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Barreto 1 J. Crowley 6 J. Souther 25 J. Cale 1 J. Lee 1 J. Greene 3 L. Keyboards Project 1 L. Transit 1 L. Sasaji And L. Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July As a child, Champlin demonstrated a talent for piano, and eventually picked up the guitar after being inspired by Elvis Presley.
He started a band, The Opposite Six, while at Tamalpais High School , in Mill Valley, California and went on to study music in college, but was encouraged by a professor to drop out of school and pursue music professionally.
The Opposite Six, Champlin's band from high school,  had changed their name to the Sons of Champlin  and had recorded a number of well-reviewed although not commercially successful albums including Loosen Up Naturally and Circle Filled With Love by , when year-old Champlin moved to Los Angeles.
The band achieved a significant degree of acclaim as an opening act for many popular performers of that time, and recorded one album, ultimately released in "Flashback". In LA he began extensive studio session work. He was especially in demand for his singing, appearing on hundreds of recordings throughout the s and s. In , Champlin was approached by the then-widely successful band REO Speedwagon to add background vocals on some of their songs appearing on their album Nine Lives ; which was the last album in which REO Speedwagon had a predominantly hard-rock edge.
In , he provided backing vocals for Kim Carnes ' album Checkin' Out the Ghosts released only in Japan ; in , Champlin revived the Sons of Champlin and continued to play with them between tours with Chicago. Throughout the s he released several solo albums and toured Europe and Japan in support of his live solo album "Mayday".
David Foster produced two solo albums for Champlin: Single and Runaway Both albums sold poorly due to lack of adequate promotion by his record company, although the latter album did include a pair of minor hits on the Billboard Hot "Sara" and "Tonight, Tonight".
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