This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Airport - Lentoon
Tinni (real name Timo Kuusisto) was genuine Finnish 'one-hit-wonder'. In 1979 he recorded "Lentoon" (Airborne). It was released as a single, and it became a charted hit. But the eponymous album and the self-penned follow-up single, (continuing the traffic theme) 'Bussilla Turkuun' (Bus to Turku Town) failed in the sales department. And Tinni's last recorded song was to be a cover of The Deer Hunter theme "Cavatina" in 1980. The original "Lentoon" was called "Airport" and it was a hit in 1978 for British pub rock combo The Motors. It was written by the band member Andy McMaster. It was their biggest hit hitting number 4 in UK chart. You can se the band perform the song, here.
Updated on 14.09.2010: added Pepe Willberg's version (1979).