Iconic band to be inducted at The 2014 JUNO Awards, Sunday, March 30
TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts
and Sciences (CARAS) is pleased to announce that legendary Winnipeg
band, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, BTO, are the 2014 inductees into the
Canadian Music Hall of Fame. During their most explosive period between
1973 and 1979, Bachman-Turner Overdrive electrified the world with
chart-topping rock 'n' roll hits like "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" and
"Takin' Care of Business." During this era, the longest-serving members
of the band were Blair Thornton, Fred Turner, Randy Bachman, and Robin
Bachman. On Sunday, March 30, 2014, these four cornerstones of
Bachman-Turner Overdrive will be honoured at the 43rd Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast on CTV from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg,
Making their self-titled debut album in 1973, the band garnered
international attention for their sophomore 1973 effort, BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE II, which produced multiple hit singles, including "Let It Ride" and
"Takin' Care of Business." The latter song has been used in over 12
movies, 24 TV shows and several dozen commercials. The band followed it
up with the anthem-laden NOT FRAGILE (1974), featuring instant classics such as "Roll On Down The Highway"
and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," which sold several million singles,
and went to #1 in 21 countries. NOT FRAGILE climbed to #1 on both the U.S. and Canadian album charts and sold eight
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE and HEAD ON were both released in 1975, producing hits such as "Hey You" and "Take
It Like A Man." Other '70s releases included FREEWAYS (1977), STREET ACTION (1978) and ROCK N' ROLL NIGHTS (1979).
Bachman-Turner Overdrive became renowned for deft songwriting, heartfelt
vocals, mesmerizing guitar solos and hook-driven bass and percussion.
The group stood out amidst their 1970s contemporaries for merging
country music influences with a fiery brand of guitar-heavy classic
rock, and received acclaim for their energetic live performances.
The band won seven JUNO Awards in the 1970s, including Most Promising
Group of the Year (1974), and Group of the Year in both 1975 and 1976.
For more information, or to download photos of BTO, go to www.junoawards.ca and www.canadianmusichalloffame.ca
SOURCE: Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
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