James “JY” Young – November 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays
He's no longer fooling himself or an angry young man, but Styx guitarist James "JY" Young isn't going softly into old age either. The lone original member still in Styx, Young is rocking as hard as ever as he prepares to hit 63 on Nov. 14.
The guitarist initially joined the group TW4 back in college, but the group eventually evolved into what became Styx. Though Young has three solo albums to his credit, a majority of his career has been devoted to the various incarnations of Styx.
He's also credited with writing such favorite tracks as 'Miss America' and 'Snowblind' for the group.