Styx

Stardom for Styx came with a price: disillusionment and, eventually, the end of the band. Styx And Their Long Fall From Grace Link to original article here

Styx released their 4th LP titled "Man of Miracles" on Nov. 8th of 1974. It would be the band's last original album on the independent Chicago-based label Wooden Nickel Records before moving to the major label A&M. The original issue contained "Best Thing," a re-release from the Styx album (their first LP), as the opening […]

Tommy Shaw, one of the guitar players for Styx has 65 candles on his birthday cake today. Tommy was playing in a bowling alley in Alabama when he got the call to come to Chicago to audition for Styx. Although he did fly up to Chicago, he went feeling pretty sure he wouldn't fit in. […]

Styx released their “Grand Illusion” album on July 7, 1977. It was their 7th album, with 7 songs released on 7-7-77. “Grand Illusion” was the record that gave them the career boost they needed. Some people like to refer to the record as their ‘lucky 7’s’ LP. Having been around at the time, we can […]

On April 4, 1981, Styx reached number the number one spot on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their LP “Paradise Theater”. Even though their previous 3 albums had each sold in excess of 3 million copies, this was the first and only time that one of their albums would be number 1. It remained […]


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