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Hector

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1. Heikki Veikko Harma (born April 20, 1947, Helsinki), or, as better known to the public, Hector is one of the most-influental figures of Finnish popular music: an iconic singer, guitarist and songwriter. Above all Hector is widely acknowledged as a master lyricist whose songs at their best ring of sensitiveness, apt perceptions of zeitgeist and intense humanity. In the 70’s he with a few commercially and critically successful albums established the place of Finnish language in the Finnish rock scene for good. His most popular tunes - all considered as classics of Finnish rock and pop - include “Mandoliinimies”, “Lumi teki enkelin eteiseen”, “Olen hautasmaa” and “Juodaan viinaa”.

Harma’s debut as a solo artist was in 1967 with the single “Palkkasoturi”, a cover of Buffy Sainte-Maire’s “Universal Soldier”. He was spotted singing this translation of his own at a school party and a record contract was signed immediately. The single was already credited to his stage name Hector which is how the public has known him ever since. Hector experienced the height of his popularity in the 70’s, starting from the release of his first album, folk rock record “Nostalgia” (1972). “Herra Mirandos” (1973) was a step towards David Bowie-influenced progressive rock, his final breakthrough and maybe his most appraised album. The next one, “Hectorock I” (1974) is still the fastest selling record in Finnish history, selling 50,000 units within a few months.

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  • TheNightsnail

    Joo ei nuo Hectorin keikat mitään kauhean halpaa hupia ole, mutta kysyntää taitaa olla, koska liput ovat tainneet mennä yleensä aika nopeaan.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Lasinenkissa

    Voih....Helsingin keikka maksaa 52-57 euroa ;___;

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • nigeyb

    Always remember the Glam group "Hector" who came from Portsmouth and released a couple of classic Glam stompers in the 1970s..Hector's first single "Wired up" was released on the DJM Records trig fans, as was second single "Bye Bye Bad Days" (1974). Third single "Demolition" was never even released.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • AleysterCrowley

    Esse Disco é Muito Bom, Eu Nunca Tinha Visto Falar Desse Cantor, e O Fato Curioso, é Que Em Meios Há Ums LP's, Que Comprei de Um Viajante, das Antigas, Havia Vários Discos de Vinil Com Músicas Clássicas, e Como Eu Não Conhecia Hector, Fiquei Curioso Com a Capa, Então Terminei Por Conseguir Ouvir as Músicas e Vi Que Tratava-se de Rock, Meio Que Progressivo, Infelizmente Eu Ainda Não Sei Nada Sobre Esse Artista, Mas Esse Disco Eu o Tenho Tanto Em LP, Como Já no Formato de CD. (Hector - Herra Mirandos - 1973), Eu Também Vi Que Na Sua Discografia Tem Até Tecnopop, Alguém Sabe Algo Desse Artista????

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • Karmiinihappo

    Herra Mirandos on ihan pirun kova levy!

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • searchfortech

    Mobilee 104...Tech-house Hector once again... Still i see this finnish face?

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • CydoniasKnight

    and where is the techno Hector? [5]

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • uoziod

    Peace Love Unity Respect

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • c0rytic

    Go to hell with ur techno hector! [2]

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • jaknudsen

    and where is the techno Hector? [4]

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • bablor

    Go to hell with ur techno hectors!

    31 Oct 2011 Reply
  • PhiL06

    and whrere is the techno Hector ? [3]

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • rpb140990

    and whrere is the techno Hector ? listening to Mobilee 079 release... [2]

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • searchfortech

    and whrere is the techno Hector ? listening to Mobilee 079 release...

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • highwireddd

    rakastan

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • paskahoi

    Asslan

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Chingy314

    pakko nostaa hattua! heksi vääntää kovii rallei :D

    22 Nov 2010 Reply
  • nooramari

    5/5

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Jon_Damnlong

    70-luvun tuotanto on todella loistavaa! Mirandos, Rock I, Nostalgia ja Liisa pien. Täytyy arvostaa!

    4 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Chromatic-

    Ehdottomasti yks parhaita lauluntekijöitä koskaan!

    9 Mar 2010 Reply
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