Bachman-Turner Overdrive Drummer Useless at 69

Robbie Bachman, co-founding member and drummer of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has died on the age of 69.

Randy Bachman introduced the dying of his brother and bandmate in a social media put up: “One other unhappy departure. The pounding beat behind BTO, my little brother Robbie has joined Mum, Dad & brother Gary on the opposite aspect. Possibly 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’s core lineup consisted of Randy and Robbie Bachman and Fred Turner, following a earlier run below the band identify Courageous Belt (which Randy fashioned after he stop The Guess Who). One other Bachman brother, Tim, was additionally a founding member of BTO, however was changed after a few years by Blair Thornton.

Throughout their heyday within the Seventies, BTO launched a number of hit albums, together with 1974’s chart-topping Not Fragile. Among the many Canadian band’s hottest hits are the ever present “Taking Care of Enterprise” and the No. 1 single “You Ain’t Seen Nothing But.” One other one in every of their memorable tunes, “Roll On Down the Freeway,” which Robbie co-wrote, peaked at No. 14 within the US.

After BTO disbanded in early 1980, Robbie didn’t return to the band once they reunited in 1983 as a consequence of enterprise conflicts with Randy and the opposite members. Nonetheless, he did come again in 1988 and remained with the band till 2005.

Our condolences exit to Robbie Bachman’s household, pals, and bandmates throughout this tough time. See the drummer and the remainder of Bachman-Turner Overdrive performing their greatest hits within the clips beneath.

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