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Description found in Archives

Randy Bachman fonds [multiple media]. 

Date(s)

1945-2002

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

13.93 m of textual records.
2038 photographs : 1495 prints; 532 negatives; 11 slides.
296 audio reels.
72 audio discs.
9 audio cassettes.
3 compact discs.
1 MTR audio cassette.
34 videocassettes.
18 film reels.
1 diskette.

Scope and content

The records in the fonds pertain primarily to the musical activities of Randy Bachman and a number of musical groups such as The Guess Who, Brave Belt, BTO, Ironhorse, Union, Trooper, Noah, Hammersmith, BMX and Original Crayons (Carmel). The fonds also contains numerous records pertaining to Bachman's activities in companies such as R.C.B. Ltd., Legend Records Ltd., Legend Records Inc., Survivor Music Ltd., Brave Belt Ltd. and R.B. Music Ltd. The Randy Bachman archives therefore offer many research opportunities, since they deal simultaneously with the activities of an individual, musical groups and companies. Through the numerous records in the fonds, researchers may access a significant portion of the history of popular music in Canada. The fonds contains, among other items, biographical and historical sketches; correspondence; contracts; minutes; scores and lyrics; copyright material; press releases; hit lists; awards and honourable mentions; legal documents; annotated schedules; tour itineraries; logos; posters; passes; concert tickets; financial material (ledgers; account books; accounting sheets; accounting records; royalties; account analyses; financial reports; bank statements; payment registration forms; salaries and wages; etc.); concert programmes; promotional material; record jackets; press clippings; photographs, mainly of Randy Bachman and musical groups; sound and video recordings of a number of artists and musical groups including Randy Bachman, Frank Ludwig, Denise McCann, The Guess Who, Brave Belt, BTO, Ironhorse, Union, Carmel, Trooper, Noah, Cowboys International, BMX and The Beach Boys. The fonds contains the following series: MUS 219/A Personal Records; MUS 219/B Correspondence and Contracts; MUS 219/C Financial Records; MUS 219/D Songs; MUS 219/E Solo Career; MUS 219/F Musical Groups; MUS 219/G Production; MUS 219/H Companies; MUS 219/I Artist Files; MUS 219/J Photographs; MUS 219/K Audio and Audio-visual Recordings; MUS 219/L Miscellaneous.

Moving images (film)
90: Open
Textual records: electronic
90: Open
Moving images (video)
Audio-visual item no. assigned by LAC V1 1403-0011
90: Open
Sound recordings
Audio-visual item no. assigned by LAC A1 1402-0003
90: Open
Sound recordings
Audio-visual item no. assigned by LAC A1 1402-0002
90: Open
Sound recordings
Audio-visual item no. assigned by LAC A1 1404-0001
90: Open
Sound recordings
Audio-visual item no. assigned by LAC A1 1403-0003
90: Open
Sound recordings
Audio-visual item no. assigned by LAC A1 1404-0002
90: Open
Sound recordings
Audio-visual item no. assigned by LAC AV 1402-0002
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
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Box
from 14 to 15
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Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
from 28 to 36
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Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Volume
from 60 to 68
90: Open
Moving images (video)
90: Open
Video
6
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Moving images (video)
90: Open
Video
from 76 to 90
99: Closed pending processing
Moving images (video)
90: Open
Video
from 235 to 252
from 269 to 270
99: Closed pending processing
Sound recordings
90: Open
Sound recording
from 1 to 5
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Sound recordings
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Sound recording
from 9 to 13
41
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90: Open
Sound recording
17
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from 19 to 86
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from 22 to 40
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Sound recording
from 321 to 338
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Sound recordings
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Sound recording
from 845 to 846
from 848 to 849
from 2207 to 2210
from 2691 to 2696
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Sound recordings
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Sound recording
from 883 to 915
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Sound recordings
90: Open
Sound recording
from 1323 to 1325
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Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
from 1 to 14
from 16 to 27
90: Open
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
from 1 to 3
from 8 to 13
90: Open
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
from 1 to 2
37
18: Restricted
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
from 3 to 36
from 38 to 59
90: Open
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
from 4 to 7
18: Restricted
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
15
18: Restricted
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1998-28
2002-25

Stéphane Jean. Numerical List of the Randy Bachman Fonds. Ottawa: National Library of Canada. 1995. 168 p. 90 (Electronic)
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/028021/f2/02-e.pdf
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/028021/f6/02-e.rtf

Textual records, graphic material, sound recordings The finding aid consists of provisional descriptions for accessions 1998-28 and 2002-25. 52 p.; digitized document 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

A guitarist originally from Winnipeg, Randy Bachman has played in a number of popular music groups. In 1965 he formed The Guess Who, with singer, pianist and guitarist Chad Allan, bass guitarist Jim Kale and drummer Garry Peterson. The same year, just before the departure of Chad Allan, singer and pianist Burton Cummings joined the group. The Guess Who had many hits, and in the late 1960s toured England and the United States. In 1969, sales of the ballad These Eyes exceeded one million. Randy Bachman left The Guess Who in 1970 and formed the group Brave Belt with Chad Allan and Bob Bachman (drums). In 1971, singer and bass guitarist Fred Turner joined, and the group produced its second album, Brave Belt II. With the arrival of guitarist Tim Bachman in 1972 and the departure of Chad Allan, the group chose a new name, Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO), and an aggressive hard-rock style. The group became famous, performing in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. Its hits included Blue Collar, Let It Ride, Takin' Care of Business, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, Hey You, and My Wheels Won't Turn. In 1977 Randy Bachman resumed his career as a solo guitarist and cut his second solo album, Survivor. The artist returned to the group format in 1979 with the formation of Ironhorse. In 1983, Randy Bachman resumed his musical activities with the group BachmanTurner Overdrive. Throughout his career, Bachman has also worked as a record producer and artistic director.

Additional information

Accruals
Further accessions expected.

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