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Birth date: November 22, 1945
Death date: 2010-12-07
Birth place: Suonenjoki, Finland
Profession:Soundtrack, Actor, Production Manager

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Kari Tapani Jalkanen (22 November 1945 – 7 December 2010), better known by his stage name Kari Tapio, was a Finnish schlager and country & western singer. During his career, he was one of the most popular singers in Finland for decades; having sold over 830,000 certified records (during his career and posthumously), he is the best-selling soloist in the country. Tapio was born in Suonenjoki, Finland. In the 1960s Tapio performed in his home town Pieksämäki with the local bands ER-Quartet and Jami & The Noisemakers. In 1966 he took singing lessons from Ture Ara.After Tapio's first single "Tuuli kääntyköön"/"Niskavuoren nuorimmainen" in 1972, he performed in Ilkka "Danny" Lipsanen's show. In the beginning his role was to take care of the snake that was used in the show. Before music became a job for Tapio, he worked as a typesetter in a printing house.In 1976 Tapio finally broke through with his single Laula kanssain (literally "Sing with Me", a Finnish cover of Jackpot's Sing My Love Song), which was followed by Viisitoista kesää ("Fifteen Summers," a cover of Living Next Door to Alice) and Kaipuu ("Longing", a cover of Mort Shuman's Sorrow). In later years Olen suomalainen ("I Am a Finn", a cover of Toto Cutugno's L'Italiano), Myrskyn jälkeen ("After the Storm"), En pyydä paljon ("I Don't Ask for Much", a cover of Paulina Rubio's Te Quise Tanto) and Paalupaikka ("Pole Position"), among others, were among his most popular songs. In 2003 the Iskelmä-Finlandia award was given to him.Many of Tapio's songs have influences from country music. He sang many Finnish versions of the songs of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristoffersson.Tapio was one of the candidates to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song Valaise yö. In the finals, he placed second; and Teräsbetoni was chosen to represent Finland.Tapio died of a heart attack in Espoo, Finland. Wikipedia

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grump2014performer: "Myrskyn jälkeen" / writer: "Myrskyn jälkeen"
Kari Tapion muistokonsertti2011TV Movie lyrics: "Haavetango", "Myrskyn jälkeen" / performer: "Pitkät päivät täällä"
Eila2003lyrics: "Myrskyn jälkeen" / performer: "Myrskyn jälkeen"
Smarkuoliai1999performer: "Viimeinen valssi"
Linnunradan pianobaari1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Eurovision laulukilpailu 1988 - Suomen karsinta1988TV Movie performer: "Tää kaipuu"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miitta-täti2009TV Series

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eskon häämatka1967TV Movie production manager

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vares: The Path of the Righteous Men2012Himself
Ilkka Vainio 50 v2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Estradilla: Kari Tapio - kaksi maailmaa2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Urheiluhullut2010TV SeriesHimself
Olen Italiano2010Documentary shortHimself
Puoli seitsemän2010TV SeriesHimself
Popkult2010TV SeriesHimself
Uutisvuoto2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
Miitta-täti2009TV SeriesHimself
Kari Tapio - myrskyjen jälkeen2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mansikkapaikka2008TV SeriesHimself
Se on siinä2007TV SeriesHimself
Arto Nyberg2007TV SeriesHimself
Yhden tähden hotelli2007DocumentaryHimself
Leikin varjolla2003-2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Pirjo, Pirjo ja Mato2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest Artist
Iskelmä Finlandia2004TV MovieHimself - Musical Guest
Ylen hyvä: Koulutus voittaa!2004TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Ruben & Joonas2004TV SeriesHimself
Levyraati2004TV SeriesHimself
MTV3 Live: Kiitoksen paikka-konsertti2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Isät, pahat ja pojat2003TV MovieHimself - Performer
Kesäillan valssi2003TV SeriesHimself
Tammerkosken sillalla2003TV SeriesHimself
BumtsiBum!1998-2000TV SeriesHimself
Huvin vuoksi1998TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Linnunradan pianobaari1998TV SeriesHimself
Kari Tapio - tunteiden tulkki1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tuttu juttu1993-1996TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Tanssit stadissa1995TV SeriesHimself
Eurovision laulukilpailu 1988 - Suomen karsinta1988TV MovieHimself
Perjantaipörssi1986TV SeriesHimself - musical guest
Lauantaitanssit1975-1983TV SeriesHimself
Vinkistä vaari1976TV SeriesHimself

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Retrohelmet2015TV SeriesHimself
Iskelmä-Suomi2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Kari Tapion muistokonsertti2011TV MovieHimself

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#Fact
1Father of Jani Jalkanen, Jiri Jalkanen and Joona Jalkanen.
2Has sold approx. 700,000 records in Finland.
3Was a honorary member of The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Finland.
4In fall 2005 he released CD "Paalupaikka" and made a concert tour to celebrate his 60th birthday.
5In fall 2005 he released a single called "Paalupaikka" (translated: Pole Position).
6Recorded a Finnish version from Paulina Rubio's hit "Tequse Tanto". In Finnish it is called "En pyydä paljon" (I don't ask much"). He also recorded Lee Marvin's hit "Wand'ring Star" in Finnish in 2004. In Finnish it is called "Toiset on luotuja kulkemaan". It was also recorded in Finnish before him, by Ossi Ahlapuro
7He was a Finnish schlager singer.


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