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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 27 September 1943Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Birth NameRandolph Charles Bachman

Mini Bio (1)

Randy Bachman was born on September 27, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Randolph Charles Bachman. He was previously married to Denise McCann and Stevenson, Lorayne.

Spouse (2)

Denise McCann (1982 - 2011) (separated) (1 child)
Stevenson, Lorayne (1966 - 1977) (divorced) (6 children)

Trivia (4)

Bachman-Turner Overdrive's record "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" was a 'novelty' record in as much as they recorded it with a deliberate stammer as a joke. Turns out it was one of the best selling records of all time.
Father of musician Tal Bachman.
Currently resides on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.
His surname is pronounced "Back-man." Since he knew radio DJs wouldn't pronounce the name correctly, he has accepted that the name in his band Bachman-Turner Overdrive is pronounced "Bach-man".

Personal Quotes (8)

I don't think that bands that make it on their first album are as strong as bands that don't: there is nowhere to go but down.
My songs are like cheap Neil Young copies.
When I pull into a city and I rent a car and it's Nashville, or it's London, or I'm driving in the taxi to the hotel, and on comes one of my songs, it's like 'Oh my God, they're still playing these songs on the radio. And you still feel tearful and very grateful that somebody still likes these songs that you made up.
[on his radio show 'Vinyl Tap'] I kind of just go in and talk. So I'm not really dead-on correct when I mention the date when I met so-and-so - it might be June or it might be July - or January. I know it began with a J.
[As a teenager, hearing his own song on the radio for the first time] You actually sit and listen to it and you're in awe and disbelief and you actually cry. We actually had tears. This is your Elvis moment, or your Beatles moment or your Madonna moment.
The power trios changed the world for me and for every other guitar player. You got an amp, you cranked it up, you learned one riff, you were Eric Clapton. You learned a couple of power chords, you were Pete Townshend and you started writing songs. It was amazing. And it still is!
[on hiring Dale Anne Brendon and Anna Ruddick of 'Ladies of the Canyon'] I told them: "Bonham, Moon and Baker did not play the drums. They attacked the drums. They hit the drums like they were hitting a guy in the face in a bar fight". Dale Anne and Anna said, "You mean we're allowed to do this?" I said, "Yes, you are"...We launch into a song and I look at Kevin [Shirley] and we're going "Oh, wow! This is fucking amazing! These chicks are blowing the windows out of the room!"
[on himself and Burton Cummings in 1967] We went to England to be the new Beatles and we were the new flops.

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