Classic rock band from Winnipeg, Canada, formed in 1972 by ex-The Guess Who guitarist Randy Bachman and his younger brother, Rob Bachman, on drums. At first they were called Brave Belt. They changed their name when vocalist Fred Turner joined. Tim Bachman (also a brother) joined on guitar. They had some success in the USA with their debut album. Tim Bachman left in 1974 and Blair Thornton replaced him. Then, the great American, as well as European success started, and several albums and singles were released. In 1977. Randy Bachman left the band and went solo. Jim Clench took Randy's position. The band then shortened their name to BTO and released two albums under this name. Randy Murray replaced Jim Clench later. They are still touring the world with their 70's rock.
2014 inductees into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Randy Murray (Guitar and vocals)
Blair Thornton (Guitar)
C. F. (Fred) Turner (Bass and vocals)
Robbie (Robin) Bachman (Drums)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Randy Bachman, Chad Allan, Robbie Bachman, Tim Bachman, Jim Clench, Blair Thornton, C.F. Turner