Jeff Porcaro

1954 - 1992

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Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (; April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was an American drummer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for being the co-founder and drummer of the rock band Toto, but is one of the most recorded session musicians in history, working on hundreds of albums and thousands of sessions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jeff Porcaro has received more than 3,282,083 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Jeff Porcaro is the 582nd most popular musician (down from 547th in 2019), the 2,991st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,889th in 2019) and the 178th most popular American Musician.

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  • 22

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  • 4.60

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  • 2.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Jeff Porcaro ranks 582 out of 3,175Before him are Hermeto Pascoal, Gottfried Heinrich Bach, Tommy Lee, Thom Yorke, GG Allin, and Shinichi Suzuki. After him are Tico Torres, Mark Hollis, Euronymous, Felix Blumenfeld, David Helfgott, and Robert Palmer.

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Among people born in 1954, Jeff Porcaro ranks 119Before him are Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria, Vitas Gerulaitis, Ahmed Dogan, Ilan Pappé, Kim Pyong-il, and Jerry Seinfeld. After him are Plastic Bertrand, Uli Jon Roth, Herbert Hainer, Hussein Kamel al-Majid, Han Zheng, and Karin Fossum. Among people deceased in 1992, Jeff Porcaro ranks 93Before him are Audre Lorde, Wang Hongwen, Arpad Elo, Josy Barthel, Fritz Leiber, and Giorgio Perlasca. After him are Yang Kyoungjong, Suleiman Frangieh, Dana Andrews, Tevfik Esenç, John G. Kemeny, and Franco Cristaldi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jeff Porcaro ranks 2,991 out of 20,380Before him are Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903), Joel Grey (1932), Alfred Newman (1900), Ronald Inglehart (1934), Mary Astor (1906), and Charles M. Schulz (1922). After him are Gordon Cooper (1927), Donald O'Connor (1925), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), Hannibal Hamlin (1809), Elihu Root (1845), and Ben Wallace (1974).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Jeff Porcaro ranks 178Before him are Marty Friedman (1962), Smokey Robinson (1940), King Oliver (1881), Wendy Carlos (1939), Ace Frehley (1951), and GG Allin (1956). After him are Tico Torres (1953), Curtis Mayfield (1942), Captain Beefheart (1941), Tommy Bolin (1951), Stephen Kovacevich (1940), and Ahmad Jamal (1930).