Today’s Question: Today (September 23rd) is the 73rd birthday of Guess Who and BTO singer-guitarist Randy Bachman.
After he left the Guess Who, Bachman, his brothers Tim and Rob, and Fred Turner recorded two albums under another name before becoming Bachman-Turner Overdrive. What was this precursor to BTO called?
a) Chad Allen and the Expressions
c) Brave Belt
d) Randy and the Rainbows
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2007-U2 singer Bono receives the Liberty Medal from former president George H.W. Bush in recognition of his humanitarian work in Africa.
2005-Neil Young releases Prairie Wind.
2004-Legendary record producer Phil Spector is indicted in L-A on charges that he shot B-movie actress Lana Clarkson to death at his 33-room mansion.
2000-U-2 perform songs from their upcoming album All That You Can’t Leave Behind on the roof of their Dublin hotel.
1997-Bob Dylan plays before Pope John Paul the Second at the conclusion of a religious congress in Bologna, Italy.
1986-“Walk This Way,” the groundbreaking rap-rock collaboration by Run-DMC and Aerosmith peaks at number-four on the singles chart.
1986-Metallica‘s tour bus skids off an icy road in Sweden and kills 24-year-old bassist Cliff Burton.
1979-Blondie releases Eat to the Beat the same day The Police put out Regatta de Blanc.
1979-Former Wings and Thunderclap Newman guitarist Jimmy McCulloch dies of an overdose at 26.
1979-The Beatles sue the producers of the stage show Beatlemania — two years after the musical opened — for 60-million dollars. Lawyers representing Apple in New York also want the various traveling productions closed. Leber-Krebs, which is behind the show, counters that they’d bought performing rights to the songs, adding that “The Beatles are making more money from royalties in the show than [we are].”
1975-Jefferson Starship‘s album Red Octopus, featuring the hit “Miracles,” hits number-one.
1973-Moments after starting “Better Off Dead” onstage at the Universal Amphitheater in L-A, Elton John collapses from exhaustion brought on by the flu. After 10 minutes, he returns to finish a three-hour show.
1972-Rory Storm (born Alan Caldwell), leader of the Liverpool beat group that Ringo Starr left in 1962 to join The Beatles, takes his life in what appears to be a suicide pact with his mother.
Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) – 65 years old
His 1978 Bat Out of Hell| album sold more than 13-million copies and spun off the hits “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.” He’s since acted in such films as Roadie and Fight Club. Born in 1951.
c) Brave Belt