James JY Young of Styx

Styx guitarist James ‘JY’ Young reveals 10 albums that changed his life

Guitarist James “JY” Young is the hard-rocking heart of Styx, a band which is something quite indefinable. So what albums helped shape Young into the crowd-pleasing musician he is today?

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