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Posts Tagged ‘Randy Bachman’

Died On This Date (November 2, 2010) Jim Clench / April Wine; Bachman Turner Overdrive

Posted by themusicsover on November 2, 2010

Jim Clench
May 1, 1949 – November 2, 2010

Jim Clench was a Canadian musician who is perhaps best remembered for his time in both April Wine and Bachman Turner Overdrive. For April Wine, he played and sang on their early ’70s albums, Electric Jewels, On Record, and Stand Back.   He left the group in 1975.  Three years later, he joined Bachman Turner Overdrive, replacing Randy Bachman who had just embarked on his solo career.  He stayed with the group until their first break-up in 1979, playing and singing on Street Action and Rock ‘N Roll Nights.   Clench also played bass and keyboards on Bryan Adams’ debut album.  When April Wine reformed during the early ’90s, Clench was back on board.  He played on their next four studio albums until leaving again in 2006.  Jim Clench, aged 61, passed away on November 2, 2010.  Cause of death was not immediately released.

Thanks to Craig Rosen at Number1Albums for the assist.

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Died On This Date (December 14, 1997) Kurt Winter / The Guess Who

Posted by themusicsover on December 14, 2009

Kurt Winter
April 2, 1946 – December 14, 1997

kurt-winterKurt Winter was a songwriter and guitarist who replaced Randy Bachman in the Guess Who in 1970.  He wrote a few of the songs hits, including Hand Me Down World and Bus Rider. He left the group in 1974 and became a successful businessman.  In later years, he participated in various reunions of the group.  Kurt Winter, 51, died of kidney failure on December 14, 1997.

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