John Panozzo

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Birthday
20, 1948
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 16, 1996 (47)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
20, 1948
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 16, 1996 (47)

About

Drummer who performed with the rock band, Styx, the group known for songs like "Mr. Roboto" and "Come Sail Away."

Before Fame

He founded a band called Tradewinds with his neighbor and future Styx bandmate Dennis DeYoung in 1961. When he was twelve years old, he performed at weddings.

Trivia

He was unable to tour with Styx in the mid-1990s because of a battle with cirrhosis of the liver, which resulted in his untimely death at the age of forty-seven.

Family Life

He grew up with his fraternal twin brother, Chuck, in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Associated With

His memory was honored by Tommy Shaw in a song titled "Dear John."