Estonian president to showcase charity album in Rīga

On December 19 Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who recently got engaged to Latvian cyber security expert and defense adviser Ieva Kupce, will be presenting his compilation album "Teenage Wasteland - Favorites 1963-1978" at the Vest pub in the Latvian capital Rīga, reported BNS.

According to Ilves, the songs in the Teenage Wasteland compilation have all shaped his later tastes in music.

"These were the songs I listened to at night with a small 12 transistor radio when I was growing up, which provided much needed redemption for life in what The Who called a Teenage Wasteland. Funny to say now, turning 62, but back then my life was saved by rock 'n' roll," he told ERR

The album is released by Universal Music Baltics. It will be available in Latvia starting December 18 in the largest record stores. It will also be on sale in the showcase event, where Ilves will be giving autographs and DJing alongside Uldis Rudaks. 

Part of the proceeds will be given to the charity fund My Dream Day - a charity that aims to make dreams come true for seriously and chronically ill children treated at Estonian hospitals.

The tracklist:

Four Tops – I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
The Temptations – My Girl
The Shangri-Las – Leader of the Pack
The Beach Boys – Help Me, Rhonda
Cream – Tales of Brave Ulysses
The Band – The Weight
The Velvet Underground – Rock & Roll
Roxy Music – Virginia Plain
The Who – Baba O'Riley
Lesley Gore – It's My Party
New York Dolls – Trash
The Troggs – Wild Thing
David Bowie – Panic in Detroit
Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
Peter Sarstedt – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?
MC5 – High School

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