une pensée en te disant que tu etait extraordinaire a mes yeux. merci de m'avoir fait aimer ta musique et notre bel instrument qu'est la batterie . je penserai toujours a toi jeffrey.
blondet maxime - maximeblondet@wanadoo.fr
Friday, August 26, 2005 at 15:09:02 (CEST)


We miss you,Jeff!You've been our heart and live there always!rest in peace,kind....
Rebecca - piper4@vipmail.hu
Friday, August 26, 2005 at 10:54:02 (CEST)


Our love doesn't end here, it lives forever in the wings of time.....
I miss you
stephane - e_minor_shuffle@yahoo.fr - Paris (France)
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 17:02:33 (CEST)


Good for ever
Pit Corradi - corradip1@corradipierluigi.191.it - Genoa Italy
Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 21:53:46 (CEST)


Originally I'm from the Philippines but I live in Hong kong now with my husband. We are both in the entertainment business. My husband is a drummer too and I am a singer. My husband introduced me to their music because my husband likes their music a lot and I do too. I feel terrible when my husband told me that Jeff pass away. I think he is a great musician and his memory will always be with us. It's just like he is a part of the family and we are going to miss his sound for sure. Once again I think he is a brilliant musician. Thank you.
Elaine - elaine22297@hotmail.com - Hong kong
Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 15:27:49 (CEST)


long time no groove.!!!!!!!1
timothy - tim_kayks@yahoo.com - phil
Monday, August 22, 2005 at 04:55:20 (CEST)


long time no groove.!!!!!!!1
timothy - tim_kayks@yahoo.com - phil
Monday, August 22, 2005 at 04:55:07 (CEST)


long time no groove.!!!!!!!1
timothy - tim_kayks@yahoo.com - phil
Monday, August 22, 2005 at 04:55:03 (CEST)


Jeff was the best drummer I ever heard, his sound on the drums were so full and had feeling, it was a big shock to me when he died, and the fact that he played on so many hit albums was proof that he was one of the very best, God bless you Jeff.
Ashley Parr - Ash1975@fsmail.net - Worcester Park, London, U.K.
Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 23:01:28 (CEST)


Jeff Pocaro was probably the most versatile drummer ever to play the drums and the world will never see or hear any better. he was a great person and a very good drummer and teacher. we miss you Jeff
Daniel Brock Age 13 - dumdan4@hotmail.com - London, England
Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 12:58:20 (CEST)


Jeff made history and made his part on TOTO'S legend.I still have the video of "Waiting for your love" on tape,and he showed happiness and joy playing drums;I recorded that video when I was living in my country (Venezuela),and oh man!...Jeff grin was the start of something really cool musically speaking!!!...God has Jeff on his celestial band.
Leo Guerrero - lgmusic@hotmail.com - Miami,Florida
Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 09:55:36 (CEST)


A fan of Toto way back to 1978 and hearing "99" on the radio in my 6th grade english class while studying. Some people still don`t understand how important music plays in preserving our memories. It can trigger a memory from past so we can remember time we can actually share a smile or even a good tear. GOD BLESS MUSIC
Mike K - cootie_1@hotmail.com - southern Mn USA
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 16:16:22 (CEST)


Jeff no ha dejado de crecer, ni dejará de hacerlo, con el paso del tiempo. Su ejemplo, como entrega apasionada y absoluta a la música, debe servirnos de guía en estos momentos donde el vacio es la característica dominante en una gran cantidad de manifestaciones culturales. Amaba lo que hacía y lo hacía excepcionalmente. Siempre te llevaremos en nuestro corazón.
Arturo - benare99@yahoo.es - Madrid, Spain.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 15:34:00 (CEST)


JEFF, the gigant of drummers, his place never be occupied by anyboddy.
PETER VERB - pedrocastaneda@gmail.com - CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 19:44:26 (CEST)


Jeff, you was the best drummer ever,there is not more to say!!! God bless you!!!!
Martin - martin.music@telfs.com - Austria
Monday, August 15, 2005 at 20:25:01 (CEST)


jeff our next album i'll be pouring myself into the drumwork with your spirit dancing in my sticks. keep the light shining so the rest of us can find the way. daryl hayott
daryl hayott - bassplaya@darylhayott.com - new york city
Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 16:22:33 (CEST)


Jeff, thanks for your groves.
Your groves live forever in my head and soul.
Igor Dragoj - igordragoj@yahoo.com.au - Serbia & Montenegro
Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 16:15:00 (CEST)


Hi Jeff!!!
Your music is a inspiration for us all, and my thoughts are with ToTo, Jeff´s family.
Now Buddha have´s the most solid drummer in his band "Up In The Sky".
See you later upstairs......
Best Whishes Johan Wallbom :-)
Johan Wallbom - ejwallbom@hotmail.com - Växjö, Sweden
Friday, August 12, 2005 at 17:03:36 (CEST)


Jeff
Your playing has been inspirational to me. Chops, yes. But the groove - the feel. 'Ruby Baby' with Donald Fagen...'Rosanna'....'I keep forgetting'....countless more. Superb. The best. What a loss.
Thank you.

Mark
Mark - markmcder9@aol.com - England
Friday, August 12, 2005 at 13:02:44 (CEST)


Hello Jeff. You depart this world and time of 13 years has flowed. I still feel loneliness where you are not. It becomes the fan of Toto and 17 years. Your drum is really wonderful. The drum player like you will not show up from now on. CD is heard every day. In our mind, wonderful distinguished services that you left will remain indefinitely. And, your soul is to keep living in our mind.
You are not and it is really lonely. Please restfully.

yu
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 08:58:52 (CEST)


Jeff Porcaro and TOTO was pretty important to us, my friend Guillermo Acosta and me. In those loss years from younghood. The toto's music and the porcaro'soul walking with us many years. Now, he isn't here, but toto is alive. Now, jeff Porcaro is playing better that ever, forever.
ulysses pereira - clearsound@rogers.com - Canada
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 05:57:56 (CEST)


Dear Jeff.....
When I heard the drum you played in all the music of TOTO , i heard something different then the other drummers.
I really love what you played....
yes...you played your music with your soul very deep and deep....
So long my hero.... we'll miss you....
I hope you'll be tgether with all your friend and still made TOTO be legend......
detta - d_abrian@yahoo.com - jakarta- Indonesia
Tuesday, August 09, 2005 at 06:39:19 (CEST)


hey jeff. its been 13 years since the world lost a great man. Im so happy that i come to know a great person like you because you give me the inpiration to be a good man. ive come to think that the friends you have are so blessed bcoz they met and come to know you. i know its late but i'm greeting you. its my birthday. i'm so happy that i lived knowing you. you know what i rilly want to see you someday. i want to be like you as a brother a drummer and a friend. long tym no groove jeff. "our lost is heaven's gain"
Timothy Earl T. Sunga - tim_kayks@yahoo.com - Philippines
Monday, August 08, 2005 at 09:18:44 (CEST)


Hey Jeff

I am always thinking on you when I am listening TOTO records. There are so many drummers in this world, but definitely, the best I'll ever hear, was you. This fine feeling and using the sticks was / can never been matched.

I am sorry about never hearing or seeing you live.

Anyhow on Friday 1992 was your day of death - 13 years ago - long time no groove!!!
Maybe we hear and see each other once..
Thank you for the great time and that I (we) can enjoy your music.
Robert

Robert Gstaltmaier - r.gstaltmaier@aon.at - Bischofshofen / Salzburg / Austria
Sunday, August 07, 2005 at 11:14:35 (CEST)


I remember in Milan, during the "Seventh One Tour", your drumming, your amazing touch....Thanks for the incredible emotions. You miss me
Janko - dreamland05@tin.it - Italy
Sunday, August 07, 2005 at 10:37:32 (CEST)


Especiales recuerdos vienen a mi mente con el ritmo nítido y profundo de la bateria de Jeff que de niño escuché. Hoy, esas mismos compases son seguidos por mis hijos también. Gracias Jeff. Dios te bendiga.
J. Ignacio Araneda - ignaraneda@hotmail.com - Temuco-Chile
Saturday, August 06, 2005 at 01:20:38 (CEST)


Su sonrisa irradiaba vitalidad
en sus ojos ardía un fuego vivo
la pasión por la
música dominaba todo su ser
él es Jeff Porcaro
admirable persona y sin duda el mejor baterista que ha existido.
Estas en mi corazón...por siempre.
Margot Elenna.
Margot Elenna - elenna_9@hotmail.com - Arequipa-Perú
Saturday, August 06, 2005 at 00:49:23 (CEST)


Thirteen years have passed on this day 5th August.And i still haven´t found a Drummer to full fill your groove in my heart.

Long time no groove Jeff !

for the rest of ToTomember´s my thoughts goes out to each one of you.
God bless Jeff´s family,(Suzanne,Nico Miles)
wherever you are !

Norbertto Lima da Silva
Noberto Lima da Silva - norberto.j.silva@seg-social.pt - Lisbon - Portugal
Friday, August 05, 2005 at 21:21:03 (CEST)


13 years...Incredible! I can relive the moment I heard about your passing away, Jeff! It took me some time to realize what a real loss this world suffered and still does...Today I taught my 2 year old son that "Jeff is in Heaven watching over us". You should hear his angel voice saying that! No words can describe what I feel thinking about one of the biggest souls of the 20th century. It's funny, I never met you and still I feel like one of your closest friends! Tonight I'm preparing myself for a special "Jeff night": the Paris live DVD, maybe your drum lesson and some audio stuff with your wizardry. That's what I owe at least to the man that changed my life. YOU are that man, Jeffrey Porcaro and I'll keep your memory alive as long as I shall breathe! Thanks for everything and may God bless your soul, your band mates and your family...Love, Andy.
Andrew Sandor - andi76@rdslink.ro - Oradea, Romania
Friday, August 05, 2005 at 19:38:44 (CEST)


What a day!

13 years ago the world lost a fine musician and a brilliant drummer .... but he´s not forgotten!

Jeff ... you´ll live forever ... on the wings of time !

I´ll never forget you - thanx for your music and your groove.

You´re one of a kind.

I bought my first Toto-record at the age of 16 and it was "isolation" - what a play! And after that i get "the virus" and i still have it...

Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro will always have a place in my heart!!!
Kai Sommer - sommerkai@web.de - Westerstede, Norhern Germany
Friday, August 05, 2005 at 18:35:38 (CEST)


Today it´s the 5th August.
Before 13 years you went from us.

But it is never forgotten - and in the music of Toto to live on!
Andy - Austria
Friday, August 05, 2005 at 09:44:03 (CEST)


its been 13 years since you left us and until now your music still lingers. you showed us how to play drums with our hearts and until now we're still learning from your grooves. we missed you greatly. long time no groove jeff.
mike coprada - drumforJESUS@yahoo.com - manila, philippines
Thursday, August 04, 2005 at 20:30:31 (CEST)


cheers to jeff porcaro for giving such a big contribution and for being a big influence to many of us. he was my one of my first influences on the drums. the way he plays is just simply remarkable. it's timeless.
adam - adamkapow@yahoo.com - manila, philippines
Thursday, August 04, 2005 at 15:13:40 (CEST)


I bought my first TOTO-CD in 2002, since then I'm a big fan!Some weeks ago I got me the Live-DVD from 1990 in France, which was the first time for me to watch Jeff playing live and it was great fun to see him perform and to compare it to Simon's style on the 2003 DVD and at the Leverkusen-Concert(Which was great by the way).
It seems to me that Simon had to be the only
choice to fulfill the gap Jeff left to the band. The two greatest drummers in the world in one band, one in person and one in memory...

All the best to you guys
Lars - larstillmann@gmx.de - Cologne,Germany
Thursday, August 04, 2005 at 14:06:33 (CEST)


As a great TOTO fan and as a drum player,i've got a few words to say(everything comes from the heart).Not only a great musician and a drum master,jeff is just a CONSTANT inspiration to me,everyday,each time i sit to play.thank you wherever you are.your legacy is and will always be in me
alejandro - macaronesio@yahoo.es - GRAN CANARIA-ESPAÑA
Thursday, August 04, 2005 at 13:22:26 (CEST)


I don't remember Jeff so much because he died when I was 1 year old! But I've listen to Totos old records and I think that he was really good. And all the tracks he was a part of when writing it are good!
Nadja - nadjadorff@bredband.net - Sweden
Monday, August 01, 2005 at 20:24:07 (CEST)


Just listen Paul Young"s album The Crossing,this is one of the last albums,where Jeff play"s:(,but what I hear is something amazing,like hit single Now I know what made Otisw blue and Only game in town.Paul says album credits,first page,that this album is dedicated Jeff Porcaro.What else I can say
Miika Vähäkangas - miikav78@msn.com - Finland
Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 18:34:07 (CEST)


Bientôt nous serons de nouveau le 5 Aout date maudite qui nous a séparé de notre "Grand" frère. Tu es toujours là et à chaque concert je pense que si je suis heureux sur scène c'est en grande partie grâce à toi. Merci pour tout Jeff
dierick Pierre-Yves - cpy.dierick@skynet.be - Belgium
Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 14:41:40 (CEST)


jeff était super tant sur scène quand studio et puis il était partout derriere pleins d'artistes avec toujours le meme groove et il a su jouer de toute son ame!jeff porcaro is for me a fantastic drummer!toute son histoire me manques!salut jeff...
cardoso - cardoso-p@hotmail.fr - france
Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 20:21:47 (CEST)


Jeff was and is one of my favorite drummers. His playing and groove (Rosanna, Don´t chain my heart) gave me the inspiration to do a good drumjob. I miss you!
Rene - sonoruser@loopfreak.de - Germany
Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 19:45:00 (CEST)


yo creo que jeff era el mejor baterista y sin el toto no es para mi lo mismo espero que en su otra vida sea muy feliz.
ERIK DIEGUEZ TELLEZ - townshead302@hotmail.com - MEXICO CITY
Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 00:27:50 (CEST)


i think that the band is really the best one for many years.I have 48 years and 20 years ago the kind of music of Toto was great.Please try to come Uruguay and Argentina soon.You have too much fans
antoine - antoineabisaab@hotmail.com - minas.-URUGUAY
Monday, July 18, 2005 at 07:41:05 (CEST)


I remember playing in school bands with Jeff at Milikan Junior High and in garage bands at his parent's home. It was fun to be around him and talk to him with his high energy level and enthusiasm. Not to mention that he always had great players around him and stood out as a great player even in a school band! I was happy to hear about his success in life but very sad to hear about his passing away.
Mark Henriksen - mhenrikse@comcast.net - Maryland
Friday, July 15, 2005 at 21:58:41 (CEST)


I played drums for about 10-11 growing up in the seventies. I am forty now, and have decided to start playing again (no matter what the wife thinks)She still loves me. I have always been inspired by Jeff's playing, and was deeply saddened when he passed away. I still vividly remember the day when I heard it on the news. Since getting back into playing, the first groove I am learning is the shuffle groove from Roseanna. There is an excellent video of Jeff showing how he created that groove on the Drummer World website. Awesome...
Good to see Toto is still going strong !!!!
Pete Weissgarber - petelisa@comcast.net - Maryland
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 17:48:36 (CEST)


At 40 years of age I'm just about to embark on my first drum lessons, something I've wanted to do all my life. I'll start with the easy stuff, the Stones, April Wine, the usual. In a few years, when I think I'm ready, it'll be time to try a few Jeff Porcaro rhythms. That will be the ultimate goal for me - to imitate some of Jeff's unique, musical, technically challenging work behind a drum kit. I can't wait to embark on my journey!


John Cannon - john.cannon@rogers.com - Keswick, Ontario
Friday, July 08, 2005 at 15:35:44 (CEST)


bueno...soy lo que se dice un verdadero fan de la banda y de sus integrantes desgraciadamente aqui en mexico es muy dificil conseguir su musica y platicar con alguien que le agrade tanto como a mi el grupo.....quien quiera platicar o intercambiar material (aunque el mio no es mucho) por favor escribame...till the end toto......because it¨s not enought..
giampiero renzi - giampierorenzi@hotmail.com - san luis potosi, mexico
Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 01:35:33 (CEST)


Hi Folks,
I just want to say that Jeff was (and still is) the most musical Drummer of all time.
I am a drummer myself and it is very sad, that I have never seen him playing live, because I´m too young. Jeff you´re still the man!! There´s no replacement for you!! (O.K. There is Simon Phillips. One of the greatest Drummer of our time! But... You know what I mean!)
But, Toto, I´m very happy to tell you that I have Tickets for your show in Leverkusen, my hometown. I´ve heard that the Steve Lukather-Gig has been cancelled. Our local government is cancelling a lot of shows, because the neighbours always say it´s to loud! F*** that!!! At last there is something happen around that boring town and almost everybody complains!!
But none of that matters, as long TOTO is playing!! And if anyone´s complaining about that night, I´ll move out of this City (probably ;-) )
So long. I see you at the show.
Jeff you´re the Shuffle-God!! We´ll miss you!
Kim
Kimi G Flash - kimigflash@yahoo.de - Leverkusen Germany
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 22:10:16 (CEST)


i love this page please keep on the good work
imo aba maga - maga@yahoo.com - benin
Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 20:11:27 (CEST)


I just want to say thank you to Jeff. You have broadened my horisons and you have given me insight in many things and ascpects of the drums. May you rest in peace,
Dude777
Dude777 - robinvanleur02@hotmail.com - Netherlands
Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 12:18:08 (CEST)


Soy fan de toto desde el primer dia que escuche "africa", al ver sus videos me dieron ganas de tocar musica en ves de solo escucharla, y ahora soy baterista, el mejor baterista del mundo fue, es y será siendo Jeff
Luis Jose Dominguez Caraza - batljdc@yahoo.com.mx - Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Friday, June 24, 2005 at 22:26:13 (CEST)


soy fanatico de la banda desde años, y tuve la dicha de poder realizar el unico tributo a Toto ( al menos no tengo noticias de otro ) realizado en la Argentina, en el año 1997.
Lamentablemente luego de las dos visitas ( 93 y 96 ) de la banda al pais no pudimos volver a recibirlos, esperemos tenerlos pronto!!!!
Que decir de Jeff, lo extrañaremos siempre , pero la vida continua , y debemos seguir disfrutando de esta Super banda !!!, tengo 42 años y soy bajista, pueden contactarme.
TOTO !!!!!!!!!!!!!! for everrrrrrr
adrian seara - aos84@hotmail.com - la plata , buenos aires , Argentina
Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 20:43:01 (CEST)


Hello,

Jeff is standing in my Heard for my hole life. For me, his intension and feeling while he´s playing, feels like an drumming third dimension.
Best regards and special thanks to all musicians from the album *A trubite to Jeff*.

Chris
Chris Arenz - poes.webport@netcologne.de - Cologne
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 13:05:39 (CEST)


Querido Jeff:Has sido y siempre seras una gran inspiracion para mi ya que soy baterista desde los 14 años, acompañado por esa excelente e incomparable banda como lo es Toto, gracias a ellos descubri el sentimiento dedicacion y ganas que le ponen en su musica, quiero dejarle un saludo enorme a todos los fans de Toto de Latinoamerica y de todo el mundo entero, tienen mi mail para agregarme si quieren hablar o intercambiar opiniones sobre esta magistral banda!, saludos para todos!!!
Jeff...Nunca te olvidaremos!
Fernando - fer_eclipse@hotmail.com - Rosario Argentina
Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 19:39:16 (CEST)


Jeff
How can it be 13 years? I shall never forget that day.

Your legacy lives on, and you are still in our hearts.

God bless you, and love to Susan and the boys. I am sure you are always with them.

Until we meet.

Gregg
Gregg C. Hill - teal_dropper@hotmail.com - UK
Monday, June 20, 2005 at 16:50:54 (CEST)


Each time I hear Jeff's grooves, I realize, more and more, what a shame it is that he's gone. His work is unprecedented. His drums on Steely Dan's 'Gaucho' are ULTIMATE.

It does me great joy to see that his talent didn't go unnoticed.

R.I.P. Jeff.
Frank - frank.van.beek@hva.nl - Leiden, Holland
Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 20:24:55 (CEST)


tsk!tsk!tsk!byebye!!hehehehe
jun regalado - stash@yahoo.com - manila
Friday, June 17, 2005 at 08:04:07 (CEST)


Hi there! Just want to say a few words to my great idol late Jeff. As a drummer myself I see Jeff as greatest drummer ever and I got the honour to see him on the "Past to present" tour in 1990 at the Globe Arena, Stockholm, sweden. What a night. The Climax came in "Africa" as nearly 14000 people stood an sang along - amazing! JEFF - R I P
Johan
Johan Englund - jo.englund@spray.se - Stockholm, Sweden
Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 12:17:41 (CEST)


Jeff was unlike many other drummers. His style was something that no other person could duplicate. He was an amazing drummer with a very special gift. To this day i can still remember his flow on the kit. It was really something. I think i can speak for every jeff porcaro fan out there in saying that we will always rememeber u as a true legend on the drums. Your forever in out hearts.
mista_giggles - mista_giggles@hotmail.com - Toronto, Canada
Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 00:04:43 (CEST)


when Jeff died, i was 22 years old, and a toto's fan, i was ravaged by the sad news about Jeff, i have heared on french tv the anchorman saying that Jeff died : he was and still one of my favourites musicians, it was like i lost a friend, and my life will be forever not the same after Jeff died, because he was so gifted, so full of talent, every note played by Jeff was like a gift from heaven !!!! We miss you so much, Jeff !!!!
bertrand menager - menager.bertrand@wanadoo.fr - france
Monday, June 13, 2005 at 19:26:22 (CEST)


Lunch period, Grant High School, Van Nuys California, Spring of 1972: I have to get to the outdoor stage area quickly...Jeff and the guys are playing live again today! Even then, Jeff's drums stood out and I believe everyone had the same feeling of being in the presence of incredible talent. And yes, I felt very fortunate to hear him and know him...he was one of those true nice guys. I watched his career unfold with sheer delight and proudly reminisced about those incredible Spring of '72 lunch break sessions with anyone and everyone within an earshot of a Toto song. Yes, he departed much too soon, but Jeff left a brilliant, indelible mark, unmatched to this day, on the music scene and in the hearts and minds and souls (and ears!) of all those that he touched. No, I was not just fortunate...I was truly blessed to have known him. God bless you, Jeff Porcaro...I look forward to leafing through the old yearbook with you.
Gary Cordova - gmcofla - San Fernando Valley, L.A., CA, USA
Friday, June 10, 2005 at 08:20:09 (CEST)


Jeff Porcaro foi um dos melhores bateristas de todos os tempos. O seu toque é singular jamais veremos outro igual. Os musicos do toto são incríveis e as músicas sensacionais. Qeu Deus o tenha.
hugo mario r da silva - hugomrs@hotmail.com.br - Salvador- bahia-Brasil
Thursday, June 09, 2005 at 16:30:28 (CEST)


Jeff Porcaro foi um dos melhores bateristas de todos os tempos.Para mim o toto e uma das melhores bandas com musicos incríveis e musicas sensacionais. a Batida de jeff é singular jamais veremos um toque semelhante. que deus o tenha.
hugo mario r silva - hugomrs@hotmail.com.br - Salvador- bahia-Brasil
Thursday, June 09, 2005 at 16:08:45 (CEST)


My brother and I grew up as drumming students, and almost gave it away after hearing Jeff. every thing he eer did behind a kit was pure brillance! We judged our skill level, on whether we could do what any other drummer did.... Some of his rudements and rolls are still a mystery to us after some 35 years collectivly in front of the skins. We still love and miss him. No one comes close, and maybe never will. We love you Jeff, keep bangin away up there, and keep 'em all entertained.
Dean Rossi - dro25936@bigpond.net.au - Queensland Australia
Wednesday, June 08, 2005 at 15:11:17 (CEST)


While I love Toto and Jeff Pocaro, I can listen to Jeff on Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees tracks Lowdown and Ledo Shuffle (amongst many others) and still be amazed at how tight and flawless his work is. My heart goes out to his fans and family. Gone maybe, but never forgotten.
Darren Rossi - drossi2001@hotmail.com - Australia
Wednesday, June 08, 2005 at 14:03:47 (CEST)


Hello, Jeff! I'm sure you already know that Toto is a 6 piece band again...You surely smile and bless the new formula seeing that Greg Phillinganes is with your brothers. One thing is for sure: your legacy will always be treasured by Toto and by the fans! May God bless your unique soul! Love, Andy.
Andrew Sandor - andi76@rdslink.ro - Oradea, Romania
Monday, May 30, 2005 at 21:34:19 (CEST)


il tuo stile e il tuo unico ed impeccabile tocco per la batteria ma anche per la musica in genere,hanno lasciato un segno indelebile nella storia dei toto e della musica.
se da lassù mi senti,GRAZIE JEFF il tuo contributo alla musica è stato e sarà sempre insostituibile e pregiato.GRAZIE A TUTTI VOI TOTO
lobo - furetto909@libero.it - rome-italy
Monday, May 30, 2005 at 13:00:50 (CEST)


Jeff !!! Du warst der aller aller Beste.
Du hattest ein wahninnige Ausstrahlung und dein Spiel war phänomenal. We love You
Jens Peter - jenspeter34@gmx.de - Germany
Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 20:20:55 (CEST)


Jeff was the best drummer on Groove, Time, Taste, Sound, the best drummer Ever.
Fortunately he recorded a lot.. so we can enjoy that!
Thank you Jeff.
Max Maiorana - maxmajorana75@mac.com - NYC
Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 07:07:49 (CEST)


Jeff is my god. he was so incredible and it's not fair that such a brilliant drummer had to leave this world. i'm freakin' out everytime i hear a toto song or generally a song in which jeff played drums... nobody will come up to his performance. he was and is still the one
Motz - motz.man@gmx.net - Austria
Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 02:16:03 (CEST)


I freaked first time I heard Toto's Rosanna and Jeff's superb drum work on a Dallas-Fort Worth radio station. I felt I had hear the best jazz/rock song of all time then and still do here in 2005.

This 6'th generation Texan remembers the legacy of great Jeff P. and knows he and his work with Toto will live forever.

Come to Texas, Toto, we are waiting!
Texas Tall - Denton, Texas
Friday, May 20, 2005 at 23:40:46 (CEST)


Tengo 43 años y desde los 14 me acompaña TOTO no creo que Haya grupos de esta calidad. yo nunca He superado la desaparicion de Jeff Porcaro para mi fue y sera el Groove Man...Inigualable..Estes donde estes siempre te llevo en mi corazon..Bss
Carlos Parra Castillo - Teatromiguelfisac-carlos@Hotmail.com - Sevilla-España
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 12:07:23 (CEST)


ELFUE UN GRAN BATERISTA PARA MI EL MEJOR BATERISTA DEL MUNDO APARTE DE QUE FUE UN GRAN SER HUMANO A MI TAMBIEN ME GUSTA LA BATERIA QUISIERA SER UN GRAN BATERISTA COMO EL Y TAMBIEN ME GUSTA SU GRUPO TOTO

JUAN CALDAS - ALIANZALIMAUB40@HOTMAIL.COM - INDEPENDENCIA
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 02:32:39 (CEST)


Jeff´s Rosanna groove is so nice that I going crazy when I listen to it! He made ToTo to a great band and I belive he is in heaven and playing drums..
Tribute from Sweden....
Kristian - Erskog - Sweden, Gothenburg
Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 20:49:05 (CEST)


Jeff´s Rosanna groove is so nice that I going crazy when I listen to it! He made ToTo to a great band and I he is in heaven and playing drums..
Tribute from Sweden....
Kristian - Erskog - Sweden, Gothenburg
Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 20:47:59 (CEST)


To me Jeff is the greatest drummer of our time & his GROOVE will live on forever in our hearts. Peace!
Aze - azenator@gmail.com - Singapore
Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 19:24:44 (CEST)


First exposre to Jeff's genius was Boz Skagg's "Low Down". That on said it all!
Mike In Cary - Jim.siplon@mci.com - NC
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 20:54:36 (CEST)


Rosanna has to be the best drum groove ever. Don't think it could ever be topped. What a drummer. One of the best ever!

Alfonso - alfonsosalvatore.rubino@fastwebnet.it - Reggio Emilia, Italy
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 18:52:23 (CEST)


Thank you Jeff your drumming teach me again now to play the drum!
Alfonso - alfonsosalvatore.rubino@fastwebnet.it - Reggio Emilia, Italy
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 18:50:52 (CEST)


Forgot to say this: Jeff, you're the one, the inspiration, everything that is good about music. Hope you somehow can understand how great your contribution to music is, how many you have inspired to enjoy music as it should be enjoyed, how many you have helped to see what the real thing is. You will always be the best, and I'm sure that every man on earth is with me when I say Thanks for not only opening the door, but also showing the way. We musicians will always see you in the horizont where you stans pointing to where the next wonderboy-drummer will explore. I know you rest in peace Jeff!
Simon - as below - Sweden still
Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 14:56:35 (CEST)


I just wanted to say that Jeff has left something so important to the music world. No one lives forever but when a musician dies, he becomes a legend. So in that and many other ways he's going to be among us til we join him. However it gives me sort of a creepy feeling to listen to his magic one-of-a-kind grooves and knowing I can't meet him and give my worship. But still it feels good to know that I'm gonna jam with Mr. Porcaro in heaven for all eternity. Peace to all you guys and hope you all feel the same happiness for Jeff as I do, though he can only watch us and smile. Love, Simon
Simon - simon.hermansson@crossnet.se - Sweden
Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 14:32:27 (CEST)


Rosanna has to be the best drum groove ever. Don't think it could ever be topped. What a drummer. One of the best ever!
Richie - RichieRockStreet@aol.com - Pittston,Pa
Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:20:31 (CEST)


Rosanna has to be the best drum groove ever. Don't think it could ever be topped. What a drummer. One of the best ever!
Richie - RichieRockStreet@aol.com - Pittston,Pa
Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:20:29 (CEST)


Rosanna has to be the best drum groove ever. Don't think it could ever be topped. What a drummer. One of the best ever!
Richie - RichieRockStreet@aol.com - Pittston,Pa
Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:19:59 (CEST)


Desde qndo tinha 14 anos em 1989 adoro TOTO,e JEFF POCCARO continua sendo um dos maiores bateristas,na minha opniao.VIVA JEFF,VIVA TOTO.DEUS OS ABENÇOE.JEFF VIVE EM NOSSOS CORAÇOES.
CARLOS ROBERTO - carlosmourinha@hotmail.com - ceara - BRASIL
Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 15:31:05 (CEST)


My first 10 cd's were from the band TOTO and my friends did think it was unusual for a 10 year old boy (I'm 15 now), but what fascinated me almost at every song was the drum. Jeff's music inspired me to drum myself and now I'm a drummer. Jeff was the best and no one will ever be better
Frank Klont - ell_rabit@hotmail.com - Exloo, The Netherlands
Friday, April 29, 2005 at 16:47:05 (CEST)


Hi !
I love to play drums and to listen to Toto's albums and other jeff's recordings. He's just amazing,, and a very important influence in my music. See you in drummer's heaven !
Jose Muñoz - joseamh@hotmail.com - Costa Rica
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 00:58:03 (CEST)


dead but still live.
live in our dreams and toto's albums

leevi - finland
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 14:30:41 (CEST)


Jamais existirá um batera como vc. vc é único , que Deus o abençoe onde estiver . do seu filho e discípulo Rafa.
Rafael - rafamidi@hotmail.com - Brasil
Monday, April 25, 2005 at 15:36:12 (CEST)


I have Met Jeff in Weathersfield Connecticut at the local music store. i'm from cromwell next town over also had the pleasure of meeting other family members. I too am a former professional percussionist. I do know jeff and John Bonham have alot to talk about in heaven. "Stand in the fire" I was there awsume work love yaa
Eric Carta - contact4property@aol - Sebring Florida
Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 10:24:25 (CEST)


hi jeff belated happy b day........ thanks alot... u are my inspiration in drumming.. "LESS IS MORE".. "PERFECT TIME" thanks a lot.... c you in heaven jeff.
timothy - tim_kayks@yahoo.com - pampanga
Monday, April 18, 2005 at 19:54:24 (CEST)


A big lost inte the musicworld, he was one of a kind. Absolutly one of the best drummers in world. RIP Jeff.
Torbjörn Persson - torbjornpersson85@hotmail.com - Sweden
Friday, April 15, 2005 at 10:50:05 (CEST)


The intro to Rosanna has to be one of the most recognizable drum intros in music. He was such as solid drummer. Such a shame he's not with us today :(
Douglas Schwabe - schwadougl@cs.com - Coraopolis, PA
Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 00:52:32 (CEST)


Well....where can I begin?! Jeff played with a sense of musicianship that very few possess! He not only was a drummer but a superior musician! I go way back listening to Jeff....But my favorite piece that I listen to all the time still. Is Stevie Wonder's "Isnt She Lovely" played by Lee Ritnenour and Bill Champlain! On the Captain Fingers album. The "feel" on the track is just words cannot describe it....Just AWESOME! The pocket was SO BIG that EVERYONE FELL INTO IT!!!
And of course the "Rosanna" track....Jeff is number #1 in my book! And when I play I try to play up to the standard that Jeff has created....But that is a very TALL TASK!!!
A belated Thank You to Jeff for all the GREAT Music that he left us!!!!
God Bless You Jeff! We all miss you!!
Peace In Heaven
RVG
Roland V. Gomes - roland.gomes@sbcglobal.net - Carson City, NV
Monday, April 11, 2005 at 05:49:26 (CEST)


As a kid I danced to the Music of TOTO and Jeff's drumming, those amazing shuffle beats and layered melodies. Now a songwriter/performer, I had the unique opportunity to record my 3rd CD at Jeff's old studio in LA, which still continues the tradition of producing great music. You can feel the amazing creative energy there in the walls. For me, this is clearly a sign that his legacy still 'passes it on' to younger musicians, and that is beautiful. That's what it's all about. I captured a tribute record for my decesed father there at Jeff's old studio that I'm very proud of. His illness was the catalyst for my music. In short, to live every moment I can. So Jeff, here's to you. Cheers.

Chris Harrington
Singer/Songwriter
Minneapolis

Chris Harrington - info@chrisharrington.com - Minneapolis
Friday, April 08, 2005 at 14:25:47 (CEST)


I discovered Jeff at a later age and nevertheless his taste and style encompassed me and greatly influenced my professional life. Without a doubt the most tasteful drummer in rock history...what a loss.
Diego GroM Meraviglia - grom@technologist.com - Milan, ITALY
Thursday, April 07, 2005 at 11:08:44 (CEST)


Jeff - you are Toto to us. And we're thankful for the time we had you, even though it was brief. Bless you.

Tremendous thanks to Simon Phillips who stepped up to the challenge, and gave Toto all the more reason to continue. Jeff, you are sorely missed, but your legacy will go on.

See you all soon,

Silas
Silas Barnes - Silas.Barnes@rsise.anu.edu.au - Australia
Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 12:14:13 (CEST)


Jeff was one of the best drummers in the world and that is my memorie of him and for me he will live forever
Kimmie Fransson - KimmieFransson_6@hotmail.com - Sweden
Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 07:50:08 (CEST)


There is no other drummer I have known that have that kind of PASSION abouth The Rythm that Jeff had. He had a GLUE between the notes no other drummer can copy and was The Best. I don`t find technically drummers so very interesting because "everyone" can disiplin himself and be as good as Dave Weckl, Simon Phillips or Vinnie Colaiuta, it`s just a matter of time, but when one comes to Jeff`s GROOOVES, who can stand still? He had a talent, a God-given one. My dear son Marcus was born 4 aug 1992, one day before Jeff passed away. I have now bought a Yamaha HipGig set to him and he is already a fan of Jeff`s playing. We listen to Toto, Al Jarreay (Breaking away), Don Henley (New York Minute) and even Russ Taff (Shake) where he plays only hi-hat (!). One can recognice Jeff at once. Even it is 13 years ago he passed away we feel that we still miss him and our thoughts and prayers goes to his wife, his children and family. Bless U all and Bless U other guys in the Tot family. We feel one with U.
Asbjørn Boyesen - asbjorn@boyesen.no - Oslo Norway
Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 00:04:07 (CEST)


Jeff Porcaro was my godfather. I don't really have many memories of him, but i know that he was a major part in my life. I have the pictures to prove that. But when i think about him and his life, i think about him playing the drums and living a great life. It's a shame that his life was cut short, but he's in Heaven and will be waiting for all of us Toto fans when we get there.
Ashley - Xterrababe02@hotmail.com - San Diego, Ca
Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 05:38:49 (CEST)


Jeff Porcaro was my godfather. I don't really have many memories of him, but i know that he was a major part in my life. I have the pictures to prove that. But when i think about him and his life, i think about him playing the drums and living a great life. It's a shame that his life was cut short, but he's in Heaven and will be waiting for all of us Toto fans when we get there.
Ashley - Xterrababe02@hotmail.com - San Diego, Ca
Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 05:38:47 (CEST)


Dear Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro.
Happy Birthday!How's your life?
My name is Momoe.i just started drums this january.i really enjoy drumming.i've been longing for your drums,but i was thinking i shouldn't touch those place.but i canged my mind,if i'm interested in something and i don't have any problems to do,i should do.i understand what is "live for today,tommorow may never come"'s mean.and i thought i would become to see new world where i've never seen before if i touch drums.yes,it was true.now i enjoy listerning to music,going instrument shop,reading chart,and the first thing is holding sticks!!!it very difficult,i can't still hold well.but i could made many many dreams.i'll keep and use carefully a lot of gift you gave us.thanks,you always gave me brave,spirit,hope and gentleness.
and...when i go to your place but i never know when,i'll go your live absolutely.it's very pleasure.i do lot of practice too.
love.
ps...please excuse my english.!!!i really forget many things.

momo - japan
Friday, April 01, 2005 at 18:15:10 (CEST)


its that time of year again when all of us who loves you get to greet you again on your birthday. Happy Birthday Jeff. The joy and the inspiration you have left all of us will be forever remembered. We miss you. as soon as forever is through, i'll be over you...
mike coprada - drumforJESUS@yahoo.com - manila, philippines
Friday, April 01, 2005 at 07:05:40 (CEST)


I've been a fan since before the debut when the players played for Boz Scaggs on "Silk Degrees." Each player was, and is, very precise in their performances. I could always place Jeff's performances in recordings. He had a distinct style and intricacy matched by no one else. I finally got to see the band live in Austin, Texas during the "Hydra" tour. Each member blew me away. Of course, I couldn't keep my eyes off of Jeff's performance. He did things that other bands would need two drummers to accomplish. I measure the talent of a drummer from the "yardstick" left by Jeff, and I have to say, many fall short.

I was deeply saddened when I heard the news of Jeff's passing. It felt as if I had lost a family member. I will always remember Jeff , especially on April 1. Bro, I love you and miss you still.
Eddie Vasquez - eddiedjv@hotmail.com - Texas, USA
Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 20:56:34 (CEST)


Hi Jeff! I will never ever forget the night you and Toto jammed at The Café Opera in Stockholm, must have been -97 or-98, and you let my friend Niclas take the sticks and sit in for a song with the band.
Bertil
Bertil Höglund - hoglundmfl@chello.se - Stockholm, Sweden
Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 14:07:07 (CEST)


KUNKUN
wilson tino da silva - rijp_tita@hotmail.com - japao
Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 13:39:06 (CEST)


My brother Jeff, I'm already preparing myself to celebrate your birthday! The day after tomorrow, in my daily radio show, I'll talk about you...about how much you meant and continue to mean to music and music lovers. I'll be back on the 1st of April to have a virtual beer or Martini with you. God bless your soul! Andy
Andrew Sandor - liandremari@yahoo.com - Oradea, Romania
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 10:51:02 (CEST)


THE FIRST TIME I HEARD HOLD THE LINE I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE DRUMMING OF JEFF PORCARO, AND GOT MY DAD TO GET ME A DRUM KIT THERE AND THEN TO PLAY ALONG WITH THAT TRACK. I STILL PLAY TO IT NOW. JEFF WAS THE BEST AND ALWAYS WILL BE TO ME, HE IS ALWAYS THERE WHEN I PLAY IN MY THOUGHTS AND ALWAYS IN MY HEART GOD BLESS YOU. YOU ARE STILL THE BEST THANKYOU.
NEIL SHELTON - NMSHELTON8@aol.com - SOMERCOTES,ENGLAND
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 23:23:10 (CEST)


He is the best. Keep up the music.
Dave Palmer - david.palmer@lausd.net - In front of my computer.
Monday, March 28, 2005 at 20:51:31 (CEST)


Grew up in So. Cal. played with various bands and grew up listening to Jeff lay down the tracks that help make Toto a band above most others. Jeff was my "dream band" drummer. I will miss him forever. Every time I hear him play he's still here with all of us.
S Ferris - ebfenter@aol.com - NJ USA
Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 04:28:39 (CEST)


UN UNICO NOME, UN UNICO STILE, JEFFRY...
UN SOLO RAMMARICO NELLA MIA VITA: NON AVER MAI VISTO UN TUO CONCERTO... TUTTO IL RESTO NON CONTA!! VORREI GRIDARE QUESTO VUOTO...
COME IL CIELO SOVRASTA TUTTO, TU SOVRASTI IN ME OGNI TIPO DI MUSICA!! A PRESTO...
Renato Drummer - holdtheline@infinito.it - Milano (Cinisello Balsamo)
Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 14:56:54 (CET)


Great memories!! Listening to all the classics he played on, I think of him almost daily. His playing was nothing else but true magic. So thank you J.P. Respect. Bless ya. Miss ya. With love, Yves.
yves - donkeretoren@hotmail.com - Belgium
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 11:38:21 (CET)


Jeff was and will stay the groove drummer. I play drums too, i like very much Toto and our friend will stay in my memory as long as i 'll listen him.
You have gone too early but you will always stay in our minds

Jerome DARMOUNI - jerome.darmouni@free.fr - Paris
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 01:07:17 (CET)


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GUYMEN - GUYMEN@GUYMEN.COM - LONDON
Monday, March 21, 2005 at 21:59:16 (CET)


jeff was simply the best.
nico - nicoflaxteuma@yahoo.fr - MARSEILLE
Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 19:28:51 (CET)


In Summer 1992 I was in Corsica, a mediterranean island. The day I decided to travel back home I called may parents, that I gonna be home the next day. My mother was on the phone and she said, that Jeff Porcaro died. I stood there in the phone booth on a market place, the sun was shining and everything around me was no longer existing at this moment. I stood there for a while and said nothing, felt -still feel- a great loss. An old pal of mine and I -both drummers- miss him very very much. (We met Mr. Joe Porcaro at the Tribute for Jeff in 2002). His work didn´t end there, it lives forever on the wings of my time.
Stefan - info4sb@aol.com - Osnabrück, Germany
Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 13:31:14 (CET)


since the hold the line alblum, i was hooked on jeff and all of toto. i always check for credits on other alblums and could always hear jeff before reading the credits. but simon is a killer himself.i play the drums too.wish i could play like them. thanks pete
peter abbate - car179@aol - new orleans
Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 05:34:31 (CET)


cada vez que lo veo tocar me inspira a cosas nuevas dentro de la musica,siendo yo mismo baterista me doy cuenta que fue el mejor porque supo combinar la tecnica, el buen gusto para tocar, la personalidad, la alegria, al mismo tiempo que dejaba correr agresividad cuando un era necesario en un tema, sumando perfeccion en los cortes. sos todo lo que un baterista quiere llegar a ser.
Jaimes Cristian - mancolaiuta@yahoo.com.ar - Buenos Aires Argentina
Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 15:13:01 (CET)


You are very missed Jeff. The music has a quality that few have ever matched and Toto is the yardstick I by measure to this day. Thank you all for my wonderful musical memories.
Angelia - savannah@twmi.rr.com - Michigan
Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 07:49:30 (CET)


Well done Jeff!
Danny - danny_tommy@hotmail.com - Austria
Friday, March 11, 2005 at 12:58:33 (CET)


Jeff,siempre seràs recordado por esa sonrrisa, carisma, pasiòn y amor con que tocabas tu bateria. Aun vives y seguirás haciéndolo en las vidas de los que nos consideramos eternos fans de TOTO. Mi pequeño hijo goza al verte tocar cuando junto con él me siento en la sala a ver los videos de TOTO y le inspiras mucha admiración al punto de querer seguir tus pasos como músico.
Jeff, gracias por haber existido en esta vida y por seguir existiendo en la eternidad y en nuestros corazones juntamente a tus hermanos y amigos compañeros de TOTO.
Te queremos mucho,
Carlos, Lana y Gabriel

Carlos Meneses Farfán - carlosmenesses@yahoo.com - Lima - Perú (South America)
Friday, March 11, 2005 at 06:17:16 (CET)


Cada vez que veo tocar a Jeff en el video de Pamela, se me saltan las lágrimas.
Viva Toto.
Jose Miguel Sanchez - escarlatti@hotmail.com - España (Madrid)
Friday, March 11, 2005 at 00:30:43 (CET)


....."take me away in a different world where everything's fine"......
ROBERTA
Roberta - elisa33it@tiscali.it - Rome-Italy
Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 20:59:01 (CET)


...."day after day I feel myself slowing down,what daoes it mean"......
Jeff,let me come to you!!!
ROBERTA
Roberta - elisa33it@tiscali.it - Rome-Italy
Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 20:45:47 (CET)


my god...JEFFREY,you're in my heart forever.
i love you,really...
you was the best and you stay it!
peace/love/rock'n'roll...yeahhh!!!!
MARTIN from FRANCE - joey@123.hotmail.fr - FRANCE
Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 16:25:14 (CET)


Il miglior batterista che abbia mai ascoltato... Jeff resterai sempre il più grande!
Diego - diego@cdmcorporation.it - san donà di piave (VE)
Monday, March 07, 2005 at 09:49:48 (CET)


everyday thanks.
I became your fan 14years after but my drumming & engrish so sad..not ability!
I am your world fans worst!sorry...jeffry.
I not never give up. love you..your fans &
family god bless&good helth..my hope..

hiroe
Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 14:02:53 (CET)


Dear Jeff, this week is a special one for me and for all of your fans from my home town. The Jeff Porcaro Tribute Band will be performing this friday night at the State Theatre. It's a Hungarian band which plays Toto songs and by the way, Luke performed with thwm, too...They're really great and, what's the most important thing, they continue to keep your spirit alive. God bless your soul, Jeff!
Love, Andy
Andrew Sandor - liandremari@yahoo.com - Oradea, Romania
Monday, February 28, 2005 at 18:29:43 (CET)


Hi Jeff, you were and still are my main man as a drummer. I've spent this whole week-end reliving the good days of my youth back ind high-scholl by listening to my TOTO records.
You were the reason why I spent days and nights in my little soundproof studio with my exact replica of your drumkit, trying to get behind all your famous beats - what can I say.. You rocked my world back then and you still can when I listen to your music.

Now I've quit being a musician and I am pursuing another carreer but listening to you and your fabulous drumming skills it all makes me wanna go back in time.

You rock!!

Brian - bbn69@adr.dk - Horsens - Denmark
Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 19:42:32 (CET)


Jeff,la tua batteria continuerà a suonare per sempre nei nostri cuori.
Jeff,your drum will play in our hearts forever.
I don't know if the translation is good...
Kiss from Italy
Filippo Simonetti - shaggy-85@libero.it - Italy
Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 10:38:12 (CET)


only the good die young...!
maybe these words can tell us, why such great artists as jeff had to pass away. he still is an idol for all drummers and for those, who try to get one someday. he created a new generation, he did music nobody did before and he had a rythm-feeling nobody still has yet. and although i'm a singer and guitar player, he was the only reason i tried to learn playing drums. i had no chance. if you meet bon scott in heaven (or hell?) tell him, i cried for him too!
Berni - rayvaughn@sms.at - Vienna, Austria
Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 04:08:56 (CET)


elton john singing candle in the wind
eric carlton - dywanecrltn@yahoo.com - birmingham al.
Friday, February 25, 2005 at 20:56:38 (CET)


Words can't express my feelings right now but I am crying. Jeff, your brothers and your dadinspired me to keep going i was amazed when I saw you in stuio doing the sound track for Young Blood with Micky. The little input that I had still made it a deep honor to have been in your presents I have worked with many session drummers and pros but meeting the family long ago when i was in the Weathersfield fife and drum corps. Then had the honor to go to music school in hartford and see the gang working on new stuff. Baby, your right up there with me. Love ya and hello brothers and dad....
Eric Carta
P.S. if you see John Bonham in drummers heaven. tell him I said I made the choice he is now #2 god bless im still playing
Eric Carta - Contact4property@aol.com - now in Florida from Cromwell CT,
Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 01:51:06 (CET)


Jeff Porcaro was not only a human metronome, he played with such great grooves on rockin' tunes as well as on ballads. He set his back beat in exactly the right place. He never got in the way, especially on session work. He is by far my favorite session player . . .ever. I still miss him immensely. What a tremendous loss to the music world!
Jeff Rhoades - jrhoades@cox-internet.com - Arkansas
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 17:34:11 (CET)


Mon plus grand regret sera de n'avoir jamais vu Jeff sur scène. Jeff était quelqu'un qui avait une prestance, une attitude, un feeling innimitables. Etant moi-même musicien (claviers-chant), j'ai passé bon nombre d'années au sein d'un groupe qui ne reprenait exclusivement que du Toto. Jeff est quelqu'un qui, musicalement, marque au jour le jour. Son aura musicale, dépassant largement les limites de sa batterie, est très palpable à l'écoute et ne peut laisser indifférent. Encore aujourd'hui, lorsque je travaille des compos, j'ai toujours une petite voix intérieure qui me dit : "est-ce que ça lui plairait, ça, à Jeff ; est-ce qu'il l'aurait pensé comme ça, lui ?...".
Merci Jeff, pour tout et pour toujours !
Paul Cribailllet - isapenaud@aol.com - Merci pour tout, Jeff !
Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 00:24:47 (CET)


We heard the Album within our first Holyday in 1982. And now, when we listen to the music on any moment since this time, we feel happy together. Now we have two Girls, 16 and 13. They also love the Songs from TOTO. With other Band takes a Bridge between Generations? Tanks so lot Jeff
Renate + Ruediger - Ruediger.Niemczyk@t-online.de - Germany
Friday, February 18, 2005 at 16:43:53 (CET)


Tehetsége és hihetetlen egyénisége a legnygyobbak közé emeli Őt! Példaképemnek tartom Őt bár tudom, hogy ilyen dobos csak egy születik egy évszázadban.
Ákos Albert - akosalbert@citromail.hu - Komló, Hungary
Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 16:50:32 (CET)


Remember Songs like Rosanna or Mushanga
and his Groove ,thats Music for Past and Future simply Great.
Nikola Sanji - sanjims1970@aol.com - Best Drummer in Rockhistory
Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 21:27:42 (CET)


i have listened in amazement to jeff's playing throughout the years. jazz, rock, country, r&b or pop, he was the quintessential player. if all drummers had an iota of his talent, we'd all be superstars. miss ya jeff.
vince - drumvp@hotmail.com - new york
Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 23:43:11 (CET)


.... you'll live forever with us ... and we'll remember you every time the intro of Rosanna shake our hearts. thank you Jeff
DIMITRI - dimitri67@vivacity.it - Verona
Wednesday, February 09, 2005 at 09:16:24 (CET)


juste un petit coucou en français
ce groove me manque
messal didier - messaldidier@oreka.com - toulouse FRANCE
Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 21:57:40 (CET)


Master Jeff Porcaro to me is just everything, i think that no one can put your soul in every hit on the drums like he did - he is my teacher =)
I start to play because of him, toto (off course) and beatles!
So Jeff thanks! i´m pretty shure that you was and is important for ALL
Raphael C. Basso - r_excalibur@hotmail.com - Brazil, South America
Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 17:29:36 (CET)


Jeff Porcaro, the best drummer i´ve ever heard, hope TOTO lasts forever.... and No one better than Simon Philips to replace Jeff.
Eduardo Servin - eservinh@hotmail.com - Cd. Juarez. Mexico
Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 06:26:46 (CET)


Jeff - unbelievable. Live forever.
Minnie - Hungary
Monday, February 07, 2005 at 13:37:10 (CET)


Hey brother Jeff,I need your spiritual support this moment!Please let me feel that you're with me!I'm doing something really special,my man!I will always love you,brother Jeff....don't leave me alone!
ROBERTA
Roberta - elisa33it@tiscali.it - Rome-Italy
Saturday, February 05, 2005 at 21:31:46 (CET)


Dear Jeff for me you never die. Your filling, and your sound when you is inconfundibel.
Ricardo Ribeiro - ribas.mog@iol.pt - Portugal
Thursday, February 03, 2005 at 22:51:49 (CET)


I will never say was...
HE is a MAN who showed me the meaning of life.
Thank You Jeff.
You will live forever
Zofia - electricfish@op.pl - 1
Thursday, February 03, 2005 at 19:55:53 (CET)


Jeff was one of the best drummers i knew,ev´ry hit was magic,same as Mike at the bass ev´ry tune is fuckin magic.Since 1986
i was on every TOTO-gig in munich and south-
germany.Simon is the only man who is perfect
to for this band and let Jeff living forever
in our hearts.Keep fuckin playin....
Holger ENGHARDT - holger@enghardt.de - germany
Thursday, February 03, 2005 at 19:29:31 (CET)


la première fois que j'ai vu sur scene jeff porcaro en live, a la fin des années 80, ça était pour moi une direction, "la direction du bonheur!!!" ce groove à la fois saisissable et prenant, et cette communication eternelle avec les musiciens du groupe... A la fois triste quand je l'écoute, et heureux d'entendre ce groove inimitable et magique dont les discussions avec mes amis musiciens ne font que s'enrichir d'années en années. "A marseille nous avons le plus beau soleil du monde, mais le jour où tu es passé, c'était le plus beau de la galaxie." kad.
kaboura kader - kabkad@hotamil.fr - marseille
Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 14:07:43 (CET)


The music of Toto is a true inspiration to me! What an amazing band, featuring some of the finest musicians anywhere. Jeff's incredible since of timing and unequaled technincal prowess will certainly be missed.
Doug Laningham - dklanningham@msn.com - Castle Rock, CO
Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 19:58:52 (CET)


The first song that I heard from Toto was "Hold the Line" at a hospital in Janesville Wisconsin,as a phone installer (1981), and I was hooked ever since. I have the upmost respect for Steve and Co. but Jeff brought crisp and detailed druming.
To me, Jeff defied drum electronics programing. As long you had him around , you'd forget about budget reducing in your songs. We all can agree that he enjoyed jamming , also he would seem like the "Little Drummer Boy" because it was heartfelt.
Jeff , you have left us a legacy of how music should be played.
Thanks Steve, everytime you pause to remember.
See you's in Puerto Rico.

Gilbert Marquez Jr. - gilbert_marquez@ici.com - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 16:00:12 (CET)


(first please excuse my english..)
how can you express the joy in your earth when you see the eyes of jeff smiling while he is playing??
that was pure and real happiness...
he has a beatiful life, he always was a star of rythym in a sky full of silence, and i think that he is now playing the drums on the clouds...smiling forever.
thanks jeff...
we all see you soon.
pablo roldan - roldan_001@hotmail.com - chile, southamerica.
Friday, January 28, 2005 at 13:31:37 (CET)


I just wanted to drop a few lines about Jeff and Toto. I really enjoy watching the DVD Toto from Past to Present. I also enjoy watching Live in Amsterdam. I just enjoy watching Jeff playing the drums,he seemed to have enjoyed his job. I have also read alot of the tributes made to Jeff,and he really appreciated his fans and to me that just blesses me that he would have appreciated me as well because I am a fan. I also wanted to say to the rest of the band. I saw in the DVD Live in Amsterdam how you signed autographs for your fans, that means alot to me, because it sure is a let down when some bands don't feel it necessary to do that, not that I go to alot of concerts, but bands need to realize that if not for us, they would not be where they are if not for us. I know that alot of times their schedule does not permit them to do so but they should keep that in mind. Thank you Toto, you sound so good when you harmonize together,that was what got me hooked. Keep up the good work!
sincerely your fan
Beryl
Beryl - none - Winnipeg,Manitoba, Canada
Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 11:08:48 (CET)


Simplemente uno de los mejores baterias de todos los tiempos,su forma de tocar era unica , hechamos de menos escucharte.
Raul - raul0luar@hotmail.com - Bilbao , España
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 17:25:43 (CET)


From my point of view, the best drummer I have ever heard. His way to beat the drums always were so exquisite.

I was a drummer 10 years ago, and always wanted to beat drums like Jeff.

A big loss in Music ocurred with his death.

However, he lives in our heart...

Sincerely

*
Manuel De La Peña - mdelapena@yahoo.com - Cd Obregon, Son. Mexico
Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 16:41:25 (CET)


great drummer
aime tolra - aime_077@hotmail.com - argentina
Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 16:02:45 (CET)


I remember riding the train all night to go see Toto in the middle of North Dakota at a state fair in the 80's. I had never seen them in concert before and wanted to make sure I did. As I sat down, Jeff Porcaro came out drinking a can of Bud. One of the security guys came up and made him throw it out. I went up to him and said "Jeff, I am a huge fan of your music and your playing." He looked me straight in the eye and said "thanks man, that really means alot to hear you say that."

I couldn't believe how humble he was. One of the coolest cats ever. What a loss.

Also, there is an album by a Christain band called Liaison. Jeff played on the entire album. Not my cup of tea from a lyric point of view, but the drums are incredible.
Jake Davenport - chicago_jake@yahoo.com - Chicago Illinois
Friday, January 21, 2005 at 07:50:58 (CET)


I'd like to say that to me no one will never be able to groove as much as jeff porcaro. The greatest drummer of the 20th centhury.

Youre the one jeff...

LUC
Luc Santos - maxyfamily@hotmail.com - Bordeaux, France
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 21:36:25 (CET)


Lea was the great compositions i've ever heared from jeff, drum beats are so smooth and very soulfully catchy. being a drummer, jeff was a big loss in this industry. See ya at road 99 jeff.
Chito - chotzzzz81@yahoo.com - Manila Philippines
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 14:53:13 (CET)


Simply put, Jeff you were the best and you will always be remembered as long as there is music to listen to. You are physically gone but your music will live for ever. To the rest of the guys, see you in PR Feb 2005.
Israel Rodriguez - israelrod@yahoo.com - Puerto Rico
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 12:24:01 (CET)


what can i say about jeff? He's simply brilliant!!!The best drummer that i've ever seen since jon bonham!!
You'll always be in our memories.....
shahrin - jimi2thumb@gmail.com - singapore
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 06:00:58 (CET)


Jeff is the best even he is dead but in our memories he is still alive.
Miikka - mike.kakkara@jippii.fi - Suomi,Oulu
Monday, January 17, 2005 at 09:54:15 (CET)


Jeff was the greatest drummer ever. He was so good and fast on his moves with drums.

I have been their fan about from 1988. And i allmost every week i play them songs from my audio devices. So good they are. And it raises good old memories from old days. When i was young.

Jeff you were the best..
Greetings to band also, you allways play good music.

If someone wants to talk about Jeff can contact me..
Petri - nevav@hotmail.com - Finland
Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 22:38:44 (CET)


I became a TOTO fan in 1980. The vocals, the versality, one song after the other, they all blew me away. But the one thing that really stood out for me was the drums. Jeff was, in my opinion, the absolute best ever. He had a way of making those drums heard in a song, to the point that you would listen again and again just to hear him play. He is surely missed. I still listen to him almost every single day.
Diane Brunina - tdefazio@nycap.rr.com - Albany, NY
Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 14:19:34 (CET)


Simplesmente o melhor baterista que conheci... o TOTO nunca mais foi o mesmo. Apesar de gostar demais do Simom. A todos do TOTO um super abraço. Arthur Marques é guitarrista e produtor muical.
Arthur Marques - arthur_antunes@ig.com.br - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 17:25:57 (CET)


Jeff,
Even though you passed away some years ago (...), you are still everyday with me, because you're still on radio !! Whatever the radio that you tune on, not a single hour passes without playing a song that you performed on !! From Toto to Steely, Springteen to Jackson, Dire Straits to Elton, your groove will remain (the same)...for ever
Respect
charles - colivier@bluewin.ch - Zurich, switzerland
Friday, January 14, 2005 at 23:38:53 (CET)


I will remember Jeff as the greatest drummer this world has ever seen ! His performance
on the Live DVD from Paris in unbelievable.
I never got to see Jeff in real person, have only watched him on his drumclinics and on the Live DVD's, but there is no doubt - Jeff you are the man and you will never be forgotten.

Also my biggest regards to Mr. Simon Phillips
who - even though Jeff can NEVER be replaced - but Simon you are wonderful, and thanks very much for joining the best band in the world.

Take very good care of yourself everyone
TOTO 4ever
Claus
Claus - claus_luke@yahoo.dk - Denmark
Friday, January 14, 2005 at 16:20:36 (CET)


Jeff, fuiste un maestro de la bateria, tocabas con sentimiento, siempre vas a ser el mas grande Jeff
Marcelo - ebongio_1@hotmail.com - Chile
Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 21:35:11 (CET)


Cada día que escucho o veo a Jeff tocar en cd´s o videos encuentro algo nuevo en el, en lo personal es de los pocos baterístas que sabían como encender al público y aún a sus compañeros de grupo. Era un músico de corazón que lo único que buscaba era ser la base para una canción inolvidable, sin buscar la fama......habrán más como él?

Edy Samayoa - edygerardo@yahoo.es - Guatemala
Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 17:00:01 (CET)


Well what can I say about jeff, just that the music world has lost the greatist drummer on the face of this planet, there was nothing or no one that he could,nt play or play with the real tragedy in this whole situation is that he died to young and I myself never got the chance to see him play live, Im sure it would have been one night to remember. I started playing drums at the age of 5 and I am now 40 and toto and jeff have been a great insperation to me and my music career he was truely my Idle the best of the best and someday I would like to see toto come to boston mass. so at least I can see the greatist band that ever lived in honor of THE GREAT JEFF POCARO!!!!!!
Dave Perry - D1perry@umassd.edu - Boston massachusettes
Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 04:16:19 (CET)


I can remember the first time I heard Lowdown by Boz Scaggs. It was such a groovin tune. I was 17 years old at the time and I just had to find out who the drummer was. After awhile I realized that this amazing Time keeper was playing on all my favorite recodings. I am a guitarist who really digs the groove, and for me, although there are many great drummers in the world, Jeff was the most groovin ever. His music lives on through all the great recordings
SAL RAIMONDI - sraimondi@nyc.rr.com - brooklyn NY
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 21:13:09 (CET)


at first excuse my english
just want to tell jeff is a model for me, i have play drum about 7 years and is one of the best drumer for me, heaven if he don't no about me he brings me so much wen i was learning and try to do the same as he do, so keep on druming in the sky brother jeffrey i'm sure the angels appreciate. You drum keep on reason in my heart
olivier pascal - pascalmaison@free.fr - france
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 19:49:48 (CET)


I have bought your videos CD and one thing I noticed about Jeff is that he really looked like he was having fun and that he enjoyed what he was doing. I really enjoy watching him play the drums.
eileen - winnipeg,mb.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 12:07:23 (CET)


Siempre es dificil decir adios!! pero el consuelo que queda en cada uno de nosotros es que tan solo es un hasta luego!! Gracias Jeff por darnos la oportunidad de conocerte en este corto paso por la vida y que sabemos que pronto no se cuando ni donde nos volveremos a encontrar, Gracias por plasmar tu esencia en cada cancion!! Hasta pronto!!Mexico y el grupo Los Residuos no te olvidan!
NANO URQUIZA - nano_2101@hotmail.com - Mexico D.F. mexico city
Monday, January 10, 2005 at 22:34:18 (CET)


......we only have this life to forgive and than forget but the only thing that matters is we have no regrets.....
Steve"Luke"Lukather
Roberta - elisa33it@tiscali.it - Rome-Italy
Sunday, January 09, 2005 at 03:50:44 (CET)


Still loving you, my friend.
Kepp 'n' shuffle.
Raffaele
raffaele - raf@dominoguns.com - Milano Italy
Saturday, January 08, 2005 at 23:32:37 (CET)


I like so much TOTO music an d i love yors CD. Jeff play very good and i will be in my mind the drums sound.
martin - marcin_nowak@autoabc.com.pl - poland
Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 19:16:33 (CET)


jeff's voice was the driving force and main attraction for me to this great band Toto. I miss his vocals and I miss the super-hits generated from his band.He will forever be missed.Thank You Toto for the memories!
lee fisher - nofishjr@alltel.net - lincoln ne
Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 17:58:21 (CET)


Jeff,be my guardian angel!I need to know you're near me because it's a particular moment for my life!Let me feel your strength!
ROBERTA
Roberta - elisa33it@tiscali.it - Rome-Italy
Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 22:35:27 (CET)


we still love you!
konstantin karis - tzelko8@otenet.gr - thessaloniki-HELLAS
Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 21:34:46 (CET)


Woa. a new year has started. Hope (in fact i'm sure)it will be a grat one. Your way of playing, and creating music is a road for all of us to follow in joy and happiness, even if some little wind is going against us!!! So, happy new year to every one; spend it in the best way!
A.C.A - g_hoglan@hotmail.com - The World
Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 00:13:13 (CET)