Sakari Kukko, (Full Name: Jyrki Sakari Kukko) Born on July 8, 1953, Kajaani, Finland, started his career in the early 1960s as a singer participating in several singing contests and performing in radio stations, TV programs and other venues. At the age of 7, He began taking piano lessons. Soon after that he started to play also guitar and flute,and later saxophone. In the Mid 60's, He started forming bands . He constructed a school band, playing mainly rock & roll, but soon after that he formed a group of local dance bands. He embarked his career by playing with other musicians..