Monday, January 4, 2010

Three Steps To Heaven - Et voi sä estää

After a successful decade, the Raittinen brothers both launched equally successful solo careers in the end of the 60's. Jussi Raittinen released many country- and rock'n roll flavoured albums in the 70's. On one of them "Mennään melomaan" (Let's go paddling), released in 1976, was this "Et voi sä estää" (You can't stop it). It was Jussi's tribute to Eddie Cochran , who recorded the original "Three Steps To Heaven" in 1960. Usually Jussi wrote the Finnish lyrics himself, but this time they came from the pen of Juha Vainio. "Three Steps To Heaven" became a posthumous UK number-one hit for Cochran following his death in a car crash in April 1960. In 1975 Showaddywaddy's cover version of this song was also a hit, reaching number 2 in the UK.

Here's the pair:

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