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With business now taken care of, an iconic Winnipeg band is heading into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive is the 2014 inductee into the national music hall, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced this morning. The band will be honoured during the 43rd Annual JUNO Awards show at MTS Centre March 30.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive, or BTO, enjoyed tremendous commercial success between the period of 1973-79, with long-serving members Randy and Robbie Bachman, Fred Turner and Blair Thornton. Tim Bachman was also a key part of the band in the early years.
The group churned out several hit singles during their run. "Let It Ride" and "Takin’ Care of Business" came out in 1973, while "Roll On Down The Highway" and "You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet" came out a year later on the Not Fragile release. That album climbed to the top of the charts in both Canada and the United States, and sold eight million copies.
All told, BTO put out eight albums during a seven-year span, starting with the self-titled Bachman-Turner Overdrive (1973) to Rock n’ Roll Nights (1979). Reunion albums under the BTO name later come out in 1984 and 1996.
The band won seven JUNO Awards in the 1970s, including Most Promising Group of the Year in 1974, and Group of the Year in 1975 and 1976.