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Bachman-Turner Overdrive Headed to Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  2. nixdad

    nixdad Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Well deserved. Hopefully they'll be inducted into the RRHOF as well at some point.
  3. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Very under rated band.
  4. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Here is the complete list of the Canadian Music Hall, Of Fame Inductees

    1978 - Guy Lombardo, Oscar Peterson
    1979 - Hank Snow
    1980 - Paul Anka
    1981 - Joni Mitchell
    1982 - Neil Young
    1983 - Glenn Gould
    1984 - The Crewcuts, The Diamonds, The Four Lads
    1985 - Wilf Carter
    1986 - Gordon Lightfoot
    1987 - The Guess Who
    1989 - The Band
    1990 - Maureen Forrester
    1991 - Leonard Cohen
    1992 - Ian and Sylvia
    1993 - Anne Murray
    1994 - Rush
    1995 - Buffy Sainte-Marie
    1996 - David Clayton-Thomas, Denny Doherty, John Kay, Domenic Troiano, Zal Yanovsky
    1997 - Gil Evans, Lenny Breau, Maynard Ferguson, Moe Koffman, Rob McConnell
    1998 - David Foster
    1999 - Luc Plamondon
    2000 - Bruce Fairbairn
    2001 - Bruce Cockburn
    2002 - Daniel Lanois
    2003 - Tom Cochrane
    2004 - Bob Ezrin
    2005 - The Tragically Hip
    2006 - Bryan Adams
    2007 - Bob Rock
    2008 - Triumph
    2009 - Loverboy
    2010 - April Wine
    2011 - Shania Twain
    2012 - Blue Rodeo
    2013 - k.d. lang
    2014 - Bachman- Turner Overdrive
  5. Excellent, BTO and CF Tuner were one of my early influences man the bass on the first album the song Thank You For The Feelin' such a kick butt song to me back then. After they released Not Fragile sledgehammer they were rocking it. Always dug CF's Rick just thunder on vinyl.
  6. Randy Bachman will be in there twice now, quite an accomplishment. Honestly, I am surprised BTO isn't in there already.

  7. papagroove

    papagroove Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    East Tennessee
    Endorsing Artist: DR Strings, Aguilar, Lakland
    Yeah, truly a great band. They drew from a deep bag...dig the chord changes on "Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" and the lesser-known "Lookin' Out For #1" ...obviously more advanced harmony.
  8. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    What a great band and what great songs, hearing them always reminds me of High School.
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Is Shania Twain from Canada? congrats for BTO one of my all time favorite bands.
  10. Curious that they took Shania Twain three years before BTO.

    Oh well, at least they didn't take Celine Dion first.
  11. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    We can blame Loverboy on CANADA?????

    I was already mad at you guys for Celine!
  12. "Not Fragile" was the first album I ever owned.
  13. synaesthesia


    Apr 13, 2004
    How did Loverboy ever get there before BTO?
  14. LordRyan


    Dec 9, 2012
    Speaking of Canadian bands deserving to be in the CMHOF, does anybody remember The Collectors? They put out two albums on Warner Brothers and were selected to compose music performed in the Canada Pavilion at the 1970 World's Fair in Osaka, Japan. Some great live footage of them has finally been released after 40+ years.

  15. They need to have Max Webster on that list.
  16. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer
    Glad to hear BTO rocks. I was in Toronto a couple years ago for the ASAE meeting, Randy Bachman-Burton Cummings band played for one of our events, it was awesome. The next day I was standing outside the Fairmont Royal York on Front St. waiting for my ride to the airport and up walks Randy Bachman. I said, "Hey Randy, I really enjoyed your show last night", he got a big smile on his face and said thank you, he hesitated for a moment and said, "It was a good show, I really had a fun time.". We talked for a couple of minutes then my shuttle arrived.

    I thought I had taken a picture but all I could find on my iPhone was this one.
  17. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    BTO fans...check out "Blue Collar".
  18. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I do dig...we used to call those the "Long Train Running" chord.
  19. Yes, she is. From Timmins, a very cold city in Northern Ontario.

  20. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Timmins used to have a museum dedicated to her, if you want a laugh look into it's success.

    BTO are great, although, do they play together anymore? I know a guy who went to see BTO at the fair a few years back, it was just the TO...