Apparently, he was twice convicted of sexual contact with a minor.
BTO was a Very good band in their day , the sex misconduct has little to do with BTO accomplishments ,you have a senile pervert for a president, let’s leave it at that ,let the man RIP, Thankyou BTO for the great memories Not Fragile was their biggest commercial success, but BTO with let it ride was equally good 👍
"In fact Rock N Roll is pretty much dead."
And what are we left with?
A bunch of flaccid, soulless, money-grubbing, fame-seeking plagiarists.
Ever wonder why there are so many "oldies" radio stations?
@audioman58 "Randy Bachman was he main talent"
True, but the one immortal cut is "Blue Collar," written and performed by Charles Turner, with an extraordinary jazz guitar break from Bachman.
"Once you post any political realms, you just lost all credibility with any and all who disagree with you. Why would you bring that to an audio forum? "
I also belong to the Acoustic Guitar Forum. Either it's rigorously moderated or folks over there are actually more interested in talking about guitars than trading insults. (What a concept!) I've perused it pretty much every day over the course of a year and have yet to encounter a single political reference.
BTO was solid and produced many epic songs in their day. The Guess Who’s Undun rates with the best of the best rock/jazz songs of the era -- IMHO.
Some threads invite colorful, lively polical conversation (What Became of Magister?). This one not so much.
I’m also a "car guy" and belong to a club of enthusiasts who have a fondness for a little 60’s British sports car powered by a Ford V8 engine. Our annual get togethers involve members from all over North America, with (I assume) a vast mix of political idealogies. 3 days of cars, fun, and loving life -- and, each other. No one waiting in the bushes to ambush another member’s politics.
As far as "snippets" that occur here, it reminds me of something I learned a while back. A problem is like an AC motor. It has poles that push and pull an armature to keep the motor spinning. Remove either "push" OR the "pull", the motor stops spinning and the problem goes away. So, when there’s a "push" we can choose to keep the motor "spinning" or just resist the "opportunity" to insert the "pull" and let the problem go away on its own. Our choice.
That is entirely wrong. The list of phenomenal and unique musicians is larger than you can imagine. You've just only been too deep into the RnR with the stereotype just quoted above. I've lived in many areas of USA and only noted few oldies around so never found any oddities there. Besides, not really interested in neither Elvis or Donnie and Marie or even Cher.