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Bachman-Turner Overdrive named 2014 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee

BTO announced as 2014 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees
BTO announced as 2014 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees
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Bachman-Turner Overdrive has been confirmed as the 2014 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).

According to a news release posted Jan. 15 at , the legendary Canuck rockers will put aside personal differences when they roll into their hometown of Winnipeg, MB to be inducted at the 2014 Juno Awards.

Though recently more often in the new due to legal disputes over name ownership than for their music, the founding members of BTO, consisting of Randy Bachman, Fred Turner, Blair Thornton and Robin (Robbie) Bachman will bury the hatchet long enough to accept the honour..

In an interview with the Winnipeg Free Press, former BTO frontman Randy Bachman, who was previously inducted to the Hall of Fame with his former band The Guess Who in 1986, explains the change in attitude that made the induction possible, saying, "It took decades, but we all grew up."

Bachman and ex-BTO lead singer Fred Turner, who re-teamed in 2009 to record and tour, recently won a lawsuit filed by their former Bachman-Turner Overdrive bandmates, who unsuccessfully tried to prevent the pair from using the stage name "Bachman & Turner."

During their heyday in the 70s, the "Taking Care of Business" hitmakers notched five Top 40 albums, six U.S. Top 40 singles (ten in Canada) and sold nearly 30 million albums worldwide.

The 2014 Juno Awards will be held in Winnipeg, MB from March 24-30 with the awards ceremony scheduled to air live on CTV Sunday, March 30 a from Winnipeg’s MTS Centre.

Did you know? BTO will join a prestigious list of past Hall of Fame inductees, which includes: The Band, Neil Young, The Guess Who, Rush, April Wine, Loverboy, Bryan Adams, Blue Rodeo and The Tragically Hip.

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