Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman file lawsuit against the band currently using the moniker on tour.



October 31, 2023

Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman

Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, original members of the Guess Who since their formation under that name in 1968, have filed a lawsuit against the band currently using the moniker on tour.

According to a press release, the pair – who co-wrote some of the Canadian band’s biggest hits – has sued bassist Jim Kale and drummer Garry Peterson for falsely advertising “a group of hired musicians who have been touring and recording using the band’s name.”

The lawsuit also alleges that the musicians have been using photos including Bachman and Cummings, who haven’t performed as members of the Guess Who for 20 years, to promote the band.

READ MORE: When the Guess Who Tried to Force the Who to Change Their Name

Kale joined the Guess Who in 1962 when they were still known as Chad Allan and the Reflections. He left the band (according to the press release, he was kicked out) in 1972; Peterson was also a member of the group since the early ’60s and stayed with them until 1975 when they broke up.

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