The rock band Styx was formed in Chicago, in 1972. The current lineup includes Chuck Panozzo, James “J.Y.” Young, Tommy Shaw, Todd Sucherman, Lawrance Gowan, and Ricky Phillips. Styx is particularly famous for such songs as “Lady”, “Babe”, and “Mr. Roboto”.
Most of the Styx band members used to perform for the group The Tradewinds (later called TW4), which was formed in the 1960’s. In 1971, Styx recorded a demo album, which was noticed by the representatives of Wooden Nickel Records. The next year, they signed a deal with the band. That’s when the band changed the name to Styx.
In 1972, the band released their first album Styx, which wasn’t very successful. However, their next LP Styx II reached the 20th spot on Billboard 200 and eventually received a golden status in the USA. The LP included a hit song “Lady”. In 1974, the song reached the 6th spot on Billboard Hot 100. As a result of such success, Styx signed a deal with a prestigious label A&M Records.
In 1975, the band released another album Equinox, which reached the 56th spot on Billboard 200. It included such hits as “Lorelei” and “Light Up”. The LP quickly earned a golden certification. The band went through some lineup changes and set off on a tour.