28 January 1942 |
|Education||University of Helsinki|
|Occupation||Television producer, Television director, singer, television presenter|
Erkki Pohjanheimo (born 28 January 1942 in Multia) is a Finnish TV-producer and director.
In 1961 Pohjanheimo joint Yleisradio in 1961 as a television cameraman and worked as a cameraman for five years. In 1966 Pohjanheimo was appointed director of entertainment at TV1 and later became a journalist, screenwriter and editor manager of Entertainment. During the 1970s Pohjanheimo produced and directed various music programmes and colabiratid with other musicians including The Spencer Davis Group, Cilla Black, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton.
Over the years Pohjanheimo has been associated with the European Broadcasting Union and the Eurovision Network he also provided the Finnish television commentary for the Eurovision Song Contest on ten occasions between 1973 and 1996 he also hosted the Finnish heat for the 1981 Contest.
Since 1997 Pohjanheimo has set up his own television company Sunny Notes.
Erkki Pohjanheimo has worked also as a Singer and sung some records 1962 – 1967. The most popular songs:
- Kutsukaa tri Casey (Callin' Doctor Casey), 1963
- Limbo Rock, 1963
- Jos lähdet (Non ha piu luce il mondo), 1964
- Lapin taikarummut (Magic Drums Of Lapland), 1965
- Niin paljon kuuluu rakkauteen (Love Is A Many Splendored Thing), 1965
- Kaunein aamuisin (Mary In The Morning), 1967 
He sang in the dance band of Jorma Weneskoski and later he had his own dance orchestra.
- (in Finnish) Yleisradio bio