Robin Peter Kendall Bachman popularly known as Robbie born on February 18, 1953, was a Canadian self-taught drummer and the co-founder of the band Bachman-Turner Overdrive. He was the original drummer of their former band Brave Belt and their own band Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

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He was the youngest brother of guitarist, singer, and songwriter Randy Bachman. Randy offered him the job to be a drummer in Brave Belt, and since then, he has been the original drummer for both bands.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive enjoyed a period of peak success and popularity between the years 1973 and 1976 and gradually lost its spark after 1980 when the band got disbanded.

Robbie Bachman’s life and band

The Bachman brothers were always into music since their childhood and their love for music made them the collaborators of their band Bachman- Turner Overdrive.


Robbie Bachman was first a part of the band named Brave Belt in 1971. He was a drummer along with bassist Fred Turner.

The band released two albums but unfortunately, the band was taken down by its label because of its unsuccessful records. Later, the Brave Belts’ bandmates came together with a new name Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

They released their first self-titled album in 1973, and from there the band started to grab some fan following. During that same year, they released their album with the name “Bachman-Turner Overdrive II.”

The second album helped them feature in many charts and songs like “Let It Ride,” “Takin’ Care of Business,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Roll On Down the Highway” was on the music charts and they were famous for their way of singing and people loved them.

Robbie Bachman was once seen expressing his heart out and he also shared what inspired him to continue playing together even after facing so much in the initial days of the band.

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“We didn’t tell anybody they were wrong or anything was bad or don’t do this,” he said. He further explained that it was basically, having a good time, fun music and we all were just coming out of the ’70s with the Vietnam War and all the political things going on – in Canada with Trudeau, and Richard Nixon and stuff like that – we just basically had enough of that stuff and now we wanted to just enjoy our music.

The band got first disbanded in 1980 and three years later it came together but later Bachman joined the group in 1988 until it dissolved in 2005.

The band got revived again in 2009 by Randy and Turner and they both waited until 2014 to receive an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Robbie Bachman dies at the age of 69

Robbie Bachman, drummer of Bachman-Turner Overdrive died at 69 on January 12, 2023.

His brother and bandmate, Randy Bachman shared the news on Twitter and captioned a sad emotional text accompanied by a black and white picture of the band.

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His death was a huge shock for his bandmates and all his fans around the world. Randy Bachman didn’t reveal the cause of his brother’s death and people believe that it was a natural death.

Jeff Beck also died of bacterial meningitis a few months before Robbie’s death and his brother Randy also mentioned that in his heartfelt message on Twitter.

Fans, family members, and friends offered heartfelt tributes to the drummer and the whole of the internet was flooded with condolences and prayed for his family and friends.

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