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    Bachman, Randy (27th September 1943-Present)

    He is a guitarist and songwriter born Randolph Charles Bachman in Winnipeg, Canada.  In the 1970s he was the lead guitarist with the band The Guess Who, who had US chart success that included the No. 1 hits "American Woman" and "No Sugar Tonight".  With his brothers, Robbie and Tim, and his friend Fred Turner, he formed Bachman-Turner Overdrive who saw major success with the US No. 1 hit songs "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet", which also hit No. 2 in the UK, and "Free Wheelin'" He formed the band Brave Belt with Chad Allan as well as having a successful solo career.  He has recorded 10 solo albums and recorded Prairie Town in 1992 with Neil Young.  He and Fred Turner appeared on The Simpsons as themselves in an episode in 2000.  He and the other members of The Guess Who have received an honorary Doctorate of Music from Brandon University, Manitoba as well as receiving The Governer General's Performing Arts Award which is Canada's top award for the performing arts.  He was awarded the Order of Manitoba which is the highest award in that Province.  He currently hosts the show Vinyl Tap on CBC Radio One and is involved with his current band the Bachman-Cummings Band with Burton Cummings.  He is married to the singer-songwriter Denise McCann and they regularly travel to collaborate with European songwriters such as Doug Carr who is the producer of Ace of Base.

     

    Beach Boys Recordings

    Livin' With a Heartache (Carl Wilson/Randy Bachman)                                            

     

    Sources:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Bachman
    2. http://www.randybachman.com/

     

     

     

     

     



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