Joseph Williams

Born Sep 1, 1960

Joseph Stanley Williams, is an American rock singer and film score composer best known for his work in the rock band Toto. He is the son of film composer John Williams and actress/singer Barbara Ruick and the grandson of jazz drummer Johnny Williams and actors Melville Ruick and Lurene Tuttle.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Joseph Williams.


1960 Birth Born on September 1, 1960.


1982 21 Years Old Williams released his first, self-titled solo album in 1982. … Read More
1983 22 Years Old …  He was the writer of the original English lyrics for the song "Lapti Nek" from the original 1983 release of Return of the Jedi, which was scored and conducted by his father John Williams. … Read More
1988 27 Years Old Williams has been in demand as a session vocalist and can be heard on numerous projects by other artists, as well as on movie soundtracks. He provided backing vocals on Peter Cetera's album World Falling Down and co-wrote the song "Man In Me", lead vocals for three tracks - "Walk The Wire", "History" and "When You Look In My Eyes" - to Jay Graydon's Airplay for the Planet album, subsequently touring with the band and backing vocals on Jon Anderson's In the City of Angels in 1988, most prominently on the song "Top of the World (The Glass Bead Game)". … Read More


1997 36 Years Old In 1997 and 1998 respectively, he shared vocal duties on two albums by the a cappella covers group The West Coast All Stars, the other vocalists being Bobby Kimball, Bill Champlin and Jason Scheff, whereas Tommy Funderburk replaced Champlin on the Naturally album.


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…  He is featured on Toto's 2006 album, Falling in Between, sharing lead vocals with Steve Lukather on "Bottom of Your Soul". … Read More
2007 46 Years Old He returned with two more voice & piano albums in 2007, Smiles and Tears, also consisting of classic hits by popular artists.
2008 47 Years Old His latest solo album containing original songs, This Fall, was released in November 2008.


2015 54 Years Old He performed lead vocals on their "35th Anniversary: Live In Poland" concert album and DVD, as well as on Toto's 2015 studio album, Toto XIV.
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