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This article is about the Finnish band. For the English slang greeting, see yo.
Yö in 2010
Background information
Origin Pori, Finland
Genres Finnish rock
Years active 1981–present
Members Olli Lindholm – vocals
Mikko Kangasjärvi – keyboards
Ari Toikka – drums
Jari Latomaa – keyboards
Past members Jussi Hakulinen
Jesu Hämäläinen
Veikko Lehtiranta
Juha Mielonen
Antti Mäkinen
Jukka Mänty-Sorvari
Markku Petander
Juha Rauäng
Jukka Lewis
Daffy Terävä
Harri Varhala
Jani Viitanen
Tapio Wallin

(English: night) is 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. Olli Lindholm is the only remaining original member of the band. 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 the Finland's 10th best-selling music artist of all time with two multi-platinum, two double-platinum, six platinum and five gold records.[1]


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  1. ^ IFPI Finland (in Finnish). Retrieved 18 November 2013.

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