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The Sons of Champlin

The Sons of Champlin
Formed: 1966
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Disbanded: 1977
Genre: Country, Folk, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Bill Champlin, Geoffrey Palmer, Bill Bowen, Terry Haggerty, David Schallock, Al Strong, James Preston
Biography: The Sons of Champlin did not rank in the first tier of the San Francisco psychedelic rock bands of the '60s with the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, but they did qualify for the second tier along with Moby Grape and Quicksilver Messenger Service, playing a more soul- and R&B-influenced style of ...Read full biography
Welcome to the Dance
Released: 1973
Label: Sony Music Distribution
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The Sons of Champlin were written off after the commercial washout of their third album, Follow Your Heart, but they came roaring back two years later with Welcome to the Dance. The crucial difference ...Read full review
A Circle Filled with Love
Released: 1976
Label: BMG
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In the mid-'60s, playing the Bay Area ballrooms, the Sons of Champlin tended to be lumped in with bands like the Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service as a psychedelic rock act although, even ...Read full review
More The Sons of Champlin albums: Main Albums (11), Compilations (4), DVD/Video (1)