Monday, April 12, 2010

Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight) - Illan tullen

Meeri is a singer that I know almost nothing about. Her real name might have been Pirkko Kauppinen, but this piece of information is unconfirmed. She recorded two unsuccessful singles in the 70's and also contributed in some hit compilation albums. This "Illan tullen" (As the night comes) was released as a single in 1972. The original song was performed by Cilla Black (b. Priscilla White), who is an English singer, actress, entertainer and media personality. She is most famous worldwide for her successful singles "Anyone Who Had A Heart" and "Alfie". After a successful recording career and a brief time as a comedy actress, she became the best paid female presenter in British television history. She was born in Liverpool and closely associated with the Beatles, and her first single was written by Lennon & McCartney. She was featured in the first edition of the local music newspaper "Mersey Beat" and in it she was mistakenly referred to as Cilla Black, rather than White, and she decided she liked the name, and took it as a stage name. "Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)" was her 1971 single and her last Top 10 hit in UK. It was written by the famous hit songsmiths Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway.

Here's the pair:

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