Erkki Aukusti Junkkarinen (1929-04-22 Suonenjoki – 2008-04-09 Hämeenlinna) was a Finnish singer and also a talented whistler. His career took off 1950 with the song Yksinäinen harmonikka. In 1975 he recorded the song Ruusuja hopeamaljassa, which resulted the first Platinum Record of Finland. The first championship of couplet and schlager singers was arranged in Helsinki community hall in 1950. Erkki Junkkarinen was voted for the King of Schlager.