Canadian Guitarist/Co-Founder of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Tim Bachman has died at the age of 71. His son confirmed the news via social media.
Bachman’s son, Ryder, on Friday, wrote in a Facebook post, “My Dad passed this afternoon. Thank You Everyone for the kind words. Grateful I got to spend some time with him at the end. Grab yer loved ones and hug em close, ya never know how long you have.”
In a previous post, Ryder revealed that he got a call from the care unit where his father was staying last Wednesday in which they informed him to pay his final respects after doctors found “cancer riddled all throughout his [Tim’s] brain.”
Bachman was one of the four founding members of BTO, a group that has sold nearly 30 million albums worldwide and also featured his brothers Randy (guitar/vocals) and Robbie (drums), as well as Fred Turner (bass/vocals).
Tim Bachman had played guitar in a few Winnipeg area bands, some with his younger brother Robbie on drums.
Bachman wrote or co-wrote several songs during his tenure with Brave Belt and BTO, including “Put It in a Song” (with Turner) for the Brave Belt II album, “Down and Out Man” (with R. B. Charles) for the first BTO album, and “Blown” (with Randy) and “I Don’t Have To Hide” for Bachman–Turner Overdrive II.
Guitarist/Co-Founder of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Tim Bachman Died at 71