Tim Bachman’s Son Reveals His Father’s Last Wish

Bachman-Turner Overdrive co-founder Tim Bachman passed away on April 28, leaving behind a lifetime of musical memories. His son, Ryder Bachman, recently shared his father’s last moments on social media and revealed a final wish that touched the hearts of many.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive was formed in the early 1970s by Tim Bachman, his brothers Randy and Robbie, and Fred Turner. The band quickly gained popularity with their rock beats and memorable songs. Tim was part of the group for their first two albums before leaving in 1974, only to rejoin in 1984.

Sadly, Tim Bachman’s health took a turn for the worse when doctors discovered cancer had spread throughout his brain following emergency surgery. His son, Ryder, recently announced his father’s passing at the age of 71 on Facebook, expressing gratitude for the time they were able to share together in his final moments.

Here is what Ryder Bachman wrote on Facebook:

“My dad passed this afternoon. Thank you, everyone, for the kind words. Grateful I got to spend some time with him at the end. Grab your loved ones and hug them close; you never know how long you have.

As it turns out, Tim shared a heartfelt wish with his son during those last moments. According to Ryder, his father wanted him to share his music. It’s clear that the love for music ran deep in the Bachman family, as Ryder is also a musician. Eager to honor his father, Ryder is determined to keep the spirit of Tim’s music alive by playing the songs that made his father famous.

Ryder’s Facebook post read:

“Thinking about my dad this morning. The last words he said were, ‘I love you, Paxton, share the music,‘ and so I’ll honor dad this afternoon by sharing songs, some he’s played a million times on stage; come on down and sing them with me, I bet you know the words.”

Apparently, Tim Bachman’s incredible legacy will continue to live on through the music he created and the love he inspired, thanks to his son. His final wish serves as a powerful reminder to cherish our loved ones and to share the music that connects us all.