Bill ChamplinOK, it’s time to have some fun — and win valuable prizes. One of our favorite artists, Bill Champlin, has graciously agreed to provide us with some cool stuff to give away, so we’re having a contest. The winner will get two tickets to any show on Bill’s West Coast tour, AND two tour t-shirts to remember the show by. The list of shows is below. We aren’t providing transportation, so please enter only if you can get to one of the venues, and let us know which show you want to go to.

In order to win, all you have to do is be the first person to e-mail me,, with the answer to the following question: Bill Champlin started a seminal San Francisco Bay Area band in the late ’60s, the Sons of Champlin. They were signed to Capitol Records. What was the name of the Sons of Champlin’s first album for Capitol, which was released in 1969?

Here are Bill Champlin’s tour dates. Remember, enter only if you have a reasonable expectation of being able to get to the venue on the date in question:

Friday, November 6 Á¢€¢ San Juan Capistrano, CA
Coach House

Saturday, November 7 Á¢€¢ San Diego, CA

Sunday, November 8 Á¢€¢ Redondo Beach, CA
Brixton South Bay

Tuesday, November 10 Á¢€¢ Santa Cruz, CA
Moe’s Alley

Wednesday, November 11 Á¢€¢ Mill Valley, CA
Throckmorton Theatre

Thursday, November 12 Á¢€¢ Tuolumne, CA
Black Oak Casino

Friday, November 13 Á¢€¢ Lodi, CA
Hutchins Street Square

Saturday, November 14 Á¢€¢ Santa Rosa, CA
Last Day Saloon

Sunday, November 15 Á¢€¢ Newcastle, CA
Constable Jacks

Tuesday, November 17 Á¢€¢ Dunsmuir, CA
Sengthong’s Blue Sky Room

Thursday, November 19 Á¢€¢ Portland, OR
Jimmy Maks

Friday, November 20 Á¢€¢ Langley, WA
Mukilteo Coffee Roaster

Saturday, November 21 Á¢€¢ Langley, WA
Mukilteo Coffee Roaster

Sunday, November 22 Á¢€¢ Seattle, WA
Triple Door

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Ken Shane lives in Narragansett, R.I. He is a freelance writer and far and away the oldest Popdose writer. In fact, he may be the oldest writer, period. He wants you to know that he generally does not share his colleagues' love for the music of the '80s, and he does not forgive them for loving it. (Ken passed away in November 2022. R.I.P. —Ed.)

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