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Bachman - Turner Overdrive (BTO)

Bachman - Turner Overdrive (BTO), a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was at one time the world's most popular band who sold over 7 million albums in the 70's.

Bachman - Turner Overdrive (BTO)

Members of BTO are:

  • Randy Bachman
  • Fred Turner
  • Chad Allan
  • Tim Bachman
  • Jim Clench
  • Blair Thornton
  • Robbie Bachman

Randy Bachman was born in Winnipeg on September 27, 1943. He first played with Chad Allen and the Expressions, which evolved into the group The Guess Who, the most successful Canadian rock band of the 1960's.

Bachman left the Guess Who in 1970, made a solo album called Axe, and then formed the group Brave Belt. In 1972 he changed the name of the group to Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO).

In April 1977 he made a second solo album when he left BTO, called Survivor, and then in 1979 he launched a new band called Iron Horse.

In 1983 and in 2000 he was back touring with the Guess Who.