Fred Turner
Fred Turner
Celebrated Name: Fred Turner
Real Name/Full Name: Charles Frederick Turner
Gender: Male
Age: 80 years old
Birth Date: October 16, 1943
Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Height: 5’11’’
Weight: 75kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Not known
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Fred Turner Gay?: No
Profession: Musician
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Fred Turner is a Canadian rock bassist, songwriter, and vocalist. He is also the founding member of the Bachman-Turner Overdrive, which has the initials B.T.O. and he founded the group in the 1970s. He is credited for most of the B.T.O. albums, and he signed his initials on most of the albums, which are ‘C.F. Turner.’ He is mainly into hard rock, and he has created many singles a.

Maybe you know about Fred Turner very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Fred Turner’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Fred Turner was born on October 14, 1943, in Winnipeg, Canada, and has played in many bands in Winnipeg during his early adult years. His first recording was with Pink Plumm, and it was released as an independent single.

Personal Life

There isn’t much to talk about his personal life as he hasn’t revealed much of his personal life, but it is a sure known fact that he is married and he has children too.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on October 16 1943, Fred Turner is 80 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 5’11’ tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


Turner joined Randy’s Band Brave Belt in 1971, and this time, Turner was signing in a cover band called the D-Drifters. But he wasn’t much good enough for him because he rejected Turner’s original compositions. So when the call came from Bachman, Turner joined the band quickly and started playing the original material by then.

The lead vocalist of the group at starting was Chad Allan, but he soon departed after their first Album. Then Turner stepped in as a full-time vocalist and bassist. He was the lead singer of nine of the Brave Belt II album songs. When there was talk for the Brave Belt III album, the band came with the name Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and hence they changed their name.

The band enjoyed its peak time of popularity between 1973 and 1976, and in this era, the band released five Top 40 albums and six US Top 40 singles. Later the Bachman Left BTO in late 1977 and then Turner switch his genre as he went from bass to rhythm guitar so that the new vocalist Jim Clench could join. After some supporting tours and two albums, this version of the band quit in 1980.

Later Turner and Bachman came together again in 1981, and they released another album, On Strike. The BTO has formed still for 1984 collection and some subsequent tours. Turner has written most of the BTO songs, and he also wrote and sang the lead on “Heartaches” in 1979 it was the only BTO single to be charted in the post-Randy-Bachman era of the band.

Turner’s last performance on the stage was with Randy Murray in 2004. Little River Band backed both of them because the drummer and guitarist were not able to attend the show.

Later Turner reunited with Randy Bachman and recorded a new self-titled album, which was released then in September 2010, and it was titled, “Bachman & Turner.” The original idea of creating the music was of Randy, but then he contacted Fred and asked him to give his voice, which was then liked very much by Randy.

To support their only Album, they embarked on a 2010-11 world tour and did many BTO songs in their live set. The world tour opened at the Sweden Rock Festival in June 2010. Both of them continued many concerts till March 2018 when Randy Bachman announced that Turner would be retiring from all the touring. Turner is the only member of the group to have his name on all of the albums of the group.

Awards & Achievements

Now let’s talk of the awards received by him. He has received:

  • Juno Award in 1974 for Most Promising Group of the Year.
  • Juno Award in 1975 for Group of the Year.
  • Juno Award in 1976 for the Group of the Year.

Net Worth & Salary of Fred Turner in 2024

Fred Turner Net Worth
Fred Turner Net Worth

The total net worth of Fred Turner is estimated to be around $5 million as of July 2024, at this old age, and most of his money is from being a Bassist. He has been featured in top charts many times, and also Takin’ Care of Business is the most downloaded song on iTunes in 2009. The royalties have been continuously increasing his net worth, and this is the reason he is still a millionaire at this old age. His only source of income is his music.

Fred Turner is one of the most excellent musicians that we have ever witnessed in our lives, and his songs are always amazing, and they never disappoint us. We wish nothing but to listen more of his work.


  1. I am trying to contact Donna Yorke daughter of Allan Yorke (Parrsboro). I am in possession of her fathers papers, etc. I am daughter in law of Eloise Yorke

  2. Great article I really enjoyed it. With the news that Randy and Burton were doing a tour I was hoping that Fred would be in the band line up. The BTO songs just won’t be the same with out Fred’s growling singing, like 40 miles of bad gravel road up to your favorite summer cabin.. Love him, I hope he is well Id love to see him in Vancouver this September

  3. Hi! I am a High School friend of his wife Donna and have been trying to contact her. I will leave my information below.


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