Bill Champlin

Bill Champlin (born May 21, 1947) is an American singer, guitarist, keyboardist, and songwriter from Oakland who emerged as the frontman of the Sons of Champlin, a popular Bay Area brass-rock band that he led between 1965 and 1977. In 1978, he debuted as a solo artist with the album Single on Full Moon, followed by Runaway on Elektra in 1981. Between 1981 and 2009, he served as co-vocalist, keyboardist, and rhythm guitarist in Chicago.


  • Single (1978)
  • Runaway (1981)
  • No Wasted Moments (EP, 1990)
  • Burn Down the Night (1992)
  • Through It All (1994)
  • He Started to Sing (1995)

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