Robin “Robbie” Bachman, drummer and co-founder of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has passed away at the age of 69.
Robbie’s brother and former bandmate, Randy Bachman, share the sad news via social media, writing: “Another sad departure. The pounding beat behind BTO has left us. I just got a call from Fred Turner and my youngest brother Robbie has joined Mum, Dad & brother Gary on the other side. Fred said maybe Jeff Beck needs a drummer to play with. 😉 He was an integral cog in our rock ‘n’ roll machine and we rocked the world together.”
Randy Bachman, Robbie Bachman and Fred Turner founded Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) in 1973. Robbie was credited with designing the the band’s gear logo, and he co-wrote one of BTO’s biggest hits, “Roll On Down The Highway” with Fred Turner. Robbie Bachman stayed with the band until late 1979.