Robbie Bachman, founder member of influential '70s rockers Bachman-Turner Overdrive has died, aged 69.
Brother and bandmate Randy announced the sad news on social media last night, writing "The pounding beat behind BTO 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."
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 pic.twitter.com/XASj6CVXzAJanuary 13, 2023
The Bachman brothers formed Brave Belt with Fred Turner in 1971, before changing the band's name to Bachman-Turner Overdrive when they were dropped by their label after two poorly received LP releases.
After releasing both BTO's eponymous debut album and BAchman-Turner Overdrive II in 1973, the band went on to score global hits with Taking Care of Business, Roll on Down the Highway and, of course, the still-ubiquitous You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet.