Sunday, April 26, 2009

If You Can't Give Me Love - Kuulut taivaalle vain

Seppo Närhi (see previous entry) recorded "Kuulut taivaalle vain" (You just belong to the sky) in 1979 on his 4th album "Vieraat huoneet" (Strange rooms). It was also released as a single in the same year, however failing to hit the top of the charts. The original song "If You Can't Give Me Love" was performed by Suzi Quatro (b. Susan Kay Quatrocchio). Suzy is Detroit-born singer-songwriter, musician, radio personality and actress. In the 60's she played bass in the all-female bands Pleasure Seekers and Cradle with her sisters. In 1971, after being discovered in Detroit by record producer Mickie Most, Quatro moved from USA to the UK. After teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman she finally made big breakthrough with the song "Can The Can" in 1973. "If You Can't Give Me Love" was a sort of come-back in 1978 after two flopped singles. BTW, I bet you didn't know that Suzi is aunt of the actress Sherilyn Fenn ...

Here's the pair:

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