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•Robbie Bachman (born Robin Bachman), Canadian drummer and founder of Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
Rock and Roll Birthdays
February 18, 1953, Robin Bachman (drummer, Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
ED WILLIAMS - Fan Mail
If I die now, I can say I went happy - I received email from Robin Bachman of Bachman Turner Overdrive (the best damn band in the world!!!)
mcall.com - Bachman-Turner Overdrive endures by 'Takin' care of business' with its family-friendly rock
Not Robin Bachman, drummer for Bachman-Turner Overdrive, whose 1974 hits "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" and "Takin' Care of Business" are not only oldies radio staples, but have been used to sell everything from pizza to automobiles."Kids who weren't even born when those songs were out know your music," enthuses Bachman over the phone from his home in Surrey, British Columbia.And he's just as sanguine about BTO's appearance on an episode of "The Simpsons.""Being on 'The Simpsons' and watching my character playing drums was a career highlight second only to meeting Elvis," says Bachman."That means you've gone down as a certain part of pop history, like the Marx Brothers or the Three Stooges.… That's flattery."Bachman, 49, along with original-edition BTO partners Fred Turner (vocals/bass) and Blair Thornton (guitar) and "new guy" Randy Murray (guitar), who has been with the band for 10 years, will bring BTO's contributions to rock history and a handful of new songs to Lehigh University's Stabler Arena tonight for a listerner appreciation concert for The Hawk 99.9."I talk with Randy only through lawyers," says Robin.Randy left BTO in the late 1970s because, Robin says, "Randy had kind of lost the idea of the band."More important, adds Robin, Randy had lost the trust of his band mates, who were music business novices when BTO began but wised up as the years went by."When we started he [Randy] was more knowledgable, having been in The Guess Who and other bands," notes Robin.Robin pointed to "Takin' Care of Business," which lists Randy as the sole songwriter, "I always asked Randy, 'Wasn't that written on stage?' Randy and I actually started working on it at home in Winnipeg, when I was 12.As for "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," Robin says, "Randy and I were goofing off with that song."BTO had their run," says Robin Bachman."The band sold 20 million-30 million albums."Robin, his brother Tim (who once was a BTO member for nine months), Turner and former Guess Who member Gary Peterson began playing oldies festivals as BTO in 1984 (Robin, Thornton and Turner own the name BTO, having given Randy "about 10 grand and 10 tours" for it in 1977).Robin, his brother Tim (who once was a BTO member for nine months), Turner and former Guess Who member Gary Peterson began playing oldies festivals as BTO in 1984 (Robin, Thornton and Turner own the name BTO, having given Randy "about 10 grand and 10 tours" for it in 1977).Bachman grew up in Winnipeg.He and his three brothers "were always in community center bands.Me and Tim sang like the Everly Brothers at Christmas parties.When we started school, we quit.Randy, who was 10 years older than Robin, was the first to leave Winnipeg for Vancouver."It would be like if you grew up in Kansas City and moved to Los Angeles," says Robin."It was our hippie haven in the '60s."When Randy and The Guess Who hit with "American Woman" and "No Sugar Tonight," "I didn't know it was a big deal," says Robin.Robin was playing covers of Cream and Hendrix in high-school garage bands, when Randy quit The Guess Who and unexpectedly recruited him for Brave Belt, a country-tinged rock band.Bachman also maintains an interactive Web site, firstname.lastname@example.org.Why has BTO endured?"Our music is parent and family friendly," Bachman offers."There are no swear words, or protesting a government, or teaching kids bad habits."
KISS - Farewell 2000
I just received an email from Robin Bachman of Bachman Turner Overdrive.He said that he had run across my site and really liked it.He also let me know about his new site (opened May 11, 2001) called BTORocks.