This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Okay! - Okay!
Now it's time for requested posting - request that has been long overdue. Robin (see previous entry) recorded "Okay" in 1971. It was a sizeable hit for him.. Undoubtedly the slavic influences in the song helped. The original song by the same name was done by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. They were one the United Kingdom's top pop bands of the mid-'60s. Performing songs by their managers Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley, the group scored several Top Ten U.K. hits. Formed as Dave Dee & the Bostons, DDBM&T were led by vocalist Dave Dee (b. David Harman), an ex-policeman. He had been at the scene of the automobile accident that took the life of American rocker Eddie Cochran and injured Gene Vincent in April 1960 - rescuing Cochrans guitar.