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Origin Champaign, Illinois, United States
Genres Progressive rock
Years active 1969-1987
Labels Epic Records
Past members Gary Strater
Matt Stewart
Steve Hagler
Steve Tassler
Herb Schildt
Terry Luttrell
Ralph Goldhiem
Mauro Magellan
George Harp
Scott McKenzie
Bruce Botts
Mark McGee

Starcastle were a progressive rock band from Champaign, Illinois, who formed in 1969. They received extensive airplay and frequently played in the St. Louis area. The lineup included Terry Luttrell who was vocalist with REO Speedwagon. They released several albums on the Epic and CBS labels. Their first album "Starcastle" sold well and received worldwide airplay.

Later albums "Fountains of Light" and "Citadel" did not sell as well as the first. They were frequently criticized for their style of music which was similar to Yes. They were the opening act for such bands as Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant, Fleetwood Mac, Kansas, Boston, Rush, Journey and others.


  • Gary Strater - Bass (1969–1987, 1997–2004; his death)
  • Matt Stewart - Guitar (1969–1981, 1997–2006)
  • Steve Hagler - Guitar (1969–1980, 2004)
  • Steve Tassler - Drums (1969–1980, 2004)
  • Herb Schildt - Keyboards (1969–1978, 1997–2006)
  • Terry Luttrell - Vocals (1973–1978, 2004)
  • Ralph Goldhiem - Vocals, Keyboards (1979–1981)
  • Mauro Magellan - Drums (1980–1981)
  • George Harp - Vocals (1982–1987)
  • Scott McKenzie - Drums (1982–1987)
  • Bruce Botts- Guitar (1982–1985, 1997–2006)
  • Mark McGee - Guitar (1985–1986)



Studio Albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
1976 Starcastle First studio album.
1977 Fountains of Light Reissued in 1998
1977 Citadel Features cover art by the famous Brothers Hildebrandt. Reissued in 1998 by Renaissance Records, Inc.
1978 Real To Reel .
2001 Chronos I Archive release featuring demos and unreleased tracks.
2007 Song of Times -

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