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Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Bachman-Turner Overdrive (often abbreviated as BTO) was a Canadian rock band formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1973. The band was initially composed of Randy Bachman on lead guitar and vocals, Fred Turner on bass and lead vocals, Tim Bachman on rhythm guitar, and Robbie Bachman on drums.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive gained popularity in the 1970s with hits like "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," "Takin' Care of Business," and "Roll on Down the Highway." Their music was characterized by catchy guitar riffs, driving rhythms, and powerful vocals.

Over the years, the band underwent several lineup changes, with Randy Bachman leaving the band in 1977 to pursue a solo career, and Fred Turner taking over as lead vocalist. The band disbanded in the early 1980s but has since reunited for several tours and performances.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive is often considered one of the quintessential rock bands of the 1970s, known for their high-energy performances and anthemic rock songs. Their music continues to be popular today and has been featured in numerous movies, TV shows, and commercials.

Brave Belt I (1971-1972) Album:
  1. "Brave Belt" (1971)

Brave Belt II (1972)
  • Randy Bachman - guitar/vocals
  • Rob Bachman - drums/percussion/vocals
  • C. F. (Fred) Turner - vocals/bass - Born October 16, 1943, Winnipeg, Canada.
  1. "Brave Belt II" (1972)
  2. "Brave Belt / Brave Belt II" (2-fer) (2004)

Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) I (1972 - 1973)
  • Randy Bachman - guitar/vocals
  • Tim Bachman - guitar - b. Winnipeg, Canada
  • Robbie Bachman - drums
  • C. F. (Fred) Turner - vocals/bass
  1. "Bachman-Turner Overdrive" (1973)
  2. "Bachman-Turner Overdrive II" (1973) - Singles: "Taking Care of Business", "Let It Ride"
Tim Bachman leaves to work as a producer.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) II (1973 - 1977)
  • Randy Bachman - guitar/vocals
  • Blair Thornton - guitar - b. July 23, 1950
  • Robbie Bachman - drums
  • C. F. (Fred) Turner - vocals/bass
  1. "Not Fragile" (1974) - Single: "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet", "Roll On Down the Highway"
  2. "Four Wheel Drive" (1975)
  3. "Head On" (1975)
  4. "Freeways" (1977)
  5. "King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Bachman-Turner Overdrive" (live) (1998)
Randy Bachman leaves to pursue solo career.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) III (1977 - 1978)
  • C. F. (Fred) Turner - vocals
  • Robbie Bachman - drums
  • Blair Thornton - guitar
  • Jim Clench - bass/vocals
  1. "Street Action" (1978)
  2. "Rock 'n' Roll Nights" (1978)

  1. "Best of Bachman-Turner Overdrive (So Far)" (1976)
  2. "BTO's Greatest" (1986)
  3. "Bachman-Turner Overdrive: The Anthology" (1993)
  4. "Best of Bachman-Turner Overdrive Live" (1994)
  5. "Bachman-Turner Overdrive...Hits" (1998)
  6. "20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Bachman-Turner Overdrive" (2000)
  7. "The Collection" (2001)
  8. "Greatest Hits Live - King Biscuit Flower Hour" (2003)

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