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Merja Laaksonen

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Merja Laaksonen is a Finnish female singer. Her music career was started in a gospel music group Kipinät in the late 1970`s with her husband, songwriter
Pekka Laaksonen. The band made two albums: “Kuulkaas tämä” (1979) and “Kipinät” (1982). Merja Laaksonen made her first solo album “Pesismatsi” in the year
1986. That contained primarily songs made by Pekka. He has made a most of Merja`s recorded songs. They have worked together with different artists too.

In the year 1992 popular Finnish singer-songwriter-musician Mikko Kuustonen, a former gospel artist, interested in them. He delivered their songs to the big record label Sony Music. Merja did a deal with the label and she made radio hits like “Hetken juhla”, “Tää on sun syys” & “Kassi täynnä koti-ikävää”. In the year
1994 her second long play “Hetken juhla” was released. Songs from the album were loved on the radio &
Merja was voted to TOP 3 in newcomers` series in Emma-gala. She released
2 singles in the years 1996-97 yet. The song “Kaksi vaeltajaa” was the biggest radioplay hit)
in the year 1997 even however - it wasn`t a very big hit. In that time
Pekka had started to write songs for different popular artists. They were
tired of making gigs. Pekka made big hits with other artists: Paula
Koivuniemi (“Laulun laitumille”, 1994), Petri Laaksonen (“Lumivalkeaa”, 1997,
A christmas song), Katri Helena (“Kun kellohame heilahtaa”, 1998), Paula
Koivuniemi (“Kun kuuntelen Tomppaa”, 1999), Yölintu (“Liian suuri city”, 2000).

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