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Bachman–Turner Overdrive, often abbreviated BTO, are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, founded by three brothers: Randy Bachman, Robbie Bachman and Tim Bachman; along with Fred Turner, in 1973. Their 1970s catalogue included seven top-40 albums (five in the US) and 11 top-40 singles in Canada (six in the US). In Canada they have six certified platinum albums and one certified gold album; in the US they have five certified gold albums and one certified platinum album. The band has sold approximately 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 regular play on classic rock stations.

The original line-up consisted of Randy Bachman (lead guitar, lead vocals), Fred Turner (bass guitar, lead vocals), Tim Bachman (guitar, vocals) and Robbie Bachman (drums, percussion, backing vocals). This line-up released two albums in 1973. The second and most commercially successful line-up featured Blair Thornton (lead guitar), in place of Tim Bachman. This line-up released four albums between 1974 and 1977, including two that reached the top 5 in the U.S. pop charts, as well as the band's only U.S. No. 1 single ("You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"). Subsequent line-ups enjoyed only moderate success.

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. The two stopped touring following Turner's amicable retirement in March 2018.

On March 29, 2014, the classic Not Fragile line-up reunited for the first time since 1991 to mark Bachman–Turner Overdrive's induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and participated in a tribute performance of "Taking Care of Business". On January 12, 2023, drummer and co-founder Robbie Bachman died at age 69, followed three months later by his brother, rhythm guitarist Tim on April 28, 2023.

On June 29, 2023, Randy Bachman and the new official Bachman–Turner Overdrive website announced BTO was back on tour. This version of BTO is led by Randy Bachman, with Fred Turner playing select dates. The rest of the group is made up of Randy's son, Tal Bachman, and Randy's solo touring outfit (who also made up the backing band for Bachman & Turner).

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1973Bachman-Turner OverdriveBachman–Turner Overdrive47
1973Bachman-Turner Overdrive IIBachman–Turner Overdrive56
1974Not FragileBachman–Turner Overdrive4.6514
1975Four Wheel DriveBachman–Turner Overdrive38
1975Head OnBachman–Turner Overdrive45
1977FreewaysBachman–Turner Overdrive35
1978Street ActionBachman–Turner Overdrive33
1979Rock & Roll NightsBachman–Turner Overdrive4
1984BTO (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)Bachman–Turner Overdrive2

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1975Rock Is Our Life and These Are Our SongsBachman–Turner Overdrive1
1976Best of B.T.O. (So Far)Bachman–Turner Overdrive36
1982Historia de la música rock - 58Bachman–Turner Overdrive31
1986BTO’s GreatestBachman–Turner Overdrive6
1988Bachman-Turner OverdriveBachman–Turner Overdrive1
1990You Ain't Seen Nothing YetBachman–Turner Overdrive1
1992You Ain’t Seen Nothing YetBachman–Turner Overdrive51
1993The AnthologyBachman–Turner Overdrive1
1994Drive OnBachman–Turner Overdrive1
1994Roll On Down the HighwayBachman–Turner Overdrive52
1996Trial by Fire: Greatest and LatestBachman–Turner Overdrive4
1996The Very Best OfBachman–Turner Overdrive1
1997Essential RockBachman–Turner Overdrive1
1998Takin’ Care of BusinessBachman–Turner Overdrive2
200020th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bachman-Turner OverdriveBachman–Turner Overdrive1
200036 All-Time Greatest HitsBachman–Turner Overdrive1
2001The CollectionBachman–Turner Overdrive1
2001ClassicBachman–Turner Overdrive2
2001The Very Best of Bachman Turner OverdriveBachman–Turner Overdrive2
2005GoldBachman–Turner Overdrive51
2008The Definitive CollectionBachman–Turner Overdrive53
2008Best Of Bachman Turner Overdrive Green SeriesBachman–Turner Overdrive1
2010IconBachman–Turner Overdrive1
201240th AnniversaryBachman–Turner Overdrive2
2013Best OfBachman–Turner Overdrive1
2013Bachman-Turner Overdrive / Bachman-Turner Overdrive IIBachman–Turner Overdrive2
2016Classic Album SetBachman–Turner Overdrive1
Pop Lions: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ YetBachman–Turner Overdrive1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1977Japan TourBachman–Turner Overdrive3
1986Live! Live! Live!Bachman–Turner Overdrive4
1994The Best Of Bachman-Turner Overdrive LiveBachman–Turner Overdrive1
1999King Biscuit Flower Hour: Bachman-Turner OverdriveBachman–Turner Overdrive2
2001Hits You Remember LiveBachman–Turner Overdrive1
2007LiveBachman–Turner Overdrive1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1974You Ain’t Seen Nothing YetBachman–Turner Overdrive43
1975Down to the Line / She’s a DevilBachman–Turner Overdrive1
1975Roll on Down the HighwayBachman–Turner Overdrive1
1975SledgehammerBachman–Turner Overdrive1

Single + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1986The Things We Do for Love / Takin' Care of Business10cc / Bachman Turner Overdrive2

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