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Bill Champlin

voc, key, bvoc, *1947 US, Oakland, California
Singer / Musician / Songwriter / Arranger / Producer of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. William Bradford Champlin B.B. Heavy

Born on May 21, 1947 in Oakland, California; a singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player, arranger and producer best known for his work with Chicago. Earlier work with the Sons of Champlin and as a songwriter includes work with Patti LaBelle, Lou Rawls, Elton John, Boz Scaggs, Donna Summer, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Jimmy Smith, Amy Grant, Neil Diamond and Kenny Rogers.

  • Vocals
  • Keyboards
  • Backing Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Organ
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Gotta Get Back to Love on Smooth Rock by Various Artists
Runaway - Live on CWF by Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams & Peter Friestedt
Satisfaction on Yacht Rock by Various Artists
10 Miles on II by Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams & Peter Friestedt
Tonight Tonight on Romantic 80's by Various Artists
Love in the World on II by Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams & Peter Friestedt
Devil at the Wheel on Justified by Various Artists
Sara on Play - Ballads by Various Artists
Runaway Dancer on II by Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams & Peter Friestedt
Take It Uptown on Mayday by Bill Champlin

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Bleeding SecretsBill Champlin And Wunderground2018Album
CWFCWF, Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams, Peter Friestedt2015Album
Live In ConcertBill Champlin, Joseph Williams, Peter Friestedt, All Star Band2013Album
No Place Left To FallBill Champlin2008Album
In ConcertBill Champlin2004Album
He Started To SingBill Champlin1995Album
Mayday LiveBill Champlin1995Album
Southern SerenadeBill Champlin1995Album
Through It AllBill Champlin1994Album
Burn Down The NightBill Champlin1992Album
Memories of HerBill Champlin1991Single
The CityBill Champlin1990Single
No Wasted MomentsBill Champlin1990Album
The Last Unbroken HeartPatti LaBelle and Bill Champlin1986Single
Take It UptownBill Champlin1982Single
Tonight TonightBill Champlin1981Single
SaraBill Champlin1981Single
RunawayBill Champlin1981Album
SingleBill Champlin1978Album
What Good Is Love / Yo' MamaBill Champlin1978Single
Turn Your Love AroundBill ChamplinSingle
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