70s Sons of Champlin Band 1975 Album Cover Ringer t-shirt Medium

$249.99 USD

Chest 19 in.

Length 28 in.

Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester

Tag Brand: Unbranded

This cool vintage band tee is for the Sons of Champlin and features the artwork for the cover of their 1975 self-titled album. This was the band's sixth studio album, and it was originally recorded in their own studio and released on the their own record label. The album was later purchased and re-released by Ariola America. Songs on the album included "I'd Like to Get To Know You", "Without Love", "Rainbow's End", "Queen of the Rain", and "Goldmine". 

The Sons of Champlin were founded in the late 1960s in the San Francisco Bay area. Their music spans the genres of rock, psychedelic, funk, and folk and is characterized by a soulful horn section and jazz-based guitar. The band is named after vocalist, keyboardist, and guitarist Bill Champlin, who spent several years singing and playing keyboards for the band, Chicago.

The group recorded their first album, Fat City, in 1967 for Trident Records. This album included the single "Sing Me a Rainbow" which was played locally but never managed to break into national charts. They intended to release a second single, "Shades of Grey" but the Monkees released their version of the song before they got the chance. The band left Trident and eventually signed with Capitol Records. During their early years Sons of Champlin performed at local San Francisco music venues like the Avalon Ballroom and Fillmore West alongside bands like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and the Youngbloods. They appeared as the opening act for The Band in the first concert in which the group used the title, The Band.      

This shirt fits like a modern unisex adult Medium. There is a repair on the shoulder, see pics.