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Juha Vainio

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Juha Vainio (born May 5, 1938 in Kotka, Finland; died October 29, 1990) was a Finnish singer, songwriter and translator of song lyrics. His body of work comprises more than 100 tunes and translations or original lyrics for well over 1000 songs recorded by countless Finnish singers. He was also a recording artist since his debut single of 1963, continuing his performing career well into the 1980s.

The themes for many of Vainio’s best-loved songs can be traced back to his childhood experiences in the coastal town of Kotka, presenting a melancholic juxtaposition of youthful memories and the feeling of aging. This can be witnessed in tunes such as “Kotkan poikii ilman siipii” and “Albatrossi”. A lot of his ealier work from the ’60s and ’70s shows a more rakish, good-humoured side of his personality.

Vainio’s work continues to have major relevance in Finnish popular music, an example of which being a Vainio cover album by Vesa-Matti Loiri in late 2003.

Juha Vaino’s “Bad Boys Song” released with name Juha “Watt” Vainio

His discography/ written, recorded songs coming here:

http://juhavainiolaulut.blogspot.fi/

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  • jussi03

    heh juha vainio on melkein kuin kuha mainio

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • appl3pi3888888

    Kansallisromantiikka ja suomalaisen sielunmaiseman maalaaminen eivät todellakaan liity nationalismiin millään tavalla.

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Mauau

    En ole kyllä eläessäni yhdistänyt Vainiota nationalismiin - ja melko paljon on tullut miestä kuultua.

    17 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Danzigo

    En tajua miten Suomi SUomalaisille voi olla surullista? Junnuhan oli nationalisti henkeen ja vereen, luulis tuon jo biiseistäkin kuulevan.

    12 Feb 2010 Reply
  • pusipusi

    Sanoituksen mestari.

    16 Sep 2009 Reply
  • PoppisKone

    ei Junnusta voi muutaku pitää. Kyllä niin mahtavat sanat on että harmittaa vietävästi et se kuoli

    11 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Phoenix_

    On surullista, että Junnun kaltainen hieno artisti on liitetty "Suomi suomalaisille" -nimiseen yhteisöön. :(

    1 Jun 2009 Reply
  • TheAssassinX

    Iskeepähän Junnu jopa minunlaiseen metallimusiikin ystävään :)

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
  • hittiperjantai

    LOISTAVA SANOITTAJA JA OMA IDOLINI

    13 Aug 2008 Reply

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