"Bachman and Turner wrote music that became the soundtrack to my mental movies, tracks that are a part of my DNA, they will live inside of me forever."
—Howard Mandshein, Winnipeg rock and roll radio personality
Hold your cell phones high! On Saturday, February 4, SCENE on air
will broadcast a concert featuring Bachman & Turner, recorded last
September at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.
Bachman & Turner, who at one time were known as BTO, have brought the world a number of major hit songs such as Takin' Care of Business
, Looking Out for Number One
and You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
emcee for that concert in September was Winnipeg radio personality Howard Mandshein.
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In the sixties, music was an agent of change, a religious experience that permeated the youth culture. Winnipeg was The Liverpool of Canada and music was happening everywhere. We were led by the four Horsemen, Bachman, Cummings, Turner and Young.
I was that child basking in this incredible scene getting so excited about the music. I just felt like I was boarding a space ship and going for this special ride each and every week.. The music became more than my friend, it became a way of life for me. Living in the music, feeling that certain something that only the high of experiencing music can give you. Feeling powerful, feeling understood. I felt that nothing else mattered.
I began to follow the success of the four horsemen and that energy got in my soul. It became a reflection of my life. All music truly mattered to me, but it truly was what came to be known as Classic Rock that inflected my soul.
This past September, Bachman and Turner
headlined a show at the MTS Centre
. The evening began with Blue Oyster Cult
. A band that understands raw power chords and that ability to marry a sense of melody to what they do. The stinging riffs and floating solos made me feel powerful. I was air-guitaring and smiling as I mouthed the words to the songs. Next up was one of my all-time faves, Mr.Paul Rodgers
, a remarkable musical frontman whose control and sharp phrasing were bang on.
Bachman and Turner wrote music that became the soundtrack to my mental movies. Tracks that are a part of my DNA. They will live inside of me forever each and every day. I was asked to introduce the band and that night I was taken back to this mysterious place where I used to hang, laying on the floor in the dark with the headphones on listening to
Bachman and Turner. A surreal moment that I just let breathe, truly a rush!
I felt all the emotions of listening to music, that I experienced when I was a kid. The night took me to that place that only music can. I will never forget it.
Howard Mandshein, Winnipeg rock and roll radio personality