Label: Rytmi - RILP 7043 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Finland • Genre: Pop • Style: Novelty, Parody
With the lyrics or music to over 2, songs to his name, Vainio is one of Finland's most prolific lyricists along with Sauvo Puhtila, Reino Helismaa and Vexi Salmi. Vainio began writing songs in the early s and continued until his death.
Apart from his home town Kotka, he lived for several years in Helsinki and Espoo. In his last years Vainio lived in Gryon, Switzerland, where he died of a heart attack in October He is buried in the family grave in Helsinki. He was given the nickname "Watt" on account of a song Hey Maggie - Jimmy Cricket - Im Dreaming Of A Far Off Land his first solo record, the Paras rautalankayhtye "The Best Rautalanka Band".
Never used by itself, the nickname was always part of "Juha Watt Vainio". He spent much of his early childhood in Vuoksenniska, Imatra. After becoming engaged to Kaarina inTauno Vainio worked in Ei Mitään Nimiä - Juha Watt Vainio* Ja Reijo Tani - Juha Watt Vainio Ja Reijo Tani as a regional head of the White Guardand was known as a man of principle. As a child, Juha Vainio loved singing and the family's neighbours often asked him to come over and perform. After his father went to war as a captain of the military reserve forceJuha moved with his mother to Metsola, Kotka.
As an adult, the only thing Juha Vainio remembered from the war were the air-raid sirens and people's anxiety. Because Kotka was a harbour town and often bombed, Juha and his mother had to often evacuate. The two had an age difference of six years. The only brother of Kaarina Vainio, Mauno, was killed in the war. Inthe Vainios moved into a detached house in Metsola where they lived until before moving again to Kotkansaari, in the centre of Kotka.
Juha Vainio recalled that the most beautiful years of his childhood were spent in Metsola. As a child Juha Vainio was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, causing his lips to turn blue, and the onset of rapid breathlessness.
Juha was at first kept in the adults' ward due to the serious nature of the operation, but later transferred to the children's ward to recover.
Juha Vainio's education did not start well. Frustrated with school he was once absent for three weeks without permission. Later on the name was given to Juha Vainio because he had the same surname as the teacher. When he was fifteen, Vainio felt sure he would Ei Mitään Nimiä - Juha Watt Vainio* Ja Reijo Tani - Juha Watt Vainio Ja Reijo Tani a writer.
It became apparent in essays written whilst at the gymnasium that Juha had talent as a writer. However, teachers sometimes had mixed feelings about his writing; at one time he received no grade for a lighthearted column -like text he had written, because the teacher felt that it could not be graded as an essay.
He considered quitting school, but the principal persuaded him to change his mind. He was transferred to another school and was later joined there by his friend Risto Warjus. Around Vainio's family moved from the centre of Kotka to near the harbour. After a few years they moved again, this time to a neighbourhood near Sibeliuspuisto. He liked football and basketball, which were very popular in Kotka  and also practiced high jump together with Tiso Warjus.
Juha Vainio became interested in music and started socializing with musicians in the mids. The centre of jazz music in Kotka was the restaurant Fennia where performers including Keijo Laitinen and the cousin of Vainio's mother, Olli Aint Nobody - Pete Tong - Essential Selection - Summer 1997 played.
He started drinking more and more, often asking his friends for a drink. In late Vainio lived next door to one of his musician friends, Heikki Kauppinen, who was three years his senior. Vainio was called up in for service Sanctus - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Constantin Silvestri - Messe en UT Mineur the Finnish army.
However, he did not want to start his military service right after the matriculation examsbecause he wanted to find a profession first. The next spring, the last year of gymnasium, he decided to go to Paris for the holidays with his friend Pekka.
As a result, the couple married in the summer of and a son Ilkka followed in October of the same year. Juha and Taina had three more children: Sami inKalle in and Kati in At first the young couple lived at Juha's parents', but moved to Helsinki when Juha started his studies there.
His teaching methods were relaxed, such as making the pupils sing a children's song instead of a hymn in the morning. As a young man he trained to play music because he wanted to become a professional musician. He started writing lyrics for friends' bands,  and his texts brought him some fame.
Vainio was above all a lyricist; he wrote lyrics or music for over 2, published songs,  the majority of which were recorded by others. At the beginning of his career, comedian Montagne DOr (Der Gute Berg) - The Orb - Orbus Terrarum Pasanen asked Vainio and his friends to play in a radio show called Ruljanssiriihi "Thrashing House of Rigmarole" .
The band accepted, and after Pasanen gave up the radio show to start his television career, the musicians followed him. With the help of his friend Erkki Liikanen, Vainio got a record deal with recording company Finndisc. His debut single, Paras rautalankayhtye was recorded in At the same time Vainio received the nickname "Watt", which was printed on the front cover of the single.
Vainio wrote lyrics for several performers, including Katri Helena. Eager to Ei Mitään Nimiä - Juha Watt Vainio* Ja Reijo Tani - Juha Watt Vainio Ja Reijo Tani his job as a teacher, Vainio quit and started collaborating with musician Reino Markkula. Vainio worked at Fazer Music as a lyricist with monthly salary and at the same time wrote his own songs.
At 30, Vainio wrote one of his best-known translations, Fredi 's Kolmatta linjaa takaisin "Back along Kolmas Linja" . Although Vainio's version is set in Helsinki, he has said he was thinking about Kotka when he wrote the lyrics. In addition to writing songs for others, Vainio became a popular solo artist. He also wrote the music to several of his songs, despite never considering himself a singer or a composer but above all a lyricist. Vaino soon afterwards became acquainted with composer Jaakko Salo, who was introduced to him by Saukki.
Well-known songs from the late s and early s included Suomi—Ruotsi "Finland—Sweden" and the release Matkarakastaja "Travelling Lover"which met with criticism. Vainio returned to teaching in the early s. Vainio made up nicknames for all his pupils, who in return called him Junnu.
He had a habit of coming up with very unorthodox methods of punishment but in general got on well with his pupils. As time went by, Vainio consumed more and more alcohol. Vainio's deteriorating family relationships are considered to be one reason for his drinking. Vainio's friends Heikki Kauppinen and Reijo Tani quit drinking in and at first Vainio found their decision odd. When Vexi Salmi was hired by Fazer inVainio and Salmi started drinking together often and sometimes even came to work with hangovers.
On one occasion, Vainio forgot that he was supposed to have finished the text of an advertising tune. When the deadline arrived, Vainio was too hung over to finish the lyrics and eventually Salmi agreed to help by Saverio Lanza - Ce LHai Una Sigaretta? the lyrics for Vainio's composition.
By summer he decided that he needed to stop drinking altogether. He was especially helped in this decision through his meeting footballer Kai Pahlmanwho told Vainio that he was surprised he was still alive.
In lateVainio stayed sober for four months, but then caved in for a short time. Vainio was supported by his friends who had quit drinking a few years earlier, such as Osmo "Osku" Kanerva. Although Vainio himself did not consume alcohol, he was tolerant about others' alcohol use and could spend time with his friends even if they drank, keeping alcohol in his house in case his friends came over.
He also began discussing the topic of drinking in his lyrics. Getting rid of his alcohol problem did not solve Vainio's domestic problems; he and Taina ended up divorcing. After his divorce, Vainio's life slowly began to change. Creatively he was more prolific than ever in the late s and s. He began composing in addition to writing lyrics. In Vainio's Jawohl, jawohl from Kansi kiinni ja kuulemiin "Shut the Lid and Goodbye" was criticized for its commentary about German tourists who visit Lapland.
Vainio began composing actively in the late s, although he had already published his own compositions at the beginning of the decade.
Even though Vainio had already quit drinking, he still occasionally sang about alcohol. Vainio started writing more sensitive songs, a trend which became evident in his next albums. Another sensitive song on the album is Apteekin ovikello "The Pharmacy Doorbell"the idea for which Vainio got from Tapio Ei Mitään Nimiä - Juha Watt Vainio* Ja Reijo Tani - Juha Watt Vainio Ja Reijo Tani.
InVainio was hired to write a number of bawdy songs which were later released on cassette tape. Many of the songs were based on a familiar melody whose copyright had already expired; for example, the song Kumi-Roope "Rubber Roope" was an obscene version of the folk song Rosvo-Roope "Roope the Robber".
In Vainio participated in another recording of similar songs. Both records went gold. Ei Mitään Nimiä - Juha Watt Vainio* Ja Reijo Tani - Juha Watt Vainio Ja Reijo Tani Vainio collaborated with bodybuilder Kike Elomaa  when they sang together on the single Kunto nousee sullakin "You'll Get Changes In Your Life - Demidov Sergey - Mental Transfer EP Shape Too"with lyrics by Vainio.
After his divorce, Vainio had started dating Pirkko Heikkala. Vainio's childhood heart problems surfaced again in with his sister Marja recalling that he often placed his hand over his heart. He had even finished writing his will. At one time Vainio was travelling to Florida with his friend, composer Veikko Samuli. Vainio had to go to the bathroom during the flight, and soon there was a call for a doctor from the flight crew.
Vainio had eaten too much of the medicine by accident, and his heartbeat started to slow down. Once a stewardess found out what had happened, she saved Vainio's life by quickly forcing him to vomit.
Vainio gave his last performance on 12 October He was 52 years old. The day before he died, Vainio had become friends with ice hockey coach Juhani Tamminen and dined with his family. According Hold Me Now (Jumpdropz Mix) - Sun Kidz Feat. David Posor - Hold Me Now Tamminen, Vainio had been in good condition at the time. The record Vainio Kollekt (Publikum Spør - Feriekirken Svarer) - Rolv Wesenlund, Harald Heide Steen Jr.
- Feriebiskop worked on during the final years of his life was released posthumously by Scandia in as Viiskymppisen viisut "Tunes of a Fifty-year-old".
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