Tim Bachman From Bachman-Turner Overdrive Passed Away At 71
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Tim Bachman, one of the co-founding members of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has passed away at the age of 71, according to his son. Bachman played guitar and sang for the Canadian group from 1973 to 1974, and again from 1984 to 1988.
He appeared on the first two albums of the group, but different sources claim he either left or was fired. In the 1990s, Bachman became a realtor. His brother, drummer Robbie, passed away earlier in the year at the age of 69, while Randy Bachman and Fred Turner are still alive.
In a Facebook post, Ryder Bachman, Tim’s son, shared his father’s final words:
“I love you… share the music.”
Bachman-Turner Overdrive almost broke up before landing their record deal, according to Tim Bachman, who said the band was seriously in debt after recording their debut album under the name Brave Belt.
After receiving multiple rejections, the band was ready to give up before Mercury Records finally offered them a deal. The label executive had only listened to the first two verses of their opening track, and upon being asked if the rest of the album was as good, the band confidently replied, “It’s better!” but the record label insisted that the band alter their name.