This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Freedom Come Freedom Go - Paljon sain paljon näin
After a long break Matti & Teppo (see earlier entry) return to Finnpicks. The duo recorded "Paljon sain, paljon näin" ( A lot I got, a lot I saw) in 1972 for their album "Kissankultaa". It was released as a single, but was not a big hit. The lyrics were provided by Vexi Salmi. The original song was guaranteed to become a hit, becouse it was written in collaboration by two successful sogwriting duos; Cook & Greenaway and Hammond & Hazlewood. The group that had the fortune to record "Freedom Come Freedom Go" was - of course - The Fortunes and they had a Top 10 hit in UK with it in 1971. You can see the group perform the song, here.