This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Summer Kisses, Winter Tears - Kesän suukot talvi vei
In the same line with yesterday's Peter - when it comes to stage names - is Richard. He was born as Robert Richard Orjavuono and as far as I know released only one single - in 1972. On the A-side was this "Kesän suukot talvi vei" (Summer kisses taken away by winter). Richard is no Elvis, but his voice has certain 'something' and it's a wonder he didn't continued his recording career. The original song "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" was written for Elvis Presley's 1960 movie Flaming Star. It was a ballad written by Ben Weisman and meant to be sung by Elvis to his leading lady during a love scene. Unfortunately, it was decided to have him sing it to a group of Indians sitting around a campfire smoking a peace pipe. At the screen preview, the audience broke into laughter when the scene occurred. As a result, the song was cut from the film.