Dennis DeYoung is a well-known musician, singer, songwriter and producer who founded the rock band ‘Styx’. He is best known to the general public as a lead singer. He got more songs than any other member of Styx and was the band’s most successful songwriter.
|celebrated name:||Dennis DeYoung|
|Real name/Full name:||Dennis DeYoung|
|Age:||75 years old|
|Date of birth:||February 18, 1947|
|Birthplace:||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Sexual orientation:||Straight ahead|
|Wife/husband (name):||Suzanne Feusi (m. 1970)|
|Children/Children (son and daughter):||Yes (Matthew, Carrie Ann)|
|Is Dennis DeYoung gay?:||no|
|Profession:||Singer, musician, songwriter and producer|
|Net worth in 2022:||$30 million|
|Last updated:||June 2022|
Dennis DeYoung Biography
Dennis DeYoung was raised in Roseland, Chicago, by his parents, Maurice and Loraine DeYoung. DeYoung began his career at age 14 with two of his neighbor friends, Chuck and John Panozzo, in 1961. In the late 1960s, the trio recruited two guitarists, James Young and John Curulewski.
Before becoming Styx in 1970, DeYoung and his bandmates renamed themselves TW4 in 1968. And the band quickly found success. DeYoung spent his early years in the suburbs of Chicago, where he also learned music. During this time, the band performed in school halls and other small venues. They soon gained national and international fame.
Dennis DeYoung Wife, Marriage
In 1970, DeYoung married his longtime girlfriend, Suzanne Feusi. The adorable couple has two children: son Matthew and daughter Carrie Ann. They raised a prosperous and happy family. DeYoung is a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan.
Dennis DeYoung age, height, weight
Dennis DeYoung was born on February 18, 1947 and will be 75 years old in 2022. His height is 1.77 meters and his weight is 78 kilograms.
A self-taught keyboardist, DeYoung quickly rose to become one of rock’s most valuable keyboardists. Through his keyboard playing, DeYoung has described many of his steps while performing a concert. He appeared on the covers of ‘Contemporary Keyboard Magazine’ after becoming famous. Styx returned to the studio in 1990 for the album ‘Edge of the Century’.
Deyoung wrote the song “Show Me The Way” for his son Matthew, which received a lot of radio play and peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the year 2008, DeYoung was featured as an artist at the German Night of the Proms. He accompanied Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees on the song “How Deep Is Your Love” by playing the piano.
DeYoung and his band played many of Styx’s hits at a free concert at Millennium Park in Chicago in 2009. Tommy Shaw, James Young, John Blasucci, Craig Carter, Tom Sharpe and many other famous musicians joined his bands. For solo works he also included his wife Suzanne in the group. They all used their talents effectively and achieved enormous success.
Dennis DeYoung Achievement and Awards
Dennis DeYoung received the “Great Performer of Illinois Award” from his hometown of Chicago in 2009. In October 2009, DeYoung’s sound creation was named the ‘ARF 2600’. That was said during the world premiere of The 101 Dalmatians Musical in Minneapolis. He appeared in the 2005 film The Perfect Man. In his band Styx, he played the lead singer.
Dennis DeYoung’s Net Worth in 2022
Dennis DeYoung, an American rock star, has a net worth of $30 million as of June 2022. He earned this fortune through hard work and dedication to his profession. His credits include all his concerts and songs, which he has released all over the world.
DeYoung grew up in Chicago and started his musical career in 1963 with the band ‘Tradewinds’. In 1968 the group changed its name to TW$ and then to Styx. He is best known as the lead singer of the rock band ‘Styx’, of which he was a founding member. He formed his bond with two of his neighborhood friends at a young age. Throughout his career, he has won numerous prestigious awards as a singer. He is also a self-taught keyboardist.