30th March 2015: Eolika – Jāprot

Language – Latvian

Translation – Be able to (Thank you, Google Translate, but I’m not sure that’s right, lol)

So, this is what was happening in Latvia in 1970, the year of my birth.  Nice keys, brought to us by Raimonds Pauls, who seems to have been a pretty busy chap in the Latvian pop world in those days. Also featuring the wonderfully named Nora Bumbiere on vocals.  Decidedly groovy! Not so groovy, is that it looks like 1970 was the year that the band ended (only temporarily though) as they all had to go and serve in the Soviet Army…they did carry on with Eolika after they returned in 1972, and seem to have had a career entertaining people in the Baltic states (on and off) ever since.


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