Tim Bachman, a co-founder of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and a guitarist and vocalist for the band, passed away recently. He was 71.
Paxton Bachman, Tim’s son, announced his father’s passing in a post that he made on Facebook on Friday. He stated that his father, who had played in BTO from 1973 to 1974 and then reunited with the band ten years later, had passed away due to difficulties with cancer that were “throughout his brain.”
This afternoon, my father died away. Paxton thanked “Everyone” for their supportive comments in his email. “I’m thankful I could spend time with him in the final moments. Take hold of your loved ones and give each other a tight hug. You can never be sure how much time you have left.”
On Facebook, Paxton also shared the details of his final interactions with his father. He remarked, “Yesterday afternoon, while I was sitting with Dad, we talked about some of the good times we’ve had together.” “He was pretty out of it most of the time, but at one point, he looked up at me with big, big eyes and said, “I love you, Paxton, keep spreading the music…,” and then he passed back out again.”
He said it was challenging to see one’s parent unwell and helpless in bed while nothing could be done to assist them. My heart is broken. I am grateful for the opportunity to spend time together.”
In connection with this: Bachman-Turner Overdrive Robbie Bachman, a drummer, passed away at 69. “We Rocked the World Together”
After Randy left The Guess Who in 1973, Tim, his brothers Randy and Robbie, along with C.F. Turner, formed the band BTO in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where BTO was based in Canada.
The musician was featured on the band’s albums released in 1973: Bachman–Turner Overdrive and Bachman–Turner Overdrive II. On these albums, he was responsible for writing the songs “Down and Out Man,” “Blown,” and “I Don’t Have to Hide.”
Tim was eventually succeeded in the role by Blair Thornton. Still, he finally returned to the band for a reunion tour in 1984 and remained there until the late 1980s. On their hit “Takin’ Care of Business,” which peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard chart, Tim contributed backing vocals and played second lead guitar.
BTO was eventually admitted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in the year 2014 after many years of waiting. According to Loudwire, Tim became a real estate agent later.
After the passing of his father, Paxton also paid tribute to the legendary performer by putting on a show at the Fanny Bay Inn in Canada. After what he called a “tough couple of days,” he thanked everyone in attendance for coming out.
The passing of Tim follows that of his brother and fellow bandmate Robbie, who passed away in January at 69. At the time, Randy announced the news on Twitter, where he referred to the passing as “another sad departure.”
“The drumming force behind BTO, my younger brother Robbie has crossed over and joined our parents and our other brother Gary on the other side. Perhaps Jeff Beck needs a new drummer! He was a crucial component of our rock ‘n’ roll machine, and together we conquered the world of rock ‘n’ roll,” the author said.
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