This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Fanny Fanny - Fanny Fanny
This is the third (and final, for now) entry in our Finnpicks series of songs with titles of doubled female names. Juhamatti (real name Jussi Mäkelä) was at the peak of his popularity in the 80's. earning 4 gold records during that decade. In the 1977 he recorded his first great hit "Fanny Fanny". The original song was written and performed by Frederic Francois (real name Francesco Barracatto). He was born in Sicily, but soon emigrated in Belgium with his family. He started his first band at the age of 12, but he made his real debut in 1969 when recording whith his new nickname (taken from Fredric-Francois Chopin, I guess). Frederic had a charismatical success in France, but also in Canada, Belgium and the Switzerland. The name of Frederic Francois might be mostly related to the 70’s decade, he still has a great fame and success especially among the French music listeners.