Friday, May 30, 2008

Hello Mary Lou - No niin Mary Lou

Lasse Liemola was actually the first Finnish pop singer. He started his career in the end of the 50's and was the first one to sing pop songs that were especially targeted to the young people. In 1961 he recorded the song made famous by the US teen star Ricky Nelson. The Finnish title for "Hello Mary Lou" was "No niin Mary Lou" (Well, Mary Lou). Becouse everybody has heard the original version by Ricky, let's hear a little bit different version by the composer of the song, Gene Pitney. This version was cut in 1962.

Here's the pair:

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