Tim Bachman, co-founding guitarist and vocalist for Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has died, his son confirmed on social media. He was 71.
The veteran guitarist died on Friday following problems with most cancers “riddled all all through his mind,” Ryder Bachman shared on Facebook.
“My Dad handed this afternoon. Thank You Everybody for the sort phrases,” Ryder wrote. “Grateful I acquired to spend a while with him on the finish. Seize yer family members and hug em shut, ya by no means know the way lengthy you’ve got.”
He shared that his father’s final phrases have been: “I really like you Paxton, Share the Music.”
“I sat with Dad yesterday afternoon and reminisced about among the good occasions we had. He was fairly out of it more often than not, however at one level seemed up at me with actually, large large eyes and mentioned, ‘I really like you Paxton, preserve sharing the music…’ after which handed again out,” Ryder posted Friday.
“It’s actually onerous watching your guardian lay in mattress helpless and sick and there’s nothing you are able to do to assist them. Breaking my coronary heart.”
Bachman shaped the Canadian rock band together with his brothers Randy and Robbie — who died in January at age 69 — together with Fred Turner in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1973.
A few of their hit songs embody “Takin’ Care of Enterprise,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothing But” and “Roll On Down the Freeway.”
Tim performed with BTO on their first two albums “Bachman–Turner Overdrive” and “Bachman–Turner Overdrive II,” each launched in 1973.
He left the group in 1974 and was changed by Blair Thornton, however rejoined a decade later in 1984 for his or her reunion tour and continued to carry out on tour by way of the 80s.
After his music profession, Tim labored as a realtor in Alberta, Canada,
Bachman-Turner Overdrive was inducted into the Canadian Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2014.
Tim Bachman is survived by his son.