Drummer Robbie Bachman, a co-founder of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, handed away on the age of 69.
On January 12, his older brother Randy Bachman, the guitarist and lead singer of the Nineteen Seventies rock band, tweeted the heartbreaking data.
“One other unhappy departure,” he wrote.
“The pounding beat behind BTO, my little brother Robbie has joined Mum, Dad & brother Gary on the opposite facet.
“Possibly Jeff Beck wants a drummer! He was an integral cog in our rock ‘n’ roll machine and we rocked the world collectively.”
The band, typically abbreviated as BTO, was shaped in 1973 by Robbie, Randy and Fred Turner.
They’d six US top-40 singles and 5 top-40 albums throughout the Nineteen Seventies.
Moreover, they’ve one platinum album and 5 albums with gold certifications within the US.
Robbie and his older brother Randy practised enjoying the drums at dwelling once they had been youngsters.
He accepted Randy’s invitation to play drums for Courageous Belt when he was 18 years previous.
Chad Allan and Fred had been members of the Courageous Belt. Tim, Robbie’s different brother, joined the group in 1972 after Chad departed.
In 1973, the group’s identify was modified to Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and Robbie is credited with creating the BTO “gear” emblem.
Along with Fred, he additionally co-wrote the group’s greatest track, Roll On Down The Freeway.
Roll on Down the Freeway was on their third studio album, Not Fragile, which contributed to their continued success.
Robbie remained with the group after their Rock n’ Roll Nights tour was over till late 1979.
With classics like Let It Journey, You Ain’t Seen Nothing But, and Takin’ Care Of Enterprise, BTO bought near 30 million albums globally.
In 1983, Randy, Tim, Fred, former Guess Who drummer Garry Peterson, and their drum tech Billy Chapman acquired again collectively to ascertain the group.