Personalities | Styx | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1972–80, 1990–present)

Chicago quintet who were leaders of the pomp-rock genre, peaking in the 1977–80 period with albums like The Grand Illusion (1977), Cornerstone (1979, containing US chart-topping ballad ‘Babe’) and conceptual Paradise Theater (1981). Fronted by Dennis De Young but essentially faceless, they were prime US radio fodder alongside bands such as Boston and REO Speedwagon before punk arrived on those shores. Re-formed after a decade hiatus without original guitarist James Young, they continue to entertain baby boomers.

Styles & Forms | Seventies | Rock
Personalities | Supertramp | Seventies | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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