WINNIPEG – The relationship between Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s four core members was once so frosty, the band couldn’t even agree long enough to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
But that long-awaited honour finally came at Sunday’s Juno Awards in the group’s hometown of Winnipeg after an apparent thawing.
Backstage afterwards, the band — whose 1974 lineup of guitar wizard Randy Bachman, powerhouse vocalist Fred Turner, drummer Robin (Robbie) Bachman and guitarist Blair Thornton was officially ushered into the hall — was in a joking mood.
Even the Bachman brothers, who had not spoken since their father’s death (according to Randy), were riffing together when asked when the band might reunite next.
“The Grey Cup’s here next November, 2015,” Randy offered.
“The 80th anniversary of Not Fragile,” Robin chimed in, referring to the band’s landmark 1974 record, before miming creeping along with a walker.
“If you want…
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