This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, September 4, 2009
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Kaikkeni teen
Now something for the first time in Finnpicks - a cover of a Bee Gees' song. For some reason they were seldomly covered in Finland, but here's a rare example. Petri & Pettersson Brass (see earlier entry) recorded "Kaikkeni teen" (I'll do my everything) in 1972 on their first album. The original was a smash hit for Bee Gees called "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" and it was jointly written by Gibb brothers Barry and Robin and included it on their 1971 album, Trafalgar. This was the first album following a period of break-up, and Robin going solo. The song became the Bee Gees' first US number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.