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English: Ilkka Johannes Lipsanen (born September 24, 1942, Pori), also known as Danny, is a Finnish singer and guitarist. He started his career with the band Islanders who released a couple of singles, among them Danny's first recording which was in English: East Virginia by Joan Baez in 1964. During his national service Danny switched to his native Finnish and recorded two hits, "Kauan" ("Downtown" by Petula Clark) and "Piilopaikka" ("You've Got Your Troubles"). After the army in 1966 Danny launched his own management company D-Tuotanto and started his hugely popular and spectacular "Danny-Shows" which toured around Finland every summer all the way to the late 1970s, with a different theme every year and an entourage of other well-known singers and entertainers. During the 1960s Danny recorded a number of hits, among them "Kesäkatu" (Loving Spoonful's "Summer In The City"), "Vähän ennen kyyneleitä" ("El angel de la guarda"), "Tuuliviiri", "Rebecca" and "Se eikö todista että muutuin" ("If I Promise"). In 1968 Danny appeared in Spede Pasanen's film comedy Noin seitsemän veljestä as a medieval troubadour and performed his song "Seitsemän kertaa seitsemän" which became another hit.
Suomi: Danny, ”Iso-D” (oik. Ilkka Johannes Lipsanen, s. 24. syyskuuta 1942 Pori) on tunnettu suomalainen iskelmälaulaja ja musiikkineuvos. Danny on esiintynyt myös muutamissa Spede Pasasen elokuvissa. Danny on yksi ensimmäisistä musiikkishowkiertueiden järjestäjistä Suomessa. Danny asuu tällä hetkellä Kirkkonummella.