Randy Bachman to be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, Bachman & Turner ‘s ‘Live At The Roseland Ballroom’ out now (video)
Randy Bachman has been chosen as one of the 2012 inductees for Canada’s Walk of Fame. The lead guitarist and songwriter for legendary Canadian rock bands The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, will receive the honor this September 22nd in his hometown of Toronto.
Bachman will enter the Walk of Fame with fellow honorees Sarah McLachlan, late Saturday Night Live star Phil Hartman and the entire Team Canada hockey team of 1972, which made history when it beat the Soviet Union.
30,000 fellow Canadians submitted their votes for who they thought should be inducted, and Bachman was on top of the list.
It will be a return visting to the Canadian Walk of Fame, as The Guess Who were inducted back in 2001. Other notable Canadian musicians previously honored by the Walk of Fame include Guess Who frontman Burton Cummings, Neil Young, Rush, Joni Mitchell, Steppenwolf’s John Kay, The Band’s Robbie Robertson, Bryan Adams and ex-Red Rider singer Tom Cochrane. Congrats to Randy Bachman!
Eagle Rock Entertainment recently released the new live two-CD,DVD and Blu-ray ‘Live At The Roseland Ballroom, NYC’ on June 26th. Bachman & Turner features Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, the musicians at the heart of legendary band Bachman-Turner Overdrive. ‘Live At The Roseland Ballroom, NYC’ features songs from their recent self-titled album along with their classics ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’ ‘Takin’ Care Of Business’, ‘Hey You’ ‘Blue Collar’, ‘Roll On Down The Highway’, ‘Let It Ride’, and ‘Lookin’ Out For #1′, plus songs from Bachman’s early days with The Guess Who.
Over the course of a four-year run, Bachman-Turner Overdrive sold in excess of 30 million records, earning a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver discs, and notching up hits in more than 20 countries. The iconic duo shared duties on the lead vocals with Bachman contributing lead guitar and Turner the bass. Reuniting at the end of 2009 they released an eponymous album in 2010 and in November of that year they performed at the famous Roseland Ballroom in New York City as part of their North American tour.
The release featuring the line-up of Randy Bachman (guitars, vocals); C.F. Turner (bass, vocals); Marc LaFrance (drums, percussion, vocals); Brent Howard Knudsen (guitars, vocals); and Mick Dalla-Vee (guitars, vocals), with keyboards and background vocals by none other than ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ band leader and fellow Canadian Paul Shaffer.
Let It Ride
Rock Is My Life
Hold Back The Water
Lookin’ Out For #1
Stayed Awake All Night
Four Wheel Drive
Slave To The Rhythm
That’s What It Is
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
Shakin’ All Over
Roll On Down The Highway
Takin’ Care Of Business
Interview with Bachman & Turner from March 2011
Bachman & Turner Tour dates:
Jul. 14 – Columbus, OH – The LC Pavillion
Jul. 15 – Snoqualmie, WA – Snoqualmie Casino Amphitheater
Jul. 20 – Orange County,CA – Pacific Amphitheatre (w/Foghat)
Jul. 21 – Wendover, NV – Peppermill Concert Hall
Sep. 3 – South Woodstock, CT – Woodstock Fairgrounds
Sep. 15 – Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagra Casino & Hotel
Sep. 28 – Lawrenceburg, IN – City of Lawrenceburg
Sep. 29 – St. Louis, MO – Veteran’s Memoria Amphitheater
January 10- 14 – Royal Carribean Rock Legends II Cruise