Walk of Fame inductees named 0
Canadian rock 'n' roll pioneer Randy Bachman, one of the co-founders of The Guess Who, half of the core of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and a superb radio broadcaster on the CBC, headlines the six 2012 inductees to Canada's Walk of Fame. He's now shakin' all over waiting to take care of business at the Walk of Fame tribute on Sept. 22 in Toronto.
Bachman becomes a double inductee -- like his former bandmate Burton Cummings, who was also included as an individual last year -- because The Guess Who was named to the Walk of Fame as a group in 2001.
For 2012, Bachman joins the late comedian Phil Hartman, sublime singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, ballet star Sonia Rodriguez, Ottawa Rough Riders quarterback Russ Jackson (still one of the greatest at his position in the history of the Canadian Football League) and the entire Team Canada hockey team of 1972.
Team Canada beat the Soviet Union in the most famous and the most game-changing hockey series ever played. The roster, of course, includes former Toronto Maple Leaf Paul Henderson, who scored the winning goals in the final three games in Moscow that clinched the series for Canada. Henderson is now battling cancer.
Hartman, a famed impersonator who became known as The Man of a Thousand Voices, died in 1998 when his third wife murdered him in his sleep before committing suicide.