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James Young gives up swimming to join Styx

Updated: July 24, 2011, 3:07 PM ET
By Lynn Hoppes

If James "J.Y." Young would have cut his long hair in the late 1960s while competing as a swimmer, he might not have been one of the founders of legendary rock band Styx.

Young was a student at the Illinois Institute of Technology, working toward a degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. And he loved the sport of swimming, where he could compete on an individual level.

"I was swimming long distance and my coach told me to cut my hair so that I would ...

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