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In a 1978 radio interview, Dennis DeYoung explained how he told a friend that he wanted to title a song "The Grand Illusion." Some time later, Dennis was talking to this friend on the phone and the friend said, "Hey, whatever happened to that song idea you had about a grand illusion?" Dennis said, "Man, I forgot all about that." He hung up the phone and went to work. He already had the music, so he started playing the tune and the words to "The Grand Illusion" came out. (thanks, Steve - St Louis, MO)
The album The Grand Illusion was released on July 7, 1977,(7-7-77), and it was Styx's 7th studio album released. (thanks, Randy - Colerain Twp., OH)
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