Olli Lindholm

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Olli Lindholm
Lindholm in 2008
Lindholm in 2008
Background information
Born(1964-03-19)19 March 1964
Pori, Finland
Died12 February 2019(2019-02-12) (aged 54)
Tampere, Finland[1]
GenresRock, Finnish rock
Occupation(s)Singer, guitarist
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active1981–2019
Websitewww.ollilindholm.fi Edit this at Wikidata

Olli Lindholm (19 March 1964 – 12 February 2019)[2] was a Finnish singer and guitarist. He was the lead singer of the renowned Finnish band since the early 1980s with a string of hits and albums. In addition, he worked on a solo basis with his own four albums released on various labels including Maailma on kaunis in 2010 that peaked at number one on The Official Finnish Chart Suomen virallinen lista.[3]


Olli Lindholm was a founding member of the Finnish rock band . The band was formed in 1981.[4] During his decades long participation in Yö, members of the band had drastically changed, as he was eventually the only original member left.[5]

Lindholm's career in music had started from punk rock at the age of 16. He participated in multiple bands during the early years of his career.[5] For instance, he started with another Finnish punk band Appendix in 1982 as a founding member and vocalist and guitarist.

He was awarded the Iskelmä-Finlandia "Best Finnish singer" award in 2008.[6]

He served as a guest judge during the auditions to the Finnish Idol series in 2011.

A biography of his life was written in 2017.[7]

He also served as a judge in The Voice of Finland, at the time of his death in 2019.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Lindholm had two children from a marriage that had ended in a divorce.[8] He lived in the city of Tampere.[8][7]

In February 2019, Lindholm suddenly died following an aortic rupture.[9]


(For Olli Lindholm discography with , refer to the band's discography section)


Solo albums
Year Album Peak positions
2000 Voima 30
2010 Maailma on kaunis 1
2012 Nukku-matti ja herra kuu
(with Susanna Hietala)
2013 Minun jouluni 6


  1. ^ Lassi, Teija (12 February 2019). "Olli Lindholm sai sairauskohtauksen yöllä saunaillan jälkeen – uutinen kuolemasta yllätti kaikki, tämä tiedetään nyt". Iltalehti (in Finnish). Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ Makkonen, Nita; Kosonen, Tero (12 February 2019). "Olli Lindholm on kuollut – sairauskohtaus tuli täytenä yllätyksenä". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ TILASTOT – Suomen virallinen lista – Albumit 37/2010" (in Finnish)
  4. ^ a b "The Voice of Finlandin nauhoitettujen jaksojen kohtalosta syntyi päätös – seuraavaan jaksoon tulee kunnianosoitus Olli Lindholmille". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). 12 February 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b Liikkanen, Maija (12 February 2019). "Olli Lindholm luotsasi Yötä lähes 40 vuotta – ura alkoi punk-rockista". MTV3 (in Finnish). Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  6. ^ Dome.fi: Olli Lindholm sai Iskelmä-Finlandian – katso kuva (in Finnish)
  7. ^ a b Järvenpää, Juha (12 February 2019). "Olli Lindholm avautui pari vuotta sitten terveysongelmistaan kirjailija Arno Kotrolle – verenpaine pilvissä, hermosto hälytystilassa". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Tältä näyttää Olli Lindholmin kotona – vaimo muutti pois eron jälkeen viime vuonna". Iltalehti (in Finnish). 24 June 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Olli Lindholmin eno ja isähahmo paljastaa ensi kertaa, mihin laulaja todella kuoli vuosi sitten – näin traaginen yö eteni". Ilta Sanomat (in Finnish). 8 February 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Olli Lindholm discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 November 2013.

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