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April Wine - 100% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, this hard rock outfit became an immediate success, going on to make inroads in the American market after establishing itself as a platinum act in Canada. Through fluctuating line-ups they arrived at steady membership by the late 70s, including original lead singer Myles Goodwyn (23 June 1948, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), Brian Gr Read more

Foghat - 81% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although British in origin, Foghat relocated to the USA, where this boogie-blues band built a large following during the 70s. The band originally comprised ‘Lonesome’ Dave Peverett (16 April 1943, Dulwich, London, England, d. 7 February 2000; vocals/guitar), Tony Stevens (b. 12 September 1949, Willsden, London, England; bass/vocals), Roger Earl (b. 16 May 1946, Lon Read more

Molly Hatchet - 75% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Lynyrd Skynyrd -style, blues rock outfit emerged from the US deep south. The name derived from a tale of a woman in seventeenth-century Salem who beheaded her lovers with an axe after sleeping with them. The initial line-up comprised Dave Hlubek (guitar), Steve Holland (guitar), Duane Roland (3 December 1952, Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA, d. 19 June 2006, St. Augustine, Read more

Peter Frampton - 59% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 April 1950, Beckenham, Kent, England. The former ‘Face of 1968’, with his pin-up good looks as part of the 60s pop group the Herd, Frampton grew his hair longer and joined Humble Pie. His solo career debuted with Wind Of Change in 1971, although he immediately set about forming another band, Frampton’s Camel, to carry out US concert dates. This formidable u Read more

The J. Geils Band - 56% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Joe Walsh - 55% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Fidler Walsh, 20 November 1947, Wichita, Kansas, USA. Guitar hero Walsh started his long and varied career in 1965 with the G-Clefs. Following a spell with local band the Measles, he found major success when he joined the James Gang in 1969. Walsh’s growling, early heavy metal guitar technique was not unlike that of Jeff Beck’s, and the Walsh sound had much Read more

The Guess Who - 55% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Guess Who was Canada’s most popular rock band of the 60s and early 70s. The group had its roots in a band called Chad Allan And The Reflections, formed in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1962. That group itself came out of two others, Allan And The Silvertones and the Velvetones. The original line-up of Chad Allan And The Reflections comprised Allan (Allan Kobel; guitar/vocals Read more

Billy Squier - 53% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 May 1950, Boston, USA. Having gained valuable experience as guitarist in the power-pop group Sidewinders, Squier, who had also appeared in the less celebrated Magic Terry And The Universe, formed his own band under the name of Piper and recorded two albums for A&M Records during the late 70s. He dissolved Piper in 1979 and signed a solo contract with Capitol Records. Read more

Head East - 52% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An example of stubborn belligerence ensuring longevity despite limited musical identity, Head East persevered on the Midwest, USA circuit for several years, releasing a sequence of competent hard rock albums without ever making the transition to international fame that peers such as REO Speedwagon enjoyed. Originally from south central Illinois, Roger Boyd (keyboards), Larry Bo Read more

Bad Company - 50% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This solid, highly acclaimed UK heavy rock outfit was formed in 1973, with a line-up comprising Paul Rodgers (17 December 1949, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England; vocals), Simon Kirke (b. 28 July 1949, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England; vocals/drums), Mick Ralphs (b. Michael Geoffrey Ralphs, 31 May 1944, Hereford, Herefordshire, England; vocals/guitar) and Boz Read more

Eddie Money - 50% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Joseph Mahoney, 2 March 1949, New York City, New York, USA. Legend has it that Brooklyn native Edward Mahoney was a New York police officer when first discovered by promoter Bill Graham (he was, in fact, a NYPD typist). Nevertheless, under Graham’s managerial wing, Mahoney became Eddie Money and produced two hit singles in ‘Baby Hold On’ and ‘Two T Read more

Sammy Hagar - 50% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Roy Hagar, 13 October 1947, Monterey, California, USA. Hagar is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter whose father was a professional boxer. Legend has it that Elvis Presley persuaded him not to follow in his father’s footsteps, and instead he started out in 60s San Bernardino bands the Fabulous Castillas, Skinny, Justice Brothers and rock band Dust Cloud. He joine Read more

Three Dog Night - 49% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful US harmony rock band formed in 1968 with a line-up comprising Danny Hutton (Daniel Anthony Hutton, 10 September 1942, Buncrana, Eire), Cory Wells (b. 5 February 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA) and Chuck Negron (b. Charles Negron, 8 June 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA). The three lead singers were backed by Jim Greenspoon (b. 7 February 1948, Los Angeles, C Read more

Blackfoot - 48% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Southern US rock practitioners Blackfoot formed in 1970, with the original line-up featuring Rick Medlocke (17 February 1950, USA; guitar/vocals), Charlie Hargrett (guitar), Greg Walker (bass/vocals) and Jakson Spires (b. 12 April 1951, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, d. 16 Mach 2005, Fort Pierce, Florida, USA; drums/vocals). The quartet shared common origins with Lynyrd Skyny Read more

Loverboy - 47% match to Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Canadian hard rock outfit formed in 1978 by Mike Reno (Joseph Michael Rynoski, 8 January 1955, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; vocals), Paul Dean (b. 19 February 1946, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; guitar), Doug Johnston (b. 19 December 1957, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; keyboards), Scott Smith (b. Donald Scott Smith, 13 February 1955, d. November 2 Read more


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