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Bachman–Turner Overdrive is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone. Their 1970s catalog included five Top 40 albums and six U.S. Top 40 singles (ten in Canada). The band has sold nearly 30 million albums worldwide, and has fans affectionately known as "gearheads" (derived from the band's gear-shaped logo). Many of their songs, including "Let It Ride", "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet", "Takin' Care of Business", "Hey You" and "Roll On Down the Highway", still receive play on classic-rock stations.

After the band went into a hiatus in 2005, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner reunited in 2009 to tour and collaborate on a new album. In 2010, they played the halftime show at the Grey Cup in Edmonton, AB and continue to tour as of summer 2014.

On March 29, 2014, The classic "Not Fragile" line up reunited for the first time since 1991 to accept the JUNO Award for Bachman-Turner Overdrive and participated in performing in a tribute version of "Takin' Care of Business."

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1973 Bachman-Turner Overdrive II 5 3
1974 Not Fragile 5 6
1975 Four Wheel Drive 3 4
1976 Head On 4 3
1977 Freeways 3 2
1978 Street Action 3 2
1979 Rock & Roll Nights 2
1984 Bachman-Turner Overdrive [1984] 1
1984 BTO 1
Essential Rock 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1972 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Compilation 4 3
1982 Historia de la música rock - 58 Compilation 3 1
1986 BTO's Greatest Compilation 1
1990 The All Time Greatest Hits Live Compilation 1
1990 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet Compilation 2
1993 The Anthology Compilation 1
1994 Roll on Down the Highway Compilation 5 1
1998 Takin' Care of Business Compilation 1
1998 Best of B.T.O. Compilation 1
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bachman-Turner Overdrive Compilation 1
2000 36 All-Time Greatest Hits Compilation 1
2000 Best of B.T.O. Compilation 1
2001 The Collection Compilation 1
2001 Classic Compilation 2
2005 Gold Compilation 5 1
2008 Best Of Bachman Turner Overdrive Green Series Compilation 1
2008 The Definitive Collection Compilation 1
Best of B.T.O. (Remastered Hits) Compilation 1
Best of BTO (So Far) Compilation 1
Pop Lions: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Compilation 1
The Very Best of Bachman Turner Overdrive Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1975 Rock Is Our Life and These Are Our Songs Live 1
1977 Japan Tour Live 1
1986 Live! Live! Live! Live 1
1990 Greatest Hits Live Live 1
1999 King Biscuit Flower Hour: Bachman-Turner Overdrive Live 1
Hits You Remember (Live) Live 1
The Best Of Bachman-Turner Overdrive Live Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1975 Down to the Line 1
1975 Sledgehammer 1

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