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Jyrki 69
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Background information
Birth name Jyrki Pekka Emil Linnankivi
Also known as J. Darling
Born (1968-10-15)October 15, 1968,
Helsinki, Finland
Genres Gothic rock, Glam rock, Rock and roll, Hard rock, Rockabilly, Glam metal (early)
Occupation(s) Musician, vocalist, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–present
Labels Cleopatra Records, Virgin Records
The End Records (United States)
Associated acts The 69 Eyes, The 69 Cats, Andy McCoy, Ville Valo, Bam Margera, Maryslim

Jyrki 69 (born Jyrki Pekka Emil Linnankivi on October 15, 1968), is the lead vocalist of the Finnish rock band The 69 Eyes. In their early years, the band's sound was more closer to glam metal, but since the album Blessed Be they have shifted into gothic rock. The 69 Eyes prefer to label their sound as goth'n'roll.

Jyrki's low and operatic bass-baritone vocal tone is reminiscent of fellow musicians Peter Steele of the gothic metal band Type O Negative and Andrew Eldritch of the gothic rock band The Sisters of Mercy (he covered their 1987 hit This Corrosion with Maryslim in 2007). His voice has been influenced by Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, and Glenn Danzig. He has written most of the lyrics of their songs.

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