Randy Bachman is quite simply the rock and roll heartbeat of Canada.
He has been a glorious life masterminding breakouts of two of the most iconic Canadian bands of all-time: Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO), and the Guess Who. Now Randy--promising you ain’t seen nothing yet---says, “Bachman-Turner Overdrive / BTO is back!”
Over 40 Million records sold worldwide
120 Gold Records
#1 US Billboard Pop Single and Multi top 40 US Billboard hits
Still doing 3 million monthly Spotify streams
In 2000, Randy Bachman made a guest appearance on The Simpsons in a fictionalized reunion with BTO. During the episode Homer Simpson yells: “Get to the ‘working overtime’ part!” while they play “Takin’ Care of Business”
Renowned Author Stephen King's early pen name was Richard Bachman because King was a huge fan of BTO
David Letterman's favourite song is “Takin’ Care of Business” so much so that when Letterman attended Paul Shaffer's opening Vegas show, Shaffer flew out Randy to perform the song for Letterman as a surprise
BTO's origins began in 1970 when Randy, after co-writing such major Guess Who hits as "These Eyes," "No Time,""Undun," "Laughin’" and "American Woman." left the Winnipeg-based group. Backed by its high-powered stage performances, Bachman-Turner Overdrive was a nuclear reactor of fuzz-toned aggression churning out such pounding signature tunes as "Takin' Care Of Business," "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet." "Gimme Your Money Please," "Roll On Down The Highway," and "Let It Ride" that begged for a cranked-up car radio, and a steering wheel to hit for hours on end.
In his home country, Randy has received the Order of Canada, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, 11 JUNO awards, the SOCAN Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a double-inductee in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
In 2011 the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) presented Randy with its Global Impact Award, and he was inducted into the U.S. Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville in 2014.
After many decades, selling tens of millions of records with multi-platinum and number 1 awards, Bachman-Turner Overdrive is back in gear!
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