2022 draws to a close with one last interview by Phil Nee, who has graced this column nearly every Saturday this past year, sharing conversations from his archives of nearly forty years with WRCO Radio in Wisconsin.
We want to thank him again for allowing us to relive so many of these memories every week in Forgotten Hits.
And, appropriately enough, after kicking off our 2022 Series with Phil's interview of Burton Cummings, it only seemed fitting to close things down with his interview with Randy Bachman!
Together, these two became the foundation of The Guess Who's biggest hits, 1969 - 1970, writing songs like "These Eyes," "American Woman,""Laughing," "No Time" and several others. Randy would go on to more success with Bachman-Turner Overdrive ... while Burton would enjoy a successful solo career. (The two reunited last year for a special concert celebrating Manitoba's 150th anniversary ... and did a brief series of shows in Canada. Unfortunately, the US leg of the tour was cancelled due to Covid restrictions.)
While we've seen Burton Cummings perform numerous times over the years (and have been to a couple of other Guess Who reunion shows), we have only seen Randy Bachman's solo show once ... but it really was quite amazing. He is an incredibly talented songwriter and musician.
So, Phil ... run us thru the paces once last time for 2022!!! (kk)