Canadian Rock Musician Tim Bachman, Guitarist and Vocalist of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Dies at 71


Bachman was born on August 1, 1951, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

He grew up in a musical family, with his brothers Randy and Robbie also pursuing careers in the music industry.

Bachman first rose to prominence with Brave Belt, a Canadian rock band that he formed with his brothers and fellow musician Chad Allan in the early 1970s.


The band released several albums and gained a devoted following in Canada before disbanding in 1974.

After Brave Belt, Bachman and his brothers formed Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) with bassist and vocalist Fred Turner.

The band achieved widespread success in the 1970s, with hits like “Takin’ Care of Business” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” becoming enduring classics of the era.

BTO went on to sell nearly 30 million albums worldwide and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

Tim Bachman Cause of Death

Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s guitarist and vocalist, Tim Bachman, passed away at the age of 71 due to complications with cancer throughout his brain.

His son, Paxton Bachman, confirmed the news via a Facebook post on Friday.

Tim played in the band from 1973 until 1974, and later rejoined the group a decade later.

Paxton Bachman thanked everyone for their kind words and expressed gratitude for the time he spent with his father.

He also urged people to spend time with their loved ones and cherish every moment, saying that they never know how long they have.

Bachman’s death comes just three months after the passing of his brother and BTO co-founder Robbie Bachman at the age of 69.

In another Facebook post, Paxton reminisced about his father’s final moments and the good times they shared.

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