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Bachman and Turner: Still takin’ care of business

| November 17, 2010

On their climb to stardom in 1973, the Bachman-Turner band decided they liked the name Overdrive when they saw a copy of the magazine at a truck stop in Windsor, Ontario. They had stopped at the Colonial Steak House at the Brown Brothers Truck Stop to eat, “hungry, tired, battling with a cranky bus and in need of a big meal,” according to an August 1975 Overdrive feature.

Now after worldwide fame and a five-year hiatus, two of the iconic rock band’s members have reunited. Read about Randy Bachman and Fred Turner and their upcoming performance at Lucinda Coulter’s OverdriveRetro blog. And read about B-T-O’s 1975 interview in Overdrive magazine and the band’s Los Angeles concert that month at OverdriveRetro. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.