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Yö in 2010
Background information
OriginPori, Finland
GenresFinnish rock, Schlager
Years active1981–2019
WebsiteLikaisetlegendat.com
Past membersOlli Lindholm (deceased)
Jussi Hakulinen
Jesu Hämäläinen
Veikko Lehtiranta
Juha Mielonen
Antti Mäkinen
Jukka Mänty-Sorvari
Markku Petander
Juha Rauäng
Jukka Lewis
Daffy Terävä
Mikko Kangasjärvi
Ari Toikka
Jari Latomaa
Harri Varhala
Jani Viitanen
Tapio Wallin

(English: night) was a Finnish rock band, formed in 1981 at Pori, Finland.

The band has had many line-up changes during their history, and almost 20 different musicians play or have played with the band. Yö's first line-up included singer Olli Lindholm and composer, singer and keyboardist Jussi Hakulinen, guitarist Jani Viitanen, bassist Juha Rauäng and drummer Harri Varhala. Since the late 1980s band has been more or less based in Tampere.

Yö's biggest hits include songs like Joutsenlaulu (Swansong), Likaiset legendat (Dirty Legends), Ihmisen poika (Son of a Human), Rakkaus on lumivalkoinen (Love is Snow-White), Särkynyt enkeli (Broken Angel), and Tia-Maria (a Finnish woman's name). The group started with punk rock influenced music but has later moved towards mainstream rock. Yö is Finland's 10th best-selling music artist of all time with two multi-platinum, two double-platinum, six platinum and five gold records.[1]

After singer and bands leader Olli Lindholm's sudden death in February 2019 it is very much doubtful whether the band will continue playing.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Members[edit]

Yö's members
Original
(1981)
(1981–1982)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Jani Viitanen – guitar
  • Juha Rauäng – bass
  • Jussi Hakulinen – vocals, keyboards
  • Tapio Wallin – drums
(1982–1985)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Jani Viitanen – guitar
  • Juha Rauäng – bass
  • Jussi Hakulinen – vocals, keyboards
  • Veikko Lehtiranta – drums
(1985–1987)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Jani Viitanen – guitar
  • Markku Petander – guitar
  • Juha Rauäng – bass
  • Veikko Lehtiranta – drums
(1987–1990)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Jani Viitanen – guitar
  • Juha Mielonen – guitar
  • Juha Rauäng – bass
  • Veikko Lehtiranta – drums
(1990–1992)
(1992–1996)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Jani Viitanen – guitar
  • Jesu Hämäläinen – bass
  • Frogley – drums
(1996–1999)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Jani Viitanen – guitar
  • Markku Petander – guitar
  • Jesu Hämäläinen – bass
  • Frogley – drums
(1999–2000)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Jani Viitanen – guitar
  • Markku Petander – guitar
  • Jay Lewis – bass
  • Frogley – drums
(2000)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Markku Petander – guitar
  • Jay Lewis – bass
  • Frogley – drums
(2000–2002)
(2002–2007)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Daffy Terävä – guitar
  • Jay Lewis – bass
  • Mikko Kangasjärvi – keyboards
  • Antti Mäkinen – drums
(2007–2010)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Daffy Terävä – guitar
  • Jay Lewis – bass
  • Mikko Kangasjärvi – keyboards
  • Ari Toikka – drums
(2010–2016)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Daffy Terävä – guitar
  • Jay Lewis – bass
  • Mikko Kangasjärvi – keyboards
  • Jari Latomaa – keyboards
  • Ari Toikka – drums
(2017–2019)
  • Olli Lindholm – vocals
  • Jussi Turpeinen – guitar
  • Timo Mynttinen – bass
  • Mikko Kangasjärvi – keyboards
  • Jari Latomaa – keyboards
  • Ari Toikka – drums

Past members[edit]

Timeline[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Kulta- ja platinalevyt". Ifpi.fi. Retrieved 12 February 2019.

External links[edit]

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