Robbie Bachman dead and obituary, Canadian drummer and the youngest brother

Another sad departure. The pounding beat behind BTO, my little brother Robbie has joined Mum, Dad & brother Gary on the other side. Maybe Jeff Beck needs a drummer! He was an integral cog in our rock ‘n’ roll machine and we rocked the world together. #RIP #littlebrother #family.

Robin Peter Kendall Bachman (born February 18, 1953) is a Canadian drummer and the younger brother of guitarist, singer, and songwriter Randy Bachman. He was the original drummer for the Brave Belt and Bachman-Turner Overdrive bands. He is sometimes referred to as “Robin” or “Rob” on the flaps of the Brave Belt and BTO albums.

Growing up, Bachmann practiced drums at home, often playing with his older brother Randy. When Robbie was 18, Randy offered him a job as a drummer for the Brave Belt, and Robbie accepted. Other Brave Belt members include Chad Allan and Fred Turner. In 1972, another Bachman brother, Tim, joined the Brave Belt after Allan left.

When Brave Belt changed its name to Bachman-Turner Overdrive in 1973, Robbie designed the BTO Gear logo. [2] Robbie co-wrote one of Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s biggest hits, “Roll On Down the Highway” (with Fred Turner). After touring in support of the 1979 album Rock n’ Roll Nights, he remained with BTO until the end of 1979. In 1984, he refused to join the BTO’s Reformation due to licensing issues and Randy Bachman’s decision to have Tim Bachman replace Blair Thornton as second guitarist. Bachman later joined BTO’s Not Fragile lineup, and the reunion lasted from 1988 to 1991. In 1991, Randy Bachman left the band, and the rest of the band toured with backup guitarist Randy Murray until late 2004.

In 2009, Fred Turner and Randy Bachman reunited and began recording a new album, which was released as Bachman & Turner in September 2010 on the occasion of their world tour. Robin Bachman and Blair Thornton have filed a lawsuit against Randy Bachman to prevent him and Turner from touring under the name Bachman-Turner Overdrive, or BTO.

Bachman and his wife, Chrissy, are semi-retired. He was the uncle of the musician Talbachmann.

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