Yacht Rock Legend, 2-time Grammy Winner Bill Champlin
A two-time Grammy winner, Bill co-wrote After the Love is Gone, a song made famous by Earth, Wind & Fire. In 1980, the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences awarded Bill The Most Valuable Player peer award for male background vocalist. A year later, he won another Grammy for co-writing Turn Your Love Around, recorded by George Benson.
In 1982 he joined Chicago to record Chicago 16. “Bill’s exactly what we’ve been looking for,” said founding member Robert Lamm. His unique and expressive voice can be heard on Hard Habit to Break from Chicago 17.
In 1989, Chicago released what turned out to be it’s biggest-selling single of all time and their last No. 1 hit, Look Away, once again with Bill on lead vocals.
You've also heard Bill singing the theme song to the 80s & 90s TV show In the Heat of the Night.
Bill's also a Yacht Rock Legend and today performs with other performers from that genre.