Bachman Turner Overdrive
Originating in Winnipeg, Canada, Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) formed from the ashes of the Guess Who who broke up when Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings could no longer get along. In 1973 BTO was born, and released their eponymous first album in the spring of that year. However it was their second album, Bachman-Turner Overdrive II, released later the same year which proved the most commerically successful in both the US and Canada and spawned BTO's biggest hit "Takin' Care of Business". BTO were one of the first hard rock acts to utilise strong melodies and catchy guitar riffs.