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Encyclopedia > Leevi and the Leavings

Leevi and the Leavings was a popular Finnish band that operated from 19782002. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


The band consisted of Gösta Sundqvist, Risto Paananen, Juha Karastie and Niklas Nylund. Sundqvist was the leader of the band, he composed and wrote all the band's songs as well as being the vocalist. Sundqvist was also an interesting character, he rarely gave interviews or appeared on television, although he hosted a radio program for YLE. Gösta Sundqvist (May 17, 1957 - August 15, 2003) was a famous Finnish musician and radio personality. ... YLE (Yleisradio Oy) is Finlands National Broadcasting Company, founded in 1926. ...


The band's music relied heavily on Sundqvist's tragicomedic lyrics and catchy choruses. The best example of the band's style is the song "Teuvo, maanteiden kuningas" ("Teuvo, the king of the highways"). The song tells the story of a reckless driver dreaming about being a rally driver. Other famous songs include "Rin Tin Tin", a bitter-sweet reminiscence of a long lost romance, "Unelmia ja toimistohommia" ("Dreams and office work"), "Pohjois-Karjala" ("North Karelia") and "Itkisitkö onnesta" ("Would you cry of happiness"). Many people rate Sundqvist's lyrics the best pop lyrics in Finland, and a television play based on the characters in his songs was produced and broadcast by Finnish TV. Tragicomedy refers to fictional works that blend aspects of the genres of tragedy and comedy. ...


The band was extremely popular, and many of their songs are sung by Finns in karaoke bars. Leevi was also famous for never performing live. On August 15, 2003, Sundqvist died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 46, and the band decided to call it a day. A karaoke machine Karaoke 空 kara, empty or void, and オーケストラ ōkesutora, orchestra) pronounced ;   is a form of entertainment in which an amateur singer or singers sing along with recorded music on microphone. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ...


Albums (CD)

Leevi and the Leavings released 16 albums:

  • Suuteleminen kielletty (Kissing forbidden) (1980)
  • Mies, joka toi rock n' rollin Suomeen (The man who brought rock n' roll to Finland) (1981)
  • Kadonnut laakso (The lost valley) (1982)
  • Raha ja rakkaus (Money and love ) (1985)
  • Perjantai, 14. päivä (Friday the 14th) (1986)
  • Häntä koipien välissä (Tail between legs) (1988)
  • Musiikkiluokka (Music class) (1989)
  • Varasteleva joulupukki (Thieving Santa Claus) (1990)
  • Raparperitaivas (Rhubarb sky) (1991)
  • Turkmenialainen tyttöystävä (Girlfriend from Turkmenistan) (1993)
  • Rakkauden planeetta (Planet of love) (1995)
  • Käärmenäyttely (Snake exhibition) (1996)
  • Kerran elämässä (Once in a lifetime) (1998)
  • Bulebule (2000)
  • Onnen avaimet (The keys of happiness) (2002)
  • Hopeahääpäivä (Silver wedding anniversary) (2003)

Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Collections (CD)

11 Collection albums

  • Leevi And The Leavings (1983)
  • Salaiset numerot (Secret Numbers) (1986)
  • Unelmia ja toiveita (Dreams and Wishes) (1989)
  • Menestyksen salaisuus (The Secret of success) (1992)
  • Leevi and the Leavings (Suomen parhaat) (Best Of Finland)(1994)
  • Lauluja rakastamisen vaikeudesta (Songs about difficulty of loving) (1994)
  • Itkisitkö onnesta / 20 suosikkia (Would you cry of happiness / 20 favorites) (1997)
  • Keskiviikko... 40 ensimmäistä hittiä (Wednesday... 40 first hits) (1997)
  • Torstai... 40 seuraavaa hittiä (Thursday... 40 next hits) (2001)
  • Stereogramofoni (Stereogramophone) (2001)
  • Keskeneräinen Sinfonia (Uncompleted Symphony) (2004)

Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official site

  Results from FactBites:
 
Leevi and the Leavings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (289 words)
Leevi and the Leavings was a popular Finnish band that operated from 1980 to 2004.
Leevi was also famous for never performing live.
On August 15, 2003, Sundqvist died at the age of 46, and the band decided to call it a day for the band.
Gösta Sundqvist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (282 words)
He was the lead singer for Leevi and the Leavings since the forming of the band.
The name "Leevi" is often taken to mean Sundqvist personally, although this is incorrect, and "Leevi" refers to a late friend of the band members.
Sundqvist kept himself almost completely hidden from publicity and Leevi and the Leavings never performed in front of a live audience, with only one exception under the name "Tarmo Dynamo".
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