Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Randy Bachman has become a legendary figure in the rock
and roll world through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer.
He has earned over 120 Gold and Platinum album/singles awards around the world for
performing and producing. His songwriting has garnered him the coveted #1 spot on
radio play lists in over 20 countries and he has amassed over 40 million records
sold. His songs have been recorded by numerous other artists and placed in dozens
of television, movie and commercial soundtracks. His music has provided a veritable
soundtrack of the last thirty years of popular music.
He first scored Billboard radio chart success with his band The Guess Who in 1965
performing the song Shakin' All Over. After this initial success it would be another
few years before the glare of the spotlight would be cast upon these young Canadian
boys again. Sticking it out through some misadventures paid off for the band and
they worked their way back up to the top of the charts in a spectacular way. This
time, The Guess Who went on to virtually own the pop charts with an unprecedented
run of 5 million-selling singles, all the product of the gold plated Randy Bachman-Burton
Cummings songwriting team. By 1970, The Guess Who had sold more records than the
entire Canadian recording industry to that point, even outselling the Beatles that
year. Their hits included These Eyes, Laughing, Undun, No Time, No Sugar Tonight
and American Woman.
Due to health concerns and desiring a change in lifestyle, which would include spending
more time with his young family, Randy left the Guess Who at the height of their
success. While this move stunned the music world, Randy knew that he could never
leave music behind. He formed Brave Belt - a county rock outfit in 1970 and experimented
with a new musical style and line up that eventually metamorphosized into Bachman-Turner
Unbelievably, Randy's success with Bachman-Turner Overdrive would eclipse his earlier
triumphs and give him yet a third run at the pop music charts.
Monstrous hits for the band included, Let it Ride, Roll on Down The Highway, Takin'
Care of Business and You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet which reached #1 in over 20 countries.
Randy's career has been built upon his unstoppable drive to work at creating music.
He has released numerous solo albums throughout his career, and has simultaneously
worked at producing for other artists. His production/writing work with Canadian
rock band Trooper generated gold and platinum record in the 1970's.
His love of guitar music and a desire to support some unsung and legendary guitar
greats including his early mentor Lenny Breau, led him to found the jazz guitar
record label Guitarchives which rescues and releases otherwise lost archival guitar
music. As well he founded Ranbach Music, a label which releases archival Guess Who
recordings, and other material which never made it to CD.
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