Topi Sorsakoski

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Topi Sorsakoski on 2 August 2001. Topisorsakoski.jpg
Topi Sorsakoski on 2 August 2001.

Pekka Erkki Juhani Tammilehto [1] (27 October 1952 – 13 August 2011), [1] better known by his stage name Topi Sorsakoski, was a Finnish singer. His father was tango singer Yrjö Johannes "Tapio" Tammilehto.

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Sorsakoski started his career together with his brother, Antti, who had played in various bands together with Juice Leskinen, in the Kalle Kiwes Blues Band. Some of Sorsakoski's cousins are also musicians: Seppo Tammilehto, who played in Alwari Tuohitorvi and later had a solo career; and Juhani Tammela, who has played old dancehall music in his quintet in the 1960s. Next Sorsakoski worked as the guitarist in the band The Boys. [ citation needed ]

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Sorsakoski died on Saturday, 13 August 2011 at Seinäjoki Central Hospital. He was 58 years old and had suffered from lung cancer. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 "Topi Sorsakoski on kuollut". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). Sanoma News. Suomen Tietotoimisto. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2011.