Robbie Bachman, who was the drummer for Bachman-Turner Overdrive, passed away at the age of 69.
Randy Bachman, who was also Bachman’s brother and bandmate, confirmed the tragic news on his Twitter account on Thursday. In order to pay honor to his fellow band member, he posted a black-and-white photo of the band along with a heartfelt comment on his social media account.
“Another sad departure. The pounding beat behind BTO, my little brother Robbie has joined Mum, Dad & brother Gary on the other side,” he wrote. “Maybe Jeff Beck needs a drummer! He was an integral cog in our rock ‘n’ roll machine and we rocked the world together.”
Randy did not make the circumstances of Robbie Bachman’s passing public. But his death happened just a few days after the death of rock musician Jeff Beck, who passed away at a hospital close to his home in Surrey, England, from bacterial meningitis.
Publications, colleagues, and fans all showed respect and offered sincere tributes to the drummer through the use of the internet.
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Robbie Bachman’s Cause of Death
Robbie Bachman’s death is still a mystery. No one knows what happened. His brother Randy Bachman confirmed his death on Twitter, and the post he made says;
“Yet another sad goodbye. My little brother Robbie has joined my mom, dad, and older brother Gary on the other side. Jeff Beck might need a drummer. He was an important part of our rock-and-roll band, and together we rocked the world.
In Memory of Robbie Bachchan
The Bachman brothers used to play music together when they were kids at their home in Winnipeg, Canada. Because of their hobby, they joined forces to form the band Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
Randy gave him the job of drummer in the band Brave Belt in 1971. He worked with Fred Turner, who was the bassist. After a year, Tim Bachman joined them.
Brave Belt put out two albums, but when neither of them did well, their record label dropped them. With the same bandmates but a new name, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, they tried to get their careers back on track.
Its first album, which just had its name on it, came out in 1973. Still, the band didn’t have another big hit right away.
It also came out with “Bachman-Turner Overdrive II” in the same year. “Let It Ride,” their first Top 40 single, and “Takin’ Care of Business,” their second single, brought them to the public’s attention.
From there, Bachman-Turner Overdrive started to make more hits, like “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Roll On Down the Highway.”
In 2014, Bachman gave an interview with the Toronto Star. During the interview, he talked about what made them want to keep playing together.
He said, “We didn’t tell anyone they were wrong, that something was bad, or that they shouldn’t do this.” “It was mostly just music to have fun too. Coming out of the 1970s, when there was the Vietnam War and a lot of political stuff going on (in Canada, with Trudeau and Richard Nixon, etc.), we were pretty much done with all that.”
Still, the band broke up in 1980, but it got back together three years later with Randy as the lead singer. Bachman, on the other hand, didn’t show up because of business and trademark issues.
From 1988 until 2005, when the band broke up, the late drummer came back. After Randy and Turner brought the group back together in 2009, they didn’t get into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame until 2014.
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