I have always remembered "the thirteenth" of August all these years, ever since I heard BTO was breaking up.  So for 38 years now, August 13th comes around and I think about one of my all-time favorite bands from my teen years.

Randy Bachman said at the time, that this was only temporary...but nobody believed it.  We were right.  Not even C.F. Turner's classic, trademark voice could keep the band viable without Randy.

I wore out every B.T.O album I had back in those days, and I still throw my favorites on when I've got a long drive to Michigan by myself, since there's nobody else there to complain!  Ironically, I've got another such trip this weekend.  I think I'll put a new "B.T.O list" together and make this one even more special!