This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, May 8, 2009
If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind - Kukat kauniit aamuin
Sammy Babitzin (b. Aleksandr Babitzin) was the older brother of Kirka Babitzin (see previous entry). He was on his way on to become as big a pop star as his little brother when a fatal traffic accident took his life in 1973. Sammy recorded "Kukat kauniit aamuin sulle toisin" (I'd bring to you beautiful flowers in the mornings). It wasn't much of a hit but the performance and interpretation stand out still today. At the time Sammy didn't yet have his breakthrough that became in 1972 when he won big Television song contest. The original song was performed by famous British singer Cilla Black (b. Priscilla White) who recorded it in 1969 reaching number 20 in the UK charts. It was produced by one George Martin. In 2004 Agnetha Fältskog made a very succesful version of this beautiful song.
Updated on 5.9.2009: added Blond's version (or original, if you wish).