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Gimmel

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Gimmel was a Finnish girl group.

In the Spring of 2002, a Popstars competition was held in Finland to find members to form a pop band. 454 young women participated in the singing tests. 25 girls made it to the final selection round. Members of the first Popstars band in Finland were Jenni Vartiainen, Susanna Korvala, Ushma Karnani, and Jonna Pirinen. After a few weeks arguments between the girls increased, and Jonna decided to leave the band. Ushma, Susanna, and Jenni continued. They decided to adopt the name Gimmel.

The word Gimmel means a renaissance wedding ring that contains three parts. Once these parts joined together a groom, a bride, and a witness. They also symbolised an endless and firm relationship. Gimmel is the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and it also means the number three. Other than these meanings, "gimmel" also is a slang term for slapping man's face with one's penis [source: UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gimmel)]

The first single they published was Etsit muijaa seuraavaa, which was released on October 25, 2002. It sold gold in a few days and platinum in 1½ weeks. In its first week on the charts, the single rose to first in the Finnish single's chart and held that position for four weeks. Gimmel's first album Lentoon came out November 22, 2002 and just after it was published, it shot up to the number one spot in the official Finnish album chart and remained there for three weeks. In 2002, almost 85 000 copies of the album were sold, and it was the most sold album of the year.

Gimmel's second single Roviolla was released on January 27, 2003, and it got the third position in its first week in the charts. This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi. Gimmel won in three categories in Emma-gaala 2003: best pop/rock-newcomers, the début album of the year, and the most sold album of the year.

In summer 2003, they released their second album called Kaksi kertaa enemmän, and in the end of the year a music video Harmaata lunta.

The band broke up October 16th 2004.


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The band broke up October 16th 2004. Singles. In summer 2003, they released their second album called Kaksi kertaa enemmän, and in the end of the year a music video Harmaata lunta. Albums. Gimmel won in three categories in Emma-gaala 2003: best pop/rock-newcomers, the début album of the year, and the most sold album of the year. He succumbed to a stroke on December 23, 1994 (age 48). This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi. Carollo and Dennison faded into the category of "Where are they now?", but Hamilton continued writing songs with his wife, Ann, throughout the eighties.

Gimmel's second single Roviolla was released on January 27, 2003, and it got the third position in its first week in the charts. A few minor singles followed (including "Winners and Losers"), but in 1976, the trio disbanded and went their separate ways. In 2002, almost 85 000 copies of the album were sold, and it was the most sold album of the year. The next year, the band decided to take a chance and changed their group name to Hamilton, Joe Frank & Dennison. In its first week on the charts, the single rose to first in the Finnish single's chart and held that position for four weeks. Gimmel's first album Lentoon came out November 22, 2002 and just after it was published, it shot up to the number one spot in the official Finnish album chart and remained there for three weeks. In 1975, they had their first US Top 40 hit in four years - a soft-rock ballad called "Fallin' in Love"; this song proved to be even bigger than their last Top 40 hit, reaching US #1, and became their first (and only) song to chart in the UK; it also gave them their second gold record. It sold gold in a few days and platinum in 1½ weeks. Soon, they left Dunhill and signed with Playboy Records in the mid-seventies.

The first single they published was Etsit muijaa seuraavaa, which was released on October 25, 2002. The trio continued to record and perform with very little success. Other than these meanings, "gimmel" also is a slang term for slapping man's face with one's penis [source: UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gimmel)]. Although the remaining two members found a replacement in Alan Dennison, they did not even change their group name! It is believed that the members thought it would be foolish to jeopardize the small recognition that the struggling band had had. Gimmel is the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and it also means the number three. In 1973, Reynolds left the band to join another band called Shango. They also symbolised an endless and firm relationship. A series of follow-up singles proved to be unsuccessful.

Once these parts joined together a groom, a bride, and a witness. In 1971, their first two singles "Annabella" and "Daisy Mae" were minor hits, but their third single "Don't Pull Your Love (Out)" was an instant smash climbing up to US #4 and going gold. The word Gimmel means a renaissance wedding ring that contains three parts. The band signed with Dunhill Records in 1970. They decided to adopt the name Gimmel. Inspired by the AM rock music of Three Dog Night, the three men quit their jobs as studio musicians at the turn of the decade to form their own band. Ushma, Susanna, and Jenni continued. They recorded with the T-Bones from 1964 to 1966.

After a few weeks arguments between the girls increased, and Jonna decided to leave the band. They met when they took part in a studio instrumental group called the T-Bones. Members of the first Popstars band in Finland were Jenni Vartiainen, Susanna Korvala, Ushma Karnani, and Jonna Pirinen. Dan Hamilton, Joe Frank Carollo, and Tommy Reynolds began their careers as session musicians. 25 girls made it to the final selection round. Members were guitarist Dan Hamilton, bassist Joe Frank Carollo, and drummer Tommy Reynolds. 454 young women participated in the singing tests. Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds was an AM soft rock trio from Los Angeles.

In the Spring of 2002, a Popstars competition was held in Finland to find members to form a pop band. 1976: "Winners and Losers". Gimmel was a Finnish girl group. 1976: "Everyday Without You". 1976: "Don't Fight the Hands (that Need You)" (US #72). 1975: "Fallin' in Love" (US #1, UK #33).

1971: "Don't Pull Your Love" (US #4). 1971: "Daisy Mae" (US #41). 1971: "Annabella" (US #46). 1976: Love & Conversation.

1975: Fallin' in Love (US #82). 1972: Hallway Symphony (US #191). 1971: Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds (US #59).

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