Erkki Junkkarinen

Erkki Aukusti Junkkarinen (22 April 1929 in Suonenjoki – 9 April 2008 in Hämeenlinna) was a Finnish singer.

Junkkarinen established his musical career in 1950 with his successful single Yksinäinen harmonikka, though in the following years his popularity began to dwindle. In the 1960s, he recorded the song Ruusut hopeamaljassa, which at the time had only limited success. In 1975, he released the same song under the different title Ruusuja hopeamaljassa. The new recording sold very well, and Junkkarinen received the first Finnish platinum record ever for his album with the same title. As he grew to an unusually large fame for an artist in Finland, he helped spread the humppa style of music.


  • Yksinäinen harmonikka (1950)
  • Imatran Inkeri (1951)
  • Ruusut hopeamaljassa (1967)
  • Ruusuja hopeamaljassa (1975)
  • Lappeenrantaan (1977)
  • Tulisuudelma (1978)

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