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Tim Bachman

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Tim Bachman
Birth name Timothy Gregg Bachman[1]
Born August 1, 1951
WinnipegManitoba, Canada
Died April 28, 2023 (aged 71)
LondonUnited Kingdom
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, singer
Instrument(s) Guitar

Timothy Gregg Bachman (August 1, 1951 – April 28, 2023) was a Canadian guitarist and vocalist best known for his work with rock bands Brave Belt and Bachman–Turner Overdrive (BTO). Bachman was one of the four founding members of BTO, a group that have sold nearly 30 million albums worldwide[1] and also featured his brothers Randy (guitar/vocals) and Robbie (drums), as well as Fred Turner (bass/vocals).


Tim Bachman played guitar in a few Winnipeg-area bands, some with his younger brother Robbie on drums. He then briefly quit music, feeling that the Winnipeg scene had become stagnant. He got a job and began attending college. He returned to music in 1972, when his older brother Randy was looking to add a second guitar to the Brave Belt lineup. This occurred after the departure of Chad Allan, which left Brave Belt with only three members.[2]

Bachman wrote or co-wrote several songs during his tenure with Brave Belt and BTO, including “Put It in a Song” (with Turner) for the Brave Belt II album, “Down and Out Man” (with R. B. Charles) for the first BTO album, and “Blown” (with Randy) and “I Don’t Have To Hide” for Bachman–Turner Overdrive II.

Bachman left BTO in 1974, shortly after the release of Bachman–Turner Overdrive II, to spend more time with his family and to work on concert promotion, although his brothers claim that he was fired for breaking Randy Bachman’s lifestyle rules on the road (including no alcohol and drugs).[3] He was replaced by Blair Thornton.

Tim Bachman rejoined BTO (along with Randy Bachman, Fred Turner, and Garry Peterson) for a 1984 reunion album and supporting tours, including a high-profile world tour opening for Van Halen. He then led touring versions of the band in 1987 and 1988.

Personal life[edit]

Tim Bachman was the father of blues/rock guitarist Paxton Bachman and the uncle of musician Tal Bachman, who is Randy Bachman’s son.

Bachman latterly resided in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, and worked as a realtor in Abbotsford from 1991 on. He was a director of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board from 2003 to 2008.

In 2008, he suffered a heart attack and subsequently underwent quadruple bypass surgery.[4]

Bachman died on April 28, 2023, at the age of 71, after battling cancer.[5]

Sexual offense allegations[edit]

On June 14, 2010, Bachman was charged by Abbotsford police with sexual interference of a person under 14, touching a young person for a sexual purpose, and sexual assault. Police recommended a charge of sexual exploitation, but Crown counsel opted to split the case into three separate counts.[6][7] After an 11-month investigation,[8] police charged Bachman for incidents that allegedly began in Abbotsford in 2000 when the complainant was 11 years old and continued for three years.[1]

Stacy Bohun alleged that Bachman would grope her when she was a foster child living in his home in the Fraser Valley. Bachman was found not guilty on these counts, as Justice Neill Brown ruled that the testimony of Bohun was too unreliable to support a criminal conviction.[9]

On May 26, 2014, Bachman was arrested again by Abbotsford police on new sex charges relating to incidents from the 1990s involving a different underaged victim. He faced charges of sexual assault, sexual interference, and invitation to sexual touching. He was released pending trial on conditions which included avoiding contact with anyone under the age of 16, and avoiding any public park, schoolground, daycare, swimming pool or any other facility where minors under 16 may be present.[10][11] Those charges were stayed on November 19, 2015. A representative of the Criminal Justice Branch could not provide any details regarding why the charges were stayed, but did state that this decision was reached while the prosecutor was preparing for the preliminary inquiry.[12]


With Bachman–Turner Overdrive[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Bachman–Turner Overdrive
Bachman–Turner Overdrive II
  • Released: December 1973
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: LP, MC, 8-track


Single Year
“Gimme Your Money Please”/”Little Gandy Dancer” 1973
“Blue Collar”
“Stayed Awake All Night” (UK-only release)
“Down and Out Man” (Japan-only release)

External links[edit]


  1. Jump up to:a b c [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Gormley, Peter (July 31, 1997). “Frequently Asked Questions – BTO”Superseventies.com. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  3. ^ “Behind the Four-Wheel Drive.” Mark After Dark interview with Robbie Bachman at Newyorkwaste.com
  4. ^ AM, Posted: 07/5/2010 7:59 (July 5, 2010). “Jul 2010: Tim Bachman faces child sex charges today”Winnipegfreepress.com. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  5. ^ “Tim Bachman, Co-Founder of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Dies”. Best Classic Bands. April 30, 2023. Retrieved April 30, 2023.
  6. ^ Carrigg, David. (Monday, June 14, 2010). Former BTO guitarist Tim Bachman charged in child-sex case. National Post (accessed June 14, 2010).
  7. ^ (June 14, 2010). BTO guitarist charged with sex assault of minor: Tim Bachman faces charges of sexual touching, interference, assault, Cbc.ca, (accessed Monday, June 14, 2010).
  8. ^ “Global News | Latest & Current News – Weather, Sports & Health News”Global News. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  9. ^ [2][dead link]
  10. ^ “Tim Bachman, BTO founding member, charged with sex offences”. CBC News. May 27, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  11. ^ “BTO co-founder Tim Bachman faces new sex charges”The Globe and Mail. May 27, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  12. ^ Hopes, Vikki (December 9, 2015). “Sexual offence charges stayed against BTO co-founder”. Abbotsford News. Retrieved June 25, 2016.

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