Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Du bist nicht die erste liebe - Kenties viimeinen

Marjo-Riitta (real name Marjo-Riitta Kervinen) was a member in the group Ernos in the 60's and later in the 70's in the groups Marjo-Riitta & Savannah (see earlier entry) and Cascade. In the latter part of the 70's she launched a solo career and released some singles. On one of those was this "Kenties viimeinen" (Maybe the last) from the year 1977. It deserved to be a schlager hit but it wasn't. Perhaps Marjo-Riitta was too 'rock' to be valued as schlager singer. The original was performed in 1976 by Austrian-born Gilla (b. Gisela Wuchinger) and was called "Du bist nicht die erste liebe" (You are not the first love). Gilla was the discovery of German producer Frank Farian (of Boney M fame), and this song was also co-written by him. The song was on the B-side of Gilla's big European hit"Ich brenne" ("Help Help" in English version).

Here's the pair:

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