Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Inducted in 2014

It took a while for Randy Bachman to find his musical groove after leaving The Guess Who in 1970, but the subsequent success of Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) proves that the efforts were worth it.

Bachman’s first post-Guess Who effort was a solo album, Axe (1970). But the Winnipegger seemed to work best in a band and formed Brave Belt in 1971 with his younger brother Robbie and former Guess Who frontman Chad Allan. Fred Turner would join them as their live bassist.

Career Highlights


Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame


The Best of BTO (So Far) certified platinum by the RIAA


Opened for Van Halen


Won three consecutive Group of the Year JUNOS, including Most Promising Group of the Year (1974).

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“You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” hit #1 in the U.S.

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