Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Name That Band - Bachman Turner Overdrive
After leaving The Guess Who, Canadian rocker Randy Bachman formed a band at first called Brave Belt, then Bachman/Turner.
Because the name sounded like that of a folk rock duo like Seals and Crofts or Brewer and Shipley, the rocking band found itself playing before the wrong audience in the wrong venues since promoters kept booking them as if they were soft rock.
One day while crossing the American/Canadian border at Detroit, Bachman spotted a trucker's magazine called Overdrive and the band began taking care of business as Bachman Turner Overdrive or BTO for short.