28 January 2016

Archive Treasures: Benny Törnroos and the Gold & Platinum Records

In the early 90s, Benny Törnroos was asked to sing the Finnish and Swedish versions of theme songs of The Moomins animation series. This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Moomin animation tv series, as well as the familiar theme song that Benny Törnroos has sung in Finnish and Swedish. Since the beginning of the 90s Benny has travelled in Finland together with the band Benny Törnroos & Muumit and Benny together with his Moomin orchestra are of course celebrating this jubilee year!

Throwback Thursday:

Both Finnish and Swedish records Ikioma Muumi ja Min egen Mumin were published in autumn 1992. Gold Record limit (25 0000 pieces) was exceeded in less than two months and the production team together with Tove Jansson received the prizes on April 2nd 1993. Source

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Dennis Livson, Tove Jansson and Benny Törnroos

Benny Törnroos received the Platinum Record in Moominworld in Naantali in the summer 1993.

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Benny Törnroos and Dennis Livson

Text source: Benny Törnroos & Muumiorkesteri – Käy Muumilaaksoon
Photos: Benny Törnroos & Muumit / Mumintrollen