Melanie in 1975
|Birth name||Melanie Anne Safka|
|Born||February 3, 1947|
|Origin||Astoria, Queens, New York, US|
|Genres||Folk, pop, country|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician|
Melanie Anne Safka (better known as Melanie; born February 3, 1947) is an American singer and songwriter. She is best known for hit songs, like "Ruby Tuesday" and "Brand New Key". Another well-known song is about performing at the 1969 Woodstock Festival: "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)".
One of Safka's songs, "Brand New Key", was banned by some radio stations because the lyrics could be teasing about sex.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Melanie: The First Lady of Woodstock (2011); a biography by John Lambo
References[change | change source]
- "Melanie Safka Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
- "Meet the 'Brand New' Melanie". Westerly Sun. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Melanie Safka at Wikimedia Commons