Legendary rock guitarist Tim Bachman dead at 71

Tuesday 02 May 2023

A founding member of the band behind songs like “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Takin’ Care Of Business” has died. Legendary guitarist Tim Bachman has died at the age of 71, according to a message from his son.

The co-founding guitarist and vocalist for Canadian Rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive reportedly passed away on Friday from complications with cancer.

“My Dad passed this afternoon,” Tim’s son, Ryder Bachman, wrote in a heartfelt Facebook post on Friday.

The musician’s son thanked his father’s followers for their kind words and support during the difficult time.

“Grateful I got to spend some time with him at the end,” he added. “Grab yer loved ones and hug em close, ya never know how long you have.”

Ryder revealed that he had received news that his father was suffering from health complications on Wednesday.

“He had some complications and they rushed him to the emergency unit and found out he has cancer riddled all throughout his brain,” he wrote.

As soon as he got the news, he headed to the hospital to share some final moments together.

“He was pretty out of it most of the time, but at one point looked up at me with really, big wide eyes and said, ‘I love you Paxton, keep sharing the music’,” Ryder said

He noted that his father was given treatment to “make him comfortable” in his final days.

Fans and loved ones poured out tributes to the rock star on social media.

“It was a pleasure to know him and be his friend. I’ll never forget the stories he shared with us, and time we got to spend with him,” wrote Brandon Clark.

Many recalled their memories with the rock legend.

“My condolences to you and your family bro. I greatly valued Tim’s friendship and always enjoyed the times we spent together hanging out and swapping stories,” added Warren Grosland.

Tim formed Bachman-Turner Overdrive with his brothers Randy and Robbie, as well as C.F. Turner, in Winnipeg.

The band was known for their smash hits “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”, “Takin’ Care of Business”, “Hey You” and “Roll On Down The Highway”.

The group played together from 1973 until 1974, selling millions of records over the decade.