Randy Bachman, legendary Canadian musician and host of CBC Radio's Vinyl Tap, turns 70 today. What better way to celebrate than by listening to some of the awesome tunes he's written and contributed to over the years?
Up top is a vintage Bachman-Turner Overdrive performance of "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet". Randy wrote the track back in 1974. The year before, on the 1973 album Bachman-Turner Overdrive II, the band dropped "Taking Care of Business," another massive hit penned by Bachman.
Before BTO, Randy was part of The Guess Who, where he co-wrote the international hit "These Eyes".
Randy dropped his first solo record, Survivor, in 1978. Here's the title track:
As he heads into his eight decade, Randy's showing no signs of slowing down. In 2010, he released an album called Bachman & Turner with BTO bandmate Fred Turner. Here they are performing a song from that record, "Moonlight Rider".
The pair were on the show a couple of years back. Check out the Bachman & Turner interview right here. And catch the latest episode of Randy's Vinyl Tap this Sunday at 6pm, right before this week's edition of The Strombo Show with Brendan Canning.