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Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Years Active: 1973–1979, 1983–2005, 2009–present
Genres: Rock, Hard Rock, Boogie Rock

Bachman–Turner Overdrive (BTO) is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s. The precursor to BTO was the band Brave Belt, formed in Winnipeg in 1971 by Randy Bachman and Chad Allan, both formerly of The Guess Who, and drummer Robin “Robbie” Bachman. Randy initially planned to just produce a solo album for Allan, but eventually both he and Robbie stepped in to provide much of the instrumental work. When the record label wanted them to tour, Randy (at the suggestion of Neil Young) called fellow Winnipeg bassist/vocalist C.F. “Fred” Turner to perform in the band's scheduled gigs. Brave Belt's self-titled first album did no... Continue Bio >>


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