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Following his 1970 departure from the Guess Who, guitarist Randy Bachman recorded a solo album (Axe) and planned a project with ex-Nice keyboardist Keith Emerson (later canceled due to illness) before forming Bachman-Turner Overdrive in 1972. Originally called "Brave Belt," the metal group was comprised of singer/guitarist Bachman, fellow Guess Who alum Chad Allan, bassist C.F. "Fred" Turner, and Randy's brother, drummer Robbie; after a pair of LPs (Brave Belt I and Brave Belt II), Allan was replaced by another Bachman brother, guitarist Tim, and in homage to the trucker's magazine Overdrive, the unit became BTO. While their self-titled 1973 debut caused little impact in the U.S. or the band's native Canada, Bachman-Turner Overdrive II was a smash, netting a hit single with the anthemic "Takin' Care of Business." Prior to the release of 1974's Not Fragile, Tim Bachman exited the group to begin a career in production, and was replaced by Blair Thornton; the album was a chart-topping success, and notched a number one single with "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet." After 1977's Freeways, Randy Bachman left the group for a solo career and formed another group, Ironhorse. Bachman-Turner Overdrive continued on in his absence with replacement Jim Clench for two more albums, Street Action and Rock n' Roll Nights (both 1978), eventually changing their name to simply BTO. At the tail-end of the decade, the band dissolved, but in the 1980s they re-grouped to tour as both Bachman-Turner Overdrive (led by Randy) and BTO (led by Robbie); the ensuing confusion the name game triggered ultimately resulted in Randy Bachman filing suit against his one-time bandmates for rights to the group's logo. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Albums by
Bachman-Turner Overdrive

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    Head On

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    Rock n' Roll Nights

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    Street Action

    8 songs

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    Freeways

    8 songs

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    Bachman-Turner Overdrive [1973]

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    Bachman-Turner Overdrive II

    8 songs

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    Four Wheel Drive

    26 songs

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    Bachman Turner Overdrive [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

    16 songs

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    Bachman-Turner Overdrive: 40th Anniversary

    35 songs

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    Gold [2 CD]

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    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bachman-Turner Overdrive

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    Takin' Care of Business [1998]

    31 songs

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    The Anthology

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    BTO's Greatest Hits

    15 songs

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    Trial by Fire: Greatest & Latest

    18 songs

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    The Definitive Collection

    19 songs

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    Bachman Cummings Songbook

    9 songs

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    You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

    10 songs

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    The Best of Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Live

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    Greatest Hits Live [Capitol]

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    As Brave Belt

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    Bachman-Turner Overdrive [1984]

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    Head On

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    Not Fragile

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Top Songs by
Bachman-Turner Overdrive

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  2.   You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
  3.   Takin' Care of Business
  4.   Let It Ride
  5.   Roll on Down the Highway
  6.   Hey You
  7.   Lookin' Out For #1
  8.   Blue Collar
  9.   Heartaches
  10.   Four Wheel Drive
  11.   Gimme Your Money Please
  12.   Mississippi Queen
  13.   RB Rock Prelude
  14.   American Woman
  15.   Flat Broken Love
  16.   Down Down
  17.   Second Hand
  18.   Not Fragile
  19.   Rock Is My Life, And This Is My Song
  20.   House of the Rising Sun
  21.   Take It Like a Man
  22.   Wastin' Time
  23.   Wooly Bully
  24.   For Love
  25.   Tramp
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Bachman-Turner Overdrive

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    Little Deuce Coupe

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    Oldies

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    Classic Rock BBQ

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    Southern Rock

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    My Parents' Record Collection

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    '70s Hits

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    Classic Hits

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    Cheap Trick: DNA

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    Gruden's Groove: I Am The DJ

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    '70s Rock

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    '70s Deep Dive

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    Dave Mustaine: I Am The DJ

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    Great Songs You Forgot

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    Soft Rock


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