Wednesday, October 07, 2015


Marion Rung turns 70 this December and will wrap up her career with a farewell tour this fall in Finland. A career that covers six decades, ever since she represented Finland in the Eurovision song contest 1962 placing 7th with Tipi-tii. Another Eurovision followed in 1973 with Tom, tom, tom and she scored the best placing ever for Finland until Lordi's win, 6th. She also won the Sopot or Intervision song contest twice, 1974 and 1980. In between she also got her career going in Germany releasing among others El Bimbo in 1975 that sold over 100.000 copies. In 1978 she recorded Love is.... album in London in English for the international market. Over the years she also won Golden Oprheus in Bulgaria, won a special award by the jury at Golden Stag festival in Romania, won the award for the best performed in Yamaha festival in Japan, came 3rd in the Istanbul song festival and won the Finnish song contest Syksyn Sävel in 1977. She has been also awarded with several Finnish awards for her life work in the past years.

"Tipi-tii is the most important song for me, the one I love the most, too. 
I still enjoy performing it in every gig after 53 years. 
I owe it all for it."

To make it for real abroad she should have moved abroad but she chose Finland where her career was flying high until early 1980's.  She now admits she had to go through years of therapy after her career declined in the late 1980's when at the same time she went through a divorce and money was tight. and she even had to turn into social care. She has gone through also two car accidents that could have cost her life without some extra luck she had with her. But now she's happy and self confident again, and even though it's her farewell tour, she's still going to sing. Rarely and selecting well the gigs but still singing. And prepairing a new studio album as well as compilation.....
She has also released a biography Aidosti, written by Ismo Loivamaa. 

October 1, 2015 - Salo
October 2, 2015 - Rauma
October 9, 2015 - Pori
October 10, 2015 - Huittinen
October 11, 2015 - Tampere
October 15-24, 2015 - Helsinki 
(Kalastajatorppa dinner concerts)
October 29 2015 - Kokkola
October 30, 2015 - Ylivieska
October 31, 2015- Raahe
November 1, 2015 - Kajaani
(more dates to be added)

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