Robbie Bachman, the drummer and co-founder of ’70s rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has died. Bachman’s older brother Randy Bachman—who fronted and performed guitar within the band—introduced the information on his official Twitter account yesterday (January 12). “One other unhappy departure,” he wrote. “The pounding beat behind BTO, my little brother Robbie has joined Mum, Dad & brother Gary on the opposite aspect. Perhaps Jeff Beck wants a drummer! He was an integral cog in our rock ‘n’ roll machine and we rocked the world collectively.”
Bachman-Turner Overdrive, typically abbreviated as BTO, fashioned within the early ’70s in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The earliest lineup included founding members Robbie, Randy, and Tim Bachman, in addition to and bassist/vocalist Fred Turner. They launched their self-titled debut album in 1973, adopted by Bachman-Turner Overdrive II later that 12 months. Their sophomore LP featured one in all BTO’s greatest hits, “Taking Care of Enterprise.”
The group’s subsequent album, 1974’s Not Fragile, which yielded “You Ain’t Seen Nothing But”—their most profitable single within the U.S. BTO songs have been utilized in numerous film and tv soundtracks over time, together with Will Ferrell’s The Marketing campaign (“Taking Care of Enterprise”) and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (“Let It Journey”). Although Randy was the primary songwriter in BTO, Robbie co-wrote quite a few their tracks, together with “Roll On Down the Freeway,” which climbed to No. 14 on the U.S. charts.mIn 2014, BTO have been inducted into the Canadian Music Corridor of Fame.
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