Twin brothers Chuck and John Panozzo first got together with their neighbor Dennis DeYoung in 1961 in the Roseland section of the south side of Chicago, eventually taking the band name "The Tradewinds". Chuck Panozzo left to attend seminary school for a year but returned to the group by 1964. Tom Nardin had been brought in to replace Chuck on guitar and Chuck decided to play bass guitar when he returned to the band. John Panozzo was the drummer, while Dennis DeYoung had switched from accordion to organ and piano. In 1965, the name "Tradewinds" was changed to TW4 after another band called The Trade Winds broke through nationally. By 1966, the Panozzo brothers had joined DeYoung at Chicago State University and kept the group together doing gigs at high schools and frat parties while studying to be teachers. In 1969 they added a college buddy, John Curulewski, on guitar after Tom Nardin departed. Guitarist James "J.Y." Young came aboard in 1970 making TW4 a quintet. (Wikipedia)

The pictures below are a collection of the band from the TW4 era that was collected on the internet.









I'd like to thank Tim O'Grady for sharing these great old photos of Styx with visitors to the site. The photos belong to Kim Spizzirri. Thanks again to both of you for sharing a part of Styx history!!

These photos were originally provided to in the Gallery Section


Dennis and Chuck

John and JY

JY and JC


JY and JC

John and JY

John, JY, and JC



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