Tapani Kansa (see previous entry) recorded "Melina" in 1976. It was a hit and it has since been among the most popular of Tapani's songs. It suits very well for his voice and the deliverance is more gentle and toned down than in most of Kansa's offerings. The original song was sung in 1975 by a Spaniard named Camilo Blanes Cortés, better known as Camilo Sesto. He also composed the song and wrote the lyrics. The song tells about the famous Greek actress Melina Mercouri. Camilo's breakthrough came by plying the main role in the Spanish version of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in 1975. Until this day, Camilo Sesto has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide.
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