This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar - Tahdon olla sun
Pauliina (real name Paula Erko) released her first single in 1966 as Paula Suhonen. In the 70's she began to use stage name Pauliina. She recorded several singles with no success, and appeared as a background singer on many other recordings. In 1978 she joined in the vocal group Silhuetit. So she's possibly singing on this 1978 finnpick. In 1975 Pauliina recorded this "Tahdon olla sun" (I want to be yours) to the lyrics of Chrisse Johansson. The original song was collaboration of songwriters Tony Macaulay and Keith Potger (of the Seekers). It was performed in 1975 by old axe man from the 50/60's, Duane Eddy. The song that featured Eddy's regular backing singers Rebelettes, was a surprise come-back hit for the guitarist. You can see the song performed in British Top Of The Pops TV Show, here.