51 years ago today, Styx signed their first recording contract with Wooden Nickel Records on February 22, 1972. Not only that, but Kilroy Was Here was released 40 years ago today in 1983, and Damn Yankees was released 33 years ago today in 1990. In a Styxworld exclusive, co-founding bandmembers guitarist/vocalist James “JY“ Young and bassist Chuck Panozzo, as well as their bandmates guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, drummer Todd Sucherman, bassist Ricky Phillips, and guitarist/vocalist Will Evankovich along with special guests Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen and Damn Yankees producer Ron Nevison share intimate insider details about the band's first 51 years (and counting).
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