Kalevala

Also known as Kalevala Orchestra
Members of Kalevala: Albert Järvinen, Ari Vaahtera, Beaver Aitto-oja, Harri Saksala, Lido Salonen, Matti Kurkinen, Remu Aaltonen, Zape Leppänen

Discography of Kalevala:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 People No Names / Boogie Jungle 19 Audio 2008 WEA
2 Playground 2 Audio 1976 Hi-Hat
3 People No Names 8 Audio 2011 Mayfair Music
4 People No Names / Boogie Jungle 19 Audio 1990 Safir
5 Abraham's Blue Refrain 9 Audio 1978 Crypto
6 Abraham's Blue Refrain 9 Audio 1977 Hi-Hat
7 People No Names / Boogie Jungle 19 Audio 1990 Fazer Finnlevy
8 Boogie Jungle 9 Audio 1975 Hi-Hat
9 Abraham's Blue Refrain 9 Audio 2010 Rocket Records (3)
10 Abraham's Blue Refrain 9 Audio 1978 Phonic S.A.
11 People No Names / Boogie Jungle 17 Audio 1990 Safir
12 Rockin' Fish / While The Fire's Warm 4 Audio 1975 HI-HAT
13 Live In Finland & Europe 1970-1977 14 Audio 2004 ShroomAngel Records
14 Live In Finland 1973 & Europe 1977 12 Audio 2004 ShroomAngel Records


A Finnish rock group founded by Juha "Lido" Salonen in 1969. In the first years [a=Remu Aaltonen] and [a=Albert Järvinen] were also members of the group, but they left the band in the early 1970s. Kalevala's first album came out in 1972; the music was prog rock with English lyrics. The band split up in 1974 but was soon reformed with some new members.

Kalevala's second album came out in spring 1975. The band's guitar player [a=Matti Kurkinen] died just a few months later in a traffic accident. The band continued and released their third album in 1977. After the album Kalevala toured in Poland and France but split up after the tours in 1978.


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