ROLLING STONES HAVE NOT YET BECOME MOSSY!
Topmost, a group of schoolboys, shot to the top of the Finnish pop scene quickly after forming. In the year
1967 Topmost was Finland’s most popular youth band and concert tours
also extended abroad, as far as Sweden and Denmark.
Topmost’s popularity was largely based on pure sing-alongs
and for mastering rhythm and blues and soul music. Young performers
were also liked by the girls, this was helped by neat appearence
because the performance outfits were bought from Stockholm’s top clothing stores at the time.
From the group’s recordings ”Seasick Face”, ”I see black only” and ”Hän
to leave you” climbed the charts and achieved great popularity.
Topmost’s recording history can be found published in 2012
from the album Topmost Years. The album is a collection of the band’s recordings and live recordings from the 1960s.
Topmost’s latest single ”HOLD ME” is from 2019, it’s familiar from
e.g. Happy Together and Hold Me from the tour.
The composition of Topmost includes Gugi Kokljuschkin (vocals), Harri
Saksala (vocals), Kisu Jernström (drums+vocals), Holle Holopainen (bass
+vocals), Eero Lupari (guitar+vocals) and Tommi Lindell (keyboards v.
2004-). The band’s original keyboard player Arto ”Poku”
Tarkkonen passed away in the fall of 2007.
The duration of the performance is approx. 2 hours, including an interval.