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Overview (1)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Dennis DeYoung, born February 18, 1947, is a solo pop musician but is better known as one of the lead vocalists of the band Styx.

DeYoung grew up in Chicago and got started with the band Tradewinds (1963). This band later renamed itself TW4 (1968), then eventually Styx. The band members changed a few times as did the music label. hE was one of three vocalists in the band, but the other members tended to side with him when the direction of the band was disputed by member Tommy Shaw, making Dennis the lead vocalist. He was also the keyboardist and writer/co-writer of many of the band's more popular songs.

DeYoung has been married to his wife Suzanne since January 18, 1970. The couple have two children.

He embarked on a solo career in 1984 after continuing disagreements with the other band members; and has been modestly successful.

He is scheduled to appear in 2005's The Perfect Man, in which he'll play the lead vocalist in a Styx tribute band, in essence impersonating himself.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: G Ramos

Spouse (1)

Suzanne Feusi (18 January 1970 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Many of his songs are very sensitive love ballads

Trivia (6)

Member of the rock group Styx through the late 1990s.
Contributed a CD single as a bonus to his wife Suzanne DeYoung's romance novel, "A Love Foretold."
He played Pontius Pilate in the musical play "Jesus Christ Superstar" during a break from recording in the early 1990s.
Released four solo studio albums - "Desert Moon" (1984), "Back to the World" (1986), "Boomchild" (1988) and "10 on Broadway" (1994). The latter was comprised entirely of covers of Broadway classics. The others were comprised mostly of original material. Also released a two CD set "The Music of Styx: Live with Symphony Orchestra" (2003, also released on DVD). Also released a CD of music from his musical play "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1997).
Sued his former Styx bandmates in the year 2000 for touring without him. He said their tour violated a contract that stipulated the band could only tour by unanimous consent. The case was settled out of court and terms were not disclosed.
Is of Dutch and Italian descent.

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