David Paich is the co-founder, keyboardist, principal songwriter, music director and a vocalist for the multi-Grammy award winning band Toto. Along with his work with Toto, David is in high-demand as a songwriter, producer and session musician, having played integral roles in projects by Michael Jackson, Boz Scaggs, Aretha Franklin, The Doobie Brothers and Rod Stewart - just to name a few. Throughout his career, David has won 1 Emmy and 6 Grammy Awards. In Februray 2023, David "Zoomed" with multi-award winning program director Ray White and provided his insights into his Silk Degrees project with Boz Scaggs, Toto's Old Is New album and the first solo album of his illustrious career, Forgotten Toys, that was recently released. David also shares his little known thoughts on his follow-up to his mega-hit Africa. You definitely want to check out this amazing interview and much more from Classic Artists Today! More from Toto on Episode 52, too!!
Dean Daughtry, keyboardist, was with the Classics IV during their heyday in the late 1960's when the band had three songs reach the Top 5 on the pop charts. In 1970, Dean was a co-founder of the Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS) with other members of The Candymen, with whom Dean was also a member of in his early years. For nearly 50 years Dean was a mainstay in ARS, which has had six Top 20 hits. Dean passed away on January 26, 2023. On this episode multi-award winning program director Ray White reaches back in the archives and features his May of 2010 interview with Dean before he took the stage. He shared with us his insights into the Classics IV and the emergence of ARS and their then current album Eufala. We close out this episode with an icon in American music, David Crosby, who left this world on January 18, 2023. We take you back to his days with The Byrds, Crosby Stills & Nash and his solo work. Two artists in bands that played a key role in many lives are featured right here on the CAT!