This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Come September - Kahden ollaan
OK, so September has come. Here's a happy song that will cheer you up. Jarkko & Laura (see previous entry) recorded "Kahden ollaan" (We're twosome) in 1969. It is a wonder that it wasn't a hit becouse it is that kind of melodic, happy tune that Finns usually love. And, on top of that, lyrics are done by Juha Vainio. The original song was called "Come September" and it was one of the 5 Lulu's entries in the UK Public National Final for Eurovision Song Contest 1969. (It placed 3rd, and the winner was 'Boom Bang-a-Bang that tied the first prize in the ESC). Lulu (b. Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, actress, model and television personality, who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through to the present day. She is now officially known as Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, and in 2000 she was awarded an OBE by the Queen.