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Great chemistry leads to great music. Mick and Keith, Page and Plant, Lennon and McCartney - the list goes on. And in this country, when you talk about contributions to rock 'n roll, you've gotta mention Randy Bachman and Fred Turner.
In the early '70s, Randy had just parted ways with his first band, 'The Guess Who.' (Perhaps you've heard of them?). So, Randy formed his own band, Bachman Turner Overdrive, and it didn't take long for BTO to make their mark. "Takin' Care of Business" was the band's biggest hit, but there were many more, including "Let it Ride" and "You Ain't Seen Nothing yet", all of which helped secure BTO's place in rock history. All told, they sold more than 20 million albums, worldwide.
In the late '70s, Randy went solo. After a couple of BTO reunions in the '80s, Randy left the group for good in 1991. Meanwhile, Fred kept making music with the other guys in BTO. Randy moved on to a number of new musical projects; more recently, he's been heard over the airwaves hosting his show 'Vinyl Tap' on CBC Radio.
But all the while, fans never stopped hoping for another Bachman/Turner collaboration... and in 2010, they finally made it happen. The guys performed at this year's Grey Cup, played some festival gigs, and for the first time in 20 years, they've got an album of all-new music.