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Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 27, 1943
SpouseDenise McCann, Lorayne Stevenson, Taking Care of Business, No Time, American Woman
FactFather of musician Tal Bachman.

Randy Bachman is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and producer, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive and as a solo artist. He has been a member of three of the world’s most successful rock bands: The Guess Who, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, and Iron Butterfly. Bachman has also had a successful solo career, releasing over 30 albums. He is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bachman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on September 27, 1943. His parents were both musical, and his father was a bandleader. Bachman began playing guitar at the age of 13. He was influenced by rock and roll artists such as Chuck Berry and Scotty Moore. He also cites classical guitarists Andrés Segovia and Django Reinhardt as influences.

Bachman’s first band was The Silvertones, which he formed with his brother Robbie in 1958. The band released one single, “Till We Kissed”, before breaking up in 1959. Bachman then joined The Guess Who in 1962. The band became one of the most successful rock bands of the 1960s, releasing such hits as “American Woman”, “No Time”, and “These Eyes”. Bachman left The Guess Who in 1970 to form Bachman–Turner Overdrive. The new band had immediate success with their debut album Bachman–Turner Overdrive, which included the hit single “Takin’ Care of Business”. BTO would go on to release six more studio albums over the next six years, including the million-selling Four Wheel Drive and Not Fragile.

Bachman left BTO in 1977 to pursue a solo career. He released his first solo album, Axe, in 1978. The album was a commercial success, reaching #5 on the Canadian album chart. Bachman would go on to release over 20 more solo albums over the next four decades. In 1984, Bachman rejoined The Guess Who for a reunion tour. The tour was so successful that the band decided to stay together and release a new album, So Long, Bannatyne. The album was a hit, reaching #1 in Canada and #2 in the United States.

In 1999, Bachman was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Guess Who. In 2000, he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Bachman–Turner Overdrive.

Bachman has been married three times and has four children. His first marriage was to Diane Dufresne from 1967 to 1977. His second marriage was to Denise McCann from 1979 to 1990. His third marriage is to Rebecca Dewey, whom he married in 1992.

Bachman has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He has earned his fortune through his successful music career as a solo artist and as a member of three of the world’s most successful rock bands.

General Info

Full NameRandy Bachman
Date Of BirthSeptember 27, 1943
ProfessionGuitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Radio personality, Taking Care of Business, No Time, American Woman


SpouseDenise McCann, Lorayne Stevenson, Taking Care of Business, No Time, American Woman
ChildrenTal Bachman, Calianne Bachman, Lorelei Bachman, Taking Care of Business, No Time, American Woman
ParentsKarl Bachman, Anne Dobrinsky, Taking Care of Business, No Time, American Woman
SiblingsRobbie Bachman, Tim Bachman, Taking Care of Business, No Time, American Woman


AwardsJack Richardson Producer of the Year Award
Music GroupsTaking Care of Business, No Time, American Woman, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who, Brave Belt, Ironhorse, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Bachman & Turner
NominationsJuno Award for Songwriter of the Year
MoviesRandy Bachman: Every Song Tells a Story, Randy Bachman: JazzThing: Live in Toronto, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band: Tour 2003, Randy Bachman: Live at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

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1[on himself and Burton Cummings in 1967] We went to England to be the new Beatles and we were the new flops.
2[on hiring Dale Anne Brendon and Anna Ruddick of 'Ladies of the Canyon'] I told them: "Bonham, Moon and Baker did not play the drums. They attacked the drums. They hit the drums like they were hitting a guy in the face in a bar fight". Dale Anne and Anna said, "You mean we're allowed to do this?" I said, "Yes, you are"...We launch into a song and I look at Kevin [Shirley] and we're going "Oh, wow! This is fucking amazing! These chicks are blowing the windows out of the room!"
3The power trios changed the world for me and for every other guitar player. You got an amp, you cranked it up, you learned one riff, you were Eric Clapton. You learned a couple of power chords, you were Pete Townshend and you started writing songs. It was amazing. And it still is!
4[As a teenager, hearing his own song on the radio for the first time] You actually sit and listen to it and you're in awe and disbelief and you actually cry. We actually had tears. This is your Elvis moment, or your Beatles moment or your Madonna moment.
5[on his radio show 'Vinyl Tap'] I kind of just go in and talk. So I'm not really dead-on correct when I mention the date when I met so-and-so - it might be June or it might be July - or January. I know it began with a J.
6When I pull into a city and I rent a car and it's Nashville, or it's London, or I'm driving in the taxi to the hotel, and on comes one of my songs, it's like 'Oh my God, they're still playing these songs on the radio. And you still feel tearful and very grateful that somebody still likes these songs that you made up.
7My songs are like cheap Neil Young copies.
8I don't think that bands that make it on their first album are as strong as bands that don't: there is nowhere to go but down.


1His surname is pronounced "Back-man." Since he knew radio DJs wouldn't pronounce the name correctly, he has accepted that the name in his band Bachman-Turner Overdrive is pronounced "Bach-man".
2Currently resides on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. [2006]
3Father of musician Tal Bachman.
4Bachman-Turner Overdrive's record "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" was a 'novelty' record in as much as they recorded it with a deliberate stammer as a joke. Turns out it was one of the best selling records of all time.



Regular Show in Space2014-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Simpsons2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Christine2016/Iwriter: "Laughing"
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup2015TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV Series music - 1 episode
Guitar Man2015/IDocumentary performer: "Johnny B. Goode", "You Can't Do That", "Mississippi Queen" / writer: "Takin' Care of Business"
New Girl2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Takes a Choir2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hawaii Five-02014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Altman2014Documentary writer: "No Time"
The Voice2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Best Laid Plans2014TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013writer: "Let It Ride"
The Love Punch2013writer: "Taking Care of Business" - as Randolf Bachman
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013Documentary writer: "American Woman"
Celebrity Splash! Australia2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2013 music - 1 episode, 2011
American Dad!2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Decoding Annie Parker2013performer: "Our Leaves Are Green Again" / writer: "Our Leaves Are Green Again"
Lovelace2013writer: "Let It Ride"
Sound City2013Documentary writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
Nashville2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Campaign2012writer: "Takin' Care of Business"
The Watch2012/Iwriter: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
Barter Kings2012TV Series writer: "Takin' Care of Business"
Fringe2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010-2011TV Series documentary writer - 4 episodes
Castle2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parks and Recreation2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Royal Pains2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold2010writer: "Let It Ride"
Atop the Fourth Wall2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shrek Forever After2010writer: "These Eyes"
Inside Job2010Documentary writer: "Takin' Care of Business"
Waiting for 'Superman'2010Documentary writer: "Takin' Care Of Business"
The Big Bang Theory2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Men of a Certain Age2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentary writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet", "Takin' Care of Business"
My Name Is Earl2006-2009TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Rage2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "American Woman"
Cold Case2005-2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
60/902008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gutterballs2008writer: "Let It Ride"
The Perfect Holiday2007arranger: "Jingle Bells" / performer: "Jingle Bells"
Halloween2007writer: "Let It Ride"
Superbad2007writer: "These Eyes"
It's a Boy Girl Thing2006writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
The Ex2006writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
Invincible2006writer: "Let It Ride"
Canadian Idol2005-2006TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Neighbours2002-2006TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Pepper Dennis2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Degrassi: The Next GenerationTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2006 music - 1 episode, 2006
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game "American Woman", "Takin' Care Of Business"
Stay2005/Iwriter: "These Eyes"
Herbie Fully Loaded2005writer: "Roll On Down The Highway"
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Standing Still2005/IIwriter: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" - as Randolf Bachman
The Sandlot 22005Video performer: "Takin' Care Of Business" / writer: "Takin' Care Of Business"
The Guess Who: Running Back Thru Canada2004Video documentary writer: "These Eyes", "Lookin' Out For #1", "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature", "Let It Ride", "Undun", "American Woman", "Takin' Care of Business", "Laughing", "No Time", "Talisman"
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
My Generation G... G... Gap2004Short writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" - uncredited
Beach Boys Good Timin'2003Video writer: "Keepin' The Summer Alive"
Arrested Development2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio2003writer: "Let It Ride"
The Delicate Art of Parking2003writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
The Night We Called It a Day2003writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
Daddy Day Care2003writer: "Takin' Care Of Business"
Two Weeks Notice2002writer: "Takin' Care Of Business"
The Sopranos2001-2002TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Leaving Metropolis2002performer: "Bottled Water" / writer: "Bottled Water"
Serving Sara2002writer: "American Woman"
Dead Heat2002"Retirement Roulette"
The Wire2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
About Schmidt2002writer: "Takin' Care of Business" 1970
City of God2002writer: "Hold Back the Water"
Ash Wednesday2002writer: "Let It Ride"
Joe Dirt2001writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
A Knight's Tale2001writer: "Takin' Care Of Business"
Blow Dry2001writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet"
Almost Famous2000writer: "American Woman"
Witchblade2000TV Movie writer: "American Woman" - as Randall Charles Bachman
The Replacements2000writer: "Takin' Care Of Business"
Poor White Trash2000performer: "Hey You" / writer: "Hey You"
Freaks and Geeks1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Beauty1999writer: "American Woman"
The Match1999writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet"
Pirates of Silicon Valley1999TV Movie writer: "No Time"
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999writer: "American Woman"
Pushing Tin1999writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
Radiofreccia1998writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
That '70s Show1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
541998writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
Last Night1998/Iwriter: "Takin' Care of Business"
Tohuwabohu1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jackie Brown1997writer: "Undun" 1969
Das Leben ist eine Baustelle.1997writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
If These Walls Could Talk1996TV Movie writer: "American Woman"
The Cable Guy1996writer: "American Woman"
Ballykissangel1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Now and Then1995writer: "These Eyes"
Nothing Personal1995writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet"
Due South1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
D2: The Mighty Ducks1994writer: "YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET"
Mystery Science Theater 30001989-1992TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Wonder Years1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Highway 611991writer: "Roll On Down the Highway"
The Spirit of '761990producer: "Takin' Care Of Business" / writer: "Takin' Care Of Business"
Taking Care of Business1990writer: "Takin' Care Of Business"
Going Overboard1989writer: "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet"
Quantum Leap1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Body Slam1986producer: "Bad News Travels Fast", "Takin' Care Of Business" / writer: "Bad News Travels Fast", "Takin' Care Of Business"
Dolly1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
You Must Be Joking!1975TV Series writer - 1 episode


The Campaign2012Bachman & Turner
The Phoenix Sessions2006TV MovieLead Performer
Moments of Reflection1980TV SeriesBachman Turner Overdrive (1985)
The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special1969TV Series

Music Department

Holmes Makes It Right2012TV Series music - 1 episode
Randy Bachman: Every Song Tells a Story - Live in Concert2002TV Movie musician: lead guitar/vocals


Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story2010TV Mini-Series

Sound Department

Randy Bachman: Every Song Tells a Story - Live in Concert2002TV Movie audio producer


Trees Lounge1996special thanks


Bachman's Rules2017Documentary pre-productionHimself
Do You Think I'm a Joke?Documentary filmingHimself
What Is Classic Rock?2016DocumentaryHimself
Katie Chats2015TV SeriesHimself
Guitar Man2015/IDocumentaryHimself
Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap: Every Song Tells a Story2014Himself - Host
Gift of Giving 20122012TV MovieHimself
Canada's Walk of Fame2012TV MovieHimself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHimself
What's in a Name?2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Juno Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - B.T.O.
Late Show with David Letterman2008TV SeriesHimself
Who Do You Think You Are?2007TV SeriesHimself
Shakin' All Over!2006TV Movie documentary
The Guess Who: Running Back Thru Canada2004Video documentaryHimself - The Guess Who
Life and Times2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Four Strong Winds2003TV SeriesHimself
Adventures in Rock2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Randy Bachman: Every Song Tells a Story - Live in Concert2002TV MovieHimself - The Band
The Simpsons2000TV SeriesHimself
The Genius of Lenny Breau1999Documentary
Manitoba Flood Relief Concert1997TV SpecialHimself
New American Bandstand 19651978TV SeriesHimself
Bachman-Turner Overdrive1976TV Movie documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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