”Dave” Lindholm (born 31 March 1952, Helsinki) is Finnish
guitarist and singer-songwriter who has made a career under his own name and
also participated in some noteworthy groups. He has written songs and
recorded in both Finnish and English.
Lindholm's first recordings were made with his band Ferris that published
its sole recording in 1971 through Love Records label. He wanted to record
for Love Records also under his own name. He suggested "Great Pen Lee" to be
his new artist name but recording company persuaded him to change his name
to "Isokynä" (trans. "big pen") and to sing in Finnish or Swedish instead of
English. Thus he recorded two albums in Finnish in years 1972 and 1973.
Especially the second one, called Sirkus, is considered as one of the most
important Finnish rock albums.
In 1975 he established an English singing group simply called Rock 'n' Roll
Band which released merely one album. In 1978 he released highly successful
solo album Vanha ja Uusi Romanssi. He had dropped the name "Isokynä" and was
now called simply Dave Lindholm. In 1979 he formed another English singing
rock group called Bluesounds. Its most famous album is Black (1980).
Lindholm has keep on recording and performing his music throughout the
years. He has enjoyed relatively little publicity compared to many other
long term rock musicians in Finland but his works are highly respected by
Finnish popular music critics and rock/pop music lovers. The most famous
songs by Lindholm include "Pieni ja hento ote", "Jatsikansa tulee", "Sitähän
se kaikki on", "Kaikki menee seinään", "Joo, joo, mä rakastan sua" ja "Annan
kitaran laulaa vaan".