Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rock'n Roll Love Letter - Serenadi beijareille

In the 70's Bay City Rollers was as popular in Finland as everywhere else. However, I don't know if this kind of tribute serenade was made anyplace else. Anna Babitzin's (Kirka Babitzin's little sister) single "Serenadi beijareille" (A serenade to beijarit ("beijarit" was the Finnish nickname for the band)) was released in 1977. It wasn't a sellout, but I guess all the die-hard BCR bought it. The arrangement as by Veikko Samuli and the Finnish lyrics by Kari Tuomisaari. It was cover of Bay City Rollers' Rock'n Roll Love Letter". which was one of their singles not released in UK. In USA, in 1976 it went to number 28 in Billboard Chart.  You can see the band perform the song, here. The original song was written an performed by American singer and songwriter Tim Moore.  It was on his 1975 album "Behind The Eyes". BTW, Moore's guitar work on "Rock'n Roll Love Letter" drew the attention of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and the two became friends.

Here's the triplet:

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