Sons of Champlin

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THE SONS OF CHAMPLIN (1966-1977)

Bill Champlin
Geoffrey Palmer
Bill Bowen
Terry Haggerty
David Schallock
Al Strong
James Preston

One of the last and more obscure bands to emerge from the late-'60s San Francisco psychedelic scene, the Sons of Champlin were relatively unusual among Bay Area bands for favoring heavily soul-influenced material and employing a prominent horn section. Their more introspective songs can recall the more subdued efforts of Quicksilver Messenger Service and Moby Grape, and their longer compositions boasted unusually complex song structures and tempo shifts. Revered by some collectors, their work hasn't aged as well as the best of their peers; the vocals weren't gritty enough to carry the R&B-based material and the ambitious longer tracks were prone to some half-baked songwriting and meandering jamming. Their first three albums (issued on Capitol between 1969 and 1971) are considered their best, though they recorded some other LPs in the '70s with shifting personnel. In late 1997, the Sons of Champlin reunited for a series of hometown reunion concerts, resulting in the release of their first-ever live LP a year later.

THE BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS CHART

01. 1969 - 137 Loosen Up Naturally
02. 1969 - 171 The Sons
03. 1973 - 186 Welcome To The Dance
04. 1976 - 117 A Circle Filled With Love
05. 1977 - 188 Loving Is Why

THE BILLBOARD 100 SINGLES CHART

01. 1976 - 47 Hold On
02. 1977 - 80 Here Is Where Your Love Belongs

Posted by Roy on Friday, 04.16.10 @ 08:49am


BILL CHAMPLIN

Singer/songwriter/keyboard player/guitarist Bill Champlin has been a rock journeyman in a career dating back to the 1960s. Starting in 1966, Champlin was the pivotal figure in a San Francisco-based group called the Sons of Champlin that existed and made records off and on for over a decade without gaining a great deal of notice. In 1981, Champlin became a member of Chicago, with whom he has recorded and toured ever since, while releasing the occasional solo album, sometimes only in Japan. He scored two singles chart entries in 1982 with "Tonight Tonight" and "Sara," duetted with Patti LaBelle on "The Last Unbroken Heart" from the soundtrack to the TV series Miami Vice in 1987, and sang with Brenda Russell on jazz saxophonist Tom Scott's Keep This Love Alive album in 1991.

THE BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS CHART

01. 1982 - 178 Runaway

THE BILLBOARD 100 SINGLES CHART

01. 1982 - 61 Sara
02. 1982 - 55 Tonight Tonight

GRAMMYS

1979 After the Love Has Gone - Best R&B Song
1982 Turn Your Love Around - Best R&B Song

Bill Champlin wrote After The Love Has Gone for Earth, Wind & Fire and Turn Your Love Around for George Benson. Bill Champlin also sang the theme for the TV show In the Heat of the Night.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 04.29.10 @ 08:40am


The Sons of Champlin

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.29.12 @ 08:16am


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