This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Sister Golden Hair - Voi mua poika rukkaa
The group Gulliver(see earlier entry) recorded "Voi mua poika rukkaa" (Oh, me the poor boy) in 1978 for their album "Gulliver ou jee". Not releasd as a single, though it might have had the hit potential. The lyrics were provided by Vexi Salmi. The original song was written by Gerald Beckley, who was the founder member of the group America. They had a number 1 hit in USA in 1975 with this "Sister Golden Hair". With another band member, Dewey Bunnell, Beckley still continues touring worldwide as "America". The title of the song was initially inspired by the mothers of all three members of the group, all of whom were blondes. You can see the band perform the song, here.