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Bill Champlin

"He's known the world over as the soulful singer/keyboardist of the iconic jazz-pop band Chicago. His featured spots on the hits "Look Away" and "Hard Habit to Break" are among his mainstream highlights. But Bill Champlin's defining work with the Sons of Champlin and as a songwriter put him on the musical map long before he arrived in Chicago. ... See full bio »

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Days of Thunder
Days of Thunder Soundtrack
Apology Music Department
American Ultra
American Ultra Soundtrack


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  Sins of the Midnight Sons (composer: additional music) (pre-production)
 2015 Buddy: Tech Detective (TV Movie) (singer: theme music)
 2014 The John Kerwin Show (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.119 (2014) ... (musician)
 1988-1995 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (performer - 100 episodes)
- By Duty Bound (1995) ... (performer: theme music - uncredited)
- Who Was Geli Bendl? (1994) ... (performer: theme music - uncredited)
- A Matter of Justice (1994) ... (performer: theme music - uncredited)
- Give Me Your Life: Part 1 (1994) ... (performer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Law on Trial (1992) ... (performer: theme music)
 1986 Apology (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
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Right after Terry [Kath] died, I got a call for that gig. And I went, 'I'm not that guitar player. I play guitar, but man, one solo and I'm done. I don't have that kind of depth.' What they really needed was somebody with a voice. I misunderstood what the call was. Otherwise, I'd have thought about it then. See more »


Leader of the band "Sons of Champlin". See more »

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