Irwin Goodman (real name: Antti Yrjö Hammarberg, 14 September 1943, Hämeenlinna – 14 January 1991, Hamina) was a popular Finnish rock and folk singer. In the late 1960s he was widely known as a protest singer. He recorded over 300 songs, most of which were his own compositions, with lyrics written by Vexi Salmi. Irwin Goodman started as a protest song singer in the folk boom of the mid-1960s, his humorous songs often mocking any authorities becoming evergreens among Finnish people; to such extent that small "Irwin singalike" contests are nowadays arranged by some pubs for entertainment. Irwin got into continuing troubles with Finnish tax authorities, had ever-worsening problems with alcohol, and his escapades were eagerly followed by such sensationalist magazines as Hymy.
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