This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Mexico - Aurinkoon
Eino Grön (see previous entry) recorded "Aurinkoon" (To the sun) in 1969 and it was released as a single. It has been steadily requested summer song ever since. The original song was called "Mexico" and it was hit for our covered friend from yesterday - Long John Baldry. It was written by the same man as yesterday's 'Heartaches' -song, Tony Macaulay, but this time using his real name Anthony Instone. "Mexico" was the theme song for the British Olympic Team in the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games. Once when asked about the song John replied: ".. in 1968 it was constantly on the radio. I wanted to scream every time I heard the damn thing. Talk about overkill ..."