Cummings was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as were all of the other original members of The Guess Who.Burton was brought up by his mother Rhoda and her parents; he never knew his father, who left when he was less than a year old.The first single, "Blue Is The Night / She's Your Lover", was cut at a Winnipeg radio station.The second single, "Lost Love / Feel Alright", was recorded at Kay Bank Studios in Minneapolis, where The Guess Who frequently recorded.I think Burton knew that too because when we invited him to join the Guess Who he didn’t hesitate.He didn’t think about the other guys in the Deverons.Where it once bothered him that the Guess Who, which he fronted from 1965 to 1975, carried on after he left—long-time bassist Jim Kale and drummer Garry Peterson continue to tour with temporary members—he’s more sanguine about it now.“The name ‘Guess Who’ has already ended up with no credibility.
He studied piano from the age of five and sang tenor roles in Gilbert and Sullivan productions at St. He played keyboards and saxophone with the locally-popular R&B band The Deverons from 1962 to 1965, and dropped out of high school in grade 11 to pursue his music career.
Days later, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, the band he formed after leaving the Guess Who, will issue a 40th anniversary edition of Not Fragile, followed by an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame on March 30.
To top it off, Bachman is set to release Tales From Beyond the Tap, in which he opens up about the music and people who influenced his career, including, as excerpted here, the rocky relationship that has left an indelible mark on his life.
During his 10 years in the band, from 1965 to 1975, he sang, wrote or co-wrote many hit songs, including "American Woman," "No Time", "Share the Land", "Hand Me Down World", "Laughing", "Star Baby", "New Mother Nature", "These Eyes", and "Clap for the Wolfman".
His solo career includes many hit singles, including "Stand Tall", "My Own Way to Rock", "Fine State of Affairs", and "You Saved My Soul".
Legendary Canadian musician and CBC radio host Randy Bachman is having a month to remember.