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Styx performed Tuesday night at 7:30 on the Main Stage.
Styx had gone through many transformations over the years. Early on, Styx's music reflected such then-current rockers as Emerson, Lake, & Palmer and the Moody Blues. Although the group had a substantial following in Chicago, they failed to break through to the mainstream, until a track originally from their second album "Lady" started to get substantial airplay in late '74. The song quickly shot to number six on the singles chart.
Tommy Shaw joined the band in 1975 and he proved to be the missing piece of the puzzle for Styx as they spawned such hit singles as "Come Sail Away," "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man," and "Fooling Yourself."
In 1984, Styx went on hiatus. The Styx reunion tour in 1996 became a surprise sold-out success, resulting in the release of a live album/video, 1997's "Return to Paradise."
The Styx Anthology from 2004 did an excellent job of representing the band's career in two CD's while 2005's double disc The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings collected the band's first four albums. That same year, the band recorded their picks from the "Great Rock Songbook" and released the cover version filled Big Bang Theory.