This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Manchester et Liverpool - Kauempaa ja kauempaa
Tapani Kansa was perhaps the "Finnish King of Covers" in late 60's and in the 70's. Many if not all of his biggest hits were covers. One of the lesser known songs covered by him was "Kauempaa ja kauempaa" (From further and further away) released as single in late 1967. The orignal song was of French origin even if the title "Manchester et Liverpool" was quite British. The song was performed by Marie Laforet (b. Maïténa Doumenach). She was a French singer and actress, whose parents were Armenian. She became very popular actress in French films and interpreted many roles in the 1960s. She starred a.o. in "La Fille aux Yeux d'Or" (The Girl with the Golden Eyes), which become her nickname. Some of her most memorable pop songs were written and/or arranged by French composer André Popp, such as this "Manchester et Liverpool" in 1966.