Robbie Bachman – the drummer of Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive – has died at age 69, his brother and bandmate Randy Bachman introduced via Twitter on Thursday.
“One other unhappy departure. 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 mentioned alongside a black and white picture of the band.
Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Robin “Robbie” Bachman based the band Courageous Belt in 1971, alongside Randy and Chad Allan, each of whom had left the band The Guess Who a yr earlier. They have been later joined by bassist Fred Turner and recorded two albums.
After Allan left Courageous Belt in 1972 and one other Bachman brother, Tim, joined, the band renamed itself Bachman-Turner Overdrive and it was on this incarnation that they discovered widespread success.
The band’s self-titled debut was launched in 1973, adopted later the identical yr by “Bachman-Turner Overdrive II,” which contained the hits “Let It Trip” and “Takin’ Care of Enterprise.” Each these songs have been later utilized in film soundtracks, that includes in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and Will Ferrell’s “The Marketing campaign,” respectively.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive launched its hottest album, “Not Fragile,” in 1974. The LP topped the US album chart and produced the primary single “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ But,” in addition to “Roll on Down the Freeway,” co-written by Robbie Bachman and Turner.
The group quickly disbanded in 1979, however Robbie reunited together with his former bandmates in 1988 they usually toured till 1991.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive was inducted into the Canadian Music Corridor of Fame in 2014.