Formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1972, this hard rock outfit featured former Guess Who member Randy Bachman (27 September 1943, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; guitar, lead vocals). Bachman had left the Guess Who in July 1970, recorded a solo album, Axe, and, owing to a bout of illness, had to cancel a projected collaboration with former Nice keyboard player Keith Emerson. He subsequently formed Brave Belt with his brother Robbie Bachman, C.F. Fred Turner (b. 16 October 1943, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) and Chad Allan (b. Allan Kobel). Brave Belt recorded two unsuccessful albums for Reprise Records in 1971-72, after which Allan was replaced by another Bachman brother, Tim. In 1972 the new band took its new name, the word Overdrive being borrowed from a trade magazine for truck drivers. They signed to Mercury Records in 1973 and released a self-titled first album that made a minor impact in the USA and at home in Canada. After...
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