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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 This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi.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. His son Nick, a successful singer/songwriter in his own right, occasionally tours and records with him. In summer 2003, they released their second album called Kaksi kertaa enemmän, and in the end of the year a music video Harmaata lunta. A recording of the concert was released as a double CD shortly afterwards. 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 June 2001, he celebrated his 60th birthday with a concert at London's Royal Festival Hall, featuring many guest artists. This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi. The 2000 album, The Green Man was an entirely solo effort with Harper on acoustic guitar with no accompaniment.

Gimmel's second single Roviolla was released on January 27, 2003, and it got the third position in its first week in the charts. Jethro Tull's singer Ian Anderson also sessioned, contributing flute to the song, "These Fifty Years". In 2002, almost 85 000 copies of the album were sold, and it was the most sold album of the year. His son, Nick Harper, is also a songwriter- guitarist and contributed tracks to the 1998 album, The Dream Society. 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. Harper's spoken words can be heard on The Tea Party's 1995 album Edges of Twilight and he sings on the track "Time" from their 1996 album Alhambra. It sold gold in a few days and platinum in 1½ weeks. After the end of his marriage, Harper composed the melancholy Death or Glory in 1992.

The first single they published was Etsit muijaa seuraavaa, which was released on October 25, 2002. Since 1986, Harper has had a relatively low public profile, although 1990's Once was a tour-de-force, again featuring David Gilmour and Kate Bush. 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)]. They released an album called Whatever Happened to Jugula? under Harper's name but co-credited to Jimmy Page. Tony Franklin, the bass player in Harper's group would later join Page in The Firm. Gimmel is the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and it also means the number three. Throughout 1984, Harper toured the United Kingdom with Jimmy Page, performing a predominantly acoustic set at folk festivals under various guises such as The MacGregors, and Themselves. They also symbolised an endless and firm relationship. The Work of Heart album released in 1982 marked the formation of his own record label with Mark Thompson, entitled Public Records.

Once these parts joined together a groom, a bride, and a witness. In 1980, Harper sang backing vocals on the Kate Bush song "Breathing". The word Gimmel means a renaissance wedding ring that contains three parts. For much of the seventies, Harper was managed, and had records produced, by Peter Jenner. They decided to adopt the name Gimmel. In April 1978, Harper began writing lyrics for the next Led Zeppelin album, with Jimmy Page, but the project was shelved when Robert Plant returned from his self-imposed sabbatical after the death of his son Karac. Ushma, Susanna, and Jenni continued. Bullinamingvase also featured "One of Those Days in England", with backing vocals by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, which became a Top 40 hit.

After a few weeks arguments between the girls increased, and Jonna decided to leave the band. Harper was forced under duress to drop it from future copies of the album, though it reappeared on a later CD reissue. Members of the first Popstars band in Finland were Jenni Vartiainen, Susanna Korvala, Ushma Karnani, and Jonna Pirinen. Controversy soon followed with the release of 1977's Bullinamingvase, with a motorway service station objecting to the lyrics in the song "Watford Gap" which criticised their food. 25 girls made it to the final selection round. The single "When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease", taken from the album, is Harper's biggest selling and best known solo record to date. 454 young women participated in the singing tests. Pink Floyd's David Gilmour returned the favour by appearing on Harper's next album, HQ, with his occasional backing band called Trigger (Chris Spedding on guitar, Dave Cochran on bass guitar, and Bill Bruford on drums) and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones.

In the Spring of 2002, a Popstars competition was held in Finland to find members to form a pop band. Pink Floyd's 1975 release Wish You Were Here saw Harper as lead vocalist on the song "Have a Cigar". Gimmel was a Finnish girl group. Between 1975 and 1978, Harper spent considerable time in the United States. The live album Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion soon followed. A concert to mark its release was held at London's Rainbow Theatre with Page, Bedford, and Keith Moon on drums.

His next album Valentine, was released on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1974 and featured contributions from guitarist Jimmy Page. The soundtrack for this film appeared in the following year with the title Lifemask. In 1972, Harper made his acting debut playing Mike Preston in the John Mackenzie film Made. Harper's 1971 critically acclaimed album was the four song epic, Stormcock, featuring Jimmy Page on guitar and David Bedford's orchestral arrangements, who would collaborate on future releases.

In a mutual appreciation of their work, Harper would often attend live performances by Led Zeppelin over the subsequent decade as well as contribute sleeve photography to the album Physical Graffiti and appear, uncredited, in the 1976 film, The Song Remains the Same. According to Jimmy Page, the band admired the way Harper stood by his principles and did not sell out to commercial pressures. After the Bath Festival of 1970, Led Zeppelin wrote a song titled "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper", which appeared on the album Led Zeppelin III. Flat Baroque and Beserk also marked Harper's long yet confrontational association with Harvest Records.

Its ethereal sound was achieved by a wah wah pedal attached to an acoustic guitar. Harper's first tour of the United States followed the release of the album Flat Baroque and Beserk in 1970 which featured The Nice on one track called "Hell's Angels". Starting since May, 1968, Harper was making regular appearances at free concerts in London's Hyde Park attracting a cult following of fans from the underground music scene. 1969's Folkjokeopus virtually mirrored the previous album, with a 15 minute version of "McGooghan's Blues".

Its cover was controversial at the time, depicting a new born baby, complete with umbilical cord. CBS Records saw his potential and hired producer Shel Talmy to arrange Come out Fighting Genghis Smith, with the 11 minute blues track "Circles", marking a widening of Harper's audience away from pure folk. It consisted of his sung poetry backed by acoustic guitar with a revox tape machine. His first album, The Sophisticated Beggar, was recorded in 1966 after Harper was spotted at the Les Cousins club and signed to Peter Richard's Strike Records.

Harper then busked around Europe until 1964 when he returned to England and gained residency at London's famous Les Cousins folk club in Soho. Leaving school when he was 15, he joined the Royal Air Force only to reject its rigid discipline, and then managed to feign madness—and receive ECT—in order to get a discharge. At the age of 10, he began playing skiffle music with his older brother, David Harper, as well as being influenced by blues music. Harper's anti-religious views would later become a familiar theme in his music.

After the death of his mother during childbirth, he was raised by his father and his step-mother, whom he did not get along with because of her Jehovah's Witness beliefs. Harper was born in the Manchester suburb of Rusholme, England. Roy Harper, (born June 12, 1941), is a British singer-songwriter who specialises in uncompromising introspective lyrics and folk influenced compositions. The Song Remains the Same (1976).

Made (1972). Today Is Yesterday (archive recordings from 1964/5). Royal Festival Hall Live 2001 (2001). The Green Man (2001).

The Dream Society (1998). East Of The Sun (compilation of love songs). The BBC Tapes (1997) (six volumes, on CD, not tape). Live at Les Cousins (1996) (live).

Unhinged (1995) (compilation). An Introduction to Roy Harper (1994) (compilation). Commercial Breaks (1994) (previously unreleased material from 1977). Born in Captivity II (1992) (live).

Death or Glory (1992). Burn the World (1990). Once (1990). Loony on the Bus (1988).

Descendants of Smith (1988). In Between Every Line (1986) (live). Whatever Happened to Jugula? (1985), with Jimmy Page. Born in Captivity (1984).

Work of Heart (1982). The Unknown Soldier (1980). Roy Harper 1970-75 (1978) (compilation). Bullinamingvase (1977).

HQ (1975) (US title: When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease). Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion (1974) (live). Valentine (1974). Lifemask (1973) (soundtrack).

Stormcock (1971). Flat Baroque and Berserk (1970). Folkjokeopus (1969). Come out Fighting Ghengis Smith (1968).

The Sophisticated Beggar (1966).

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