Tirronen - Helsinki, Finland
Hello! My name is Jaana and I live in Helsinki, the capital
town of Finland. I come from a rather musical family, for
example my mother used to sing in a dance band in the 50's
and her cousin played very good mandolin and sang too (she's
too old now for that!) So I guess I already
had the love for music from my mother's milk.
'n' Roll came in my life in 1975 when I heard a
slow foreign song
on the radio which I liked very much. I found out that it
was Elvis who was singing. So I went to a library and looked
for information about this man who had such an amazing voice.
that time I was still very young and I had a dream to one
day go to the USA and see Elvis on stage. But unfortunately
fate decided otherwise.
the end of the 70's, I listened on cassette tapes
many old Rock 'n' Roll and Rockabilly artists, such as Buddy
Holly, Bill Haley, Chubby Checker, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran
and so on. At that time I didn't have a record player, it
also like roots music, especially country and bluegrass. Then
there was a little break when life took me in another direction,
but I never forgot Elvis and Rock 'n' Roll.
I started to concentrate again
on Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly and music generally in the 90's
and as I've always loved writing, it was a quite a natural
extension that I started to write for a few of the scene's
magazines. And here I am, still writing, and still loving