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Mike Porcaro

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Michael Joseph "Mike" Porcaro (May 29, 1955 – March 15, 2015) was an American bass player known for his work with Toto. [1]

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease (MND), and Lou Gehrig's disease, is a specific disease which causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles.

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Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

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Bee Gees

The Bee Gees --> were a pop music group formed in 1958.

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Boz Scaggs

William Royce "Boz" Scaggs (born June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

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The cello (plural cellos or celli) or violoncello is a string instrument.

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Classic Rock (magazine)

Classic Rock is a British magazine dedicated to rock music, published by Future PLC, who are also responsible for its "sister" publications Metal Hammer and Prog magazine.

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David Hungate

William David Hungate (born August 5, 1948) is a bass guitarist, producer, and arranger noted as a member of Los Angeles pop-rock band Toto from 1977 to 1982 and rejoining in 2014.

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A drummer is a percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums.

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)

Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills is one of the six Forest Lawn cemeteries in Southern California.

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Hard rock

Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.

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Hollywood Hills

The Hollywood Hills are a part of the Santa Monica Mountains and also a hillside neighborhood of the same name in the central region of the city of Los Angeles, California.

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In Flames

In Flames is a Swedish heavy metal band, which was formed by guitarist Jesper Strömblad in 1990 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jeff Porcaro

Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was an American drummer, songwriter, and record producer.

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Joe Porcaro

Joe Porcaro (born April 29, 1930) is an American jazz drummer.

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Larry Carlton

Larry Eugene Carlton (born March 2, 1948) is an American guitarist who built his career as a studio musician in the 1970s and '80s for acts such as Steely Dan and Joni Mitchell.

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Leland Sklar

Leland Bruce Sklar (born May 28, 1947) is an American musician.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Michael Franks (musician)

Michael Franks (born September 18, 1944) is an American jazz singer and songwriter, considered a leader of the quiet storm movement.

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Neo-progressive rock

Neo-progressive rock (also known as neo-prog) is a subgenre of progressive rock, which developed in the UK and achieved popularity in the 1980s.

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Percussion instrument

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.

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Peter Iwers

Peter Iwers (born on 15 May 1975) is the former bass player of the Swedish band In Flames.

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Pop rock

Pop rock (also typeset as pop/rock) is rock music with a greater emphasis on professional songwriting and recording craft, and less emphasis on attitude.

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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Seals and Crofts

Seals and Crofts were an American soft rock duo made up of James "Jim" Seals (born October 17, 1941) and Darrell "Dash" Crofts (born August 14, 1940).

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South Windsor, Connecticut

South Windsor is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.

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Steve Porcaro

Steven Maxwell Porcaro (born September 2, 1957) is an American keyboardist, composer and original member of the rock band Toto.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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Toto (band)

Toto is an American rock band formed in 1976 in Los Angeles.

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Toto IV

Toto IV is the fourth studio album by American rock band Toto released in the spring of 1982 by Columbia Records.

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Vicki Lawrence

Victoria Ann "Vicki" Lawrence (born March 26, 1949), sometimes credited as Vicki Lawrence Schultz, is an American actress, comedian, and pop music singer known for the many characters she originated on CBS's The Carol Burnett Show, where she appeared from 1967-78, for the entire series run.

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You Win Again (Bee Gees song)

"You Win Again" is a 1987 song written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb and performed by the Bee Gees.

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