Dennis DeYoung

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DeYoung was completely self-taught, with no formal lessons

Before Styx became a successful band, Dennis was an elementary school teacher

Styx broke nationally in 1972 after releasing “Lady”, which was written by DeYoung

Also an actor, he played the part of Pontius Pilate in the touring stage musical of “Jesus Christ Superstar”

When DeYoung developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and was unable to perform live, the rest of the band replaced him with a new singer. This created multiple legal issues and lawsuits, including the rights to use the name “Styx” in future appearances