Tim Bachman, Cofounder of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Dies at 71

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Tim Bachman, cofounding member, guitarist and vocalist of the 1970s famed Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive, otherwise known as BTO, has passed away at the age of 71 from cancer, just three months after his brother, Robbie Bachman, died.

His son Ryder announced it on his Facebook page:

The two brothers formed the classic rock band along with another brother, Randy, and Frank Turner in Winnipeg in 1973, after Randy left the group the Guess Who. Tim only stayed for two albums before leaving the band in 1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Bachman-Turner Overdrive II, both released in 1973; the latter contained their biggest hits — “Let It Ride” and “Takin’ Care of Business.” He reunited with them in the ’80s for a reunion album and tour, only to leave again and become a Realtor.

BTO was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

Tim Bachman is survived by his son.

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