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Fredi & The Friends

Group members:Matti Siitonen (Fredi)
Antti Hyvärinen
Titta Jokinen
Anneli Koivisto
Irma Tapio
Aimo Lehto
National Finals:Euroviisut 1976
ESC Entries:Pump-pump (1976)


Fredi & The friends, in Finland known as Fredi ja Ystavät, were a Finnish band, just formed for the occasion of the Eurovision Song Contest. They represented Finland with the song “Pump-pump”.
Fredi (23-7-1942) is a Finnish entertainer and musician. Fredi has released 13 studio albums, several collections and singles, of which more than 177,000 copies have been sold beyond the gold record limit. He represented Finland in the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Varjoon – suojaan”.
Antti Hyvärinen (20-6-1946) is a Finnish conductor, composer, arranger and pianist. Hyvärinen has worked as a record producer and arranger, especially with Tapani Kansa, Kirkka, Juha Vainio, Matti and Teppo, Tarja Ylitalo and Marion Rung.
Titta Jokinen (23-2-1951) is a Finnish actress and singer. She is best known for his comedy roles in television and film, as an actress in the Comedy Theater arena, and for her numerous voice roles in cartoons and television series.
Anneli Koivisto (11-11-1943) was a member of the Koivisto Sisters. She represented Finland in the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest together with Markku Aro with the song “Tie uuteen päivään”.
Irma Tapio (23-4-1946) is a Finnish singer who started her career as a child star. Tapio is a member of the group Tapios neidat.
Aimo Lehto is a Finnish musician. If anybody has any additional information about him, please inform us.


Artist:Fredi & The Friends
Lyrics:Matti Siitonen
Composer(s):Vexi Salmi
Conductor:Ossi Runne
Running order:11
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