The Sounds is back! вЂў The Number One guitar band in Finland, during the early 60s! вЂў The first export success for Finnish popular music! вЂў The guitar band which made вЂќMandschurian BeatвЂќ famous in JapanвЂ™s hit charts! вЂў They made an instrumental вЂќEmmaвЂќ вЂ“ a song, which is вЂќthe mustвЂќ for every guitar player in Finland! вЂў And now... The Sounds is back! The Sounds Original Guitar Music From Finland Their first record, вЂњEmmaвЂќ, was made in 1963 and it is now 51 years since the Finnish folk song was launched as a twist version for a guitar band. Finnish guitar music has been going strong ever since. вЂњEmmaвЂќ quickly spread over the whole of Finland and that and other guitar instrumentals instantly won over the hearts of teenagers and revolutionized the music business.The record topped the charts and remained in the charts for over six months. The B-side of the single, вЂњMandschurian BeatвЂќ, became popular in Japan and entered the bestselling charts there. The record was the first export success for Finnish popular music. A lot of effort was put into promoting The Sounds during the year 1963 and as a result their record company invited them to tour Japan. The group members were school children at the time and their parents concluded they are too young to travel to Japan. The Sounds often performed on television and their records were played regularly on the radio. This strengthened the groupвЂ™s position as the number one band in Finland. The Sounds' current lineup is: Erkki Sutela, lead guitar Bobi SГ¶derblom, rhythm guitar Peter Ekman, bass Esa Helasvuo, keyboards Wille GranГ¶, drums The Sounds has now joined forces with the first вЂќRock 'n' Roll King of FinlandвЂќ (1959) Rock-Jerry (Kaj JГ¤rnstrГ¶m) and with this instrumental and genuine 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll mix, you can go back in time and dance to your heart's content! More info: www.thesounds.fi Youtube links: The next recordings in1963 were вЂњWanderer" and вЂњLonely GuitarвЂќ. Both entered the charts. The group appeared in a TV commercial for the вЂњThe Ricky Nelson ShowвЂќ, which was very popular in those days, playing вЂњKulkuriвЂќ. During 1963 The Sounds performed in most Finnish cities and вЂњEmmaвЂќ became the favorite hit of the young in Finland. Even today it is still heard on the radio and is played at all major guitar music festivals around the country. The Sounds stopped touring in 1965 because some of the guys went to do their mandatory national service and some continued studying, but after a long hiatus, The Sounds made a comeback in 2011. Emma - 1963 Mandschurian Beat - 1963 Wanderer (Kulkuri) - 1963 Lonely Guitar (YksinГ¤inen kitara) - 1963 Golden Earring (Kultaiset Korvarenkaat) - 1965 Santa Claus likes the hit records of The Sounds!