Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ljuva sextital - Se oli silloin

Yesterday's Finnpick was a song for "years gone by". And, literally, so is today's. Carola recorded "Se oli silloin" (That was then) in 1970. The lyrics (by Lasse Mårtenson, using the pseudonym "Savinainen") told about the colourful events that took place in Finland during the decade of 60's. The original song had the same theme. It was of Swedish origin and was called "Ljuva sextital" (Wonderful 60's). It was the first big hit composition for future Abba trio Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stikkan Anderson and it was performed by Brita Borg. Brita was the 50's schlager queen in Sweden, and represented her country in the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest with "Augustin". Later she was popular as revue artist. This "Ljuva sextital" was her last pop hit.

Here's the pair:

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