Fred Turner (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)

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He was the bass player who took care of business. Recommended to Randy Bachman by Neil Young, Charles Frederick Turner is the “T” in BTO aka, the mighty Bachman-Turner-Overdrive. An accomplished singer, guitarist, composer – that’s CFT’s lead vocals on a few of Canadian band’s most recognizable hits including “Let It Ride,” and “Roll On Down the Highway” among others.

A pocket player now favors extended range (see below) and who plays to the song – Turner has occasionally reunited with his band-mates over the years, and has recorded and toured with Randy under the Bachman & Turner moniker.

Dig this recent rendition of “Let It Ride”

Dig “Roll On Down the Highway”

Dig this recent version of “Takin’ Care of Business” with Paul Shaffer: