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, ken@popdose.com, 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 • San Juan Capistrano, CA
Coach House
949-496-8930

Saturday, November 7 • San Diego, CA
Anthology
619-595-0300

Sunday, November 8 • Redondo Beach, CA
Brixton South Bay
310-406-1931

Tuesday, November 10 • Santa Cruz, CA
Moe’s Alley
831-479-1854

Wednesday, November 11 • Mill Valley, CA
Throckmorton Theatre
415-383-9600

Thursday, November 12 • Tuolumne, CA
Black Oak Casino
209-928-9322

Friday, November 13 • Lodi, CA
Hutchins Street Square
209-333-6782

Saturday, November 14 • Santa Rosa, CA
Last Day Saloon
707-545-5876

Sunday, November 15 • Newcastle, CA
Constable Jacks
916-663-9385

Tuesday, November 17 • Dunsmuir, CA
Sengthong’s Blue Sky Room
530-235-1046

Thursday, November 19 • Portland, OR
Jimmy Maks
503-295-6542

Friday, November 20 • Langley, WA
Mukilteo Coffee Roaster
360-321-5262

Saturday, November 21 • Langley, WA
Mukilteo Coffee Roaster
360-321-5262

Sunday, November 22 • Seattle, WA
Triple Door
206-838-4333

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