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Bachman, Turner enter Hall of Fame

Fresh off releasing their first reunion album in more than 20 years, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner are among the latest inductees into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.
Randy Bachman, left, and Fred Turner will be inducted into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. ((Nathan Denette/Canadian Press))
Fresh off releasing their first reunion album in more than 20 years, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner are among the latest inductees into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.

Organizers of the annual celebration, held during Canadian Music Week in March, announced the 2011 honourees on Thursday.

After topping the charts with hits like You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet and Taking Care of Business during the 1970s, the duo returned to the studio for the first time in more than 30 years to record Bachman & Turner, a new album of original material released in early September.

The pair, who are also touring in support of the album, will perform some of their hits at the induction gala.

In addition to the veteran rockers, organizers will pay tribute to former Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences chair Stephen Stohn — also an entertainment lawyer and TV producer for shows like Degrassi: The Next Generation and the Juno Awards — and radio broadcasting pioneer Bill Evanov.

Bachman, Turner, Stohn and Evanov will be celebrated at an awards gala and dinner during Canadian Music Week, which takes place in Toronto from March 9-13, 2011.

Past inductees include '80s band Platinum Blonde, record label executive Randy Lennox and broadcaster John Roberts.

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