In the wake of folk music boom, the US American bluegrass and country music also became more known in Finland. One of the first pop C&W covers was Johnny's "Hyvin menee kuitenkin" (It's going fine, anyway), released as a single in 1966. The original, "Flowers on the Wall" was a song made famous by country music group The Statler Brothers. Written by the group's original tenor, Lew DeWitt, the song reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1966. In the following years, "Flowers on the Wall" became one of the trademark songs of the Statler Brothers'. The song gained new exposure when it was used by Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction.
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