This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Wet Day in September - Sun ulkoa luin
Lea Laven recorded "Sun ulkoa luin" (I read you by heart) in 1979. It was released on the B-side of her hit "Rotunainen". Maybe therefore this hidden gem of a song has been generally neglected. I myself hadn't heard it before this year - 20 years after it was first released. However the song is worth listening even today. The original song "Wet Day in September" was performed by Dutch group Pussycat. It was country and pop music group, fronted by the three Kowalczyk sisters: Tonny, Betty and Marianne.The three girls had been telephone operators and first came to the public's attention as Zingende Zusjes (the Singing Sisters). After recruiting backing band and changing the name to Pussycat in 1976 they scored big with the song "Mississippi", which climbed to number one in the UK Singles Chart. It is estimated that "Mississippi" sold over five million copies worldwide. It was penned - as was this "September" -song - by John Theunissen, band's guitarist. Pussycat's hallmark is the extraordinary voice of Tonny who takes the lead on most of their songs.