This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Starship 109 - Avaruuslaiva 109
Katri Helena sang about "Avaruuslaiva 109" (Spaceship 109) on her album "Katson sineen taivaan" in 1979. Also Eini recorded the song in the same year and it was relased on her album "Laululintunen". They both used Chrisse Johansson's lyrics. We present here Katri Helena's version. The original "Starship 109" was a hit 1978 especially in Germany and Holland. The song was written by Dutchman Robbie Van Leeuwen. Robbie is of course famous for his legendary group Shocking Blue, which was very popular around the world in the first part of the 70's. When the group split, Robbie experimented with something like 'space disco' and formed a studio band called Mistral. They had a few hits in Holland, but all the songs have different vocalists. The vocals in this "Starship 109" are done by Marjan Schattelijn. You can see her and the band perform the song, here.