Melanie

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  • folk
  • singer-songwriter
  • female vocalists
  • 60s
  • pop
Melanie Ann Safka-Schekeryk (known professionally as Melanie) is an American singer-songwriter. Born on February 3rd, 1947, in Astoria, New York, Melanie made her first recording, "Gimme a Little Kiss", when she was five. She first found chart success in Europe. Her 1969 song "Bobo's Party" reached number one in France. Later that year she had a hit in the Netherlands with "Beautiful People" before performing at Woodstock. Apparently, she was inspired to write "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" by the audience lighting candles during her set; the song became a hit in both Europe and the USA.

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Albums

Born to Be / Affectionately Melanie (2007)
Moments From My Life (2006)
Photograph (Double Exposure) (disc 1) (2005)
Photograph (Double Exposure) (disc 2) (2005)
Lowcountry (2004)
Victim of the Moon (2002)
Unplugged (1997)
Arabesque (1982)
Ballroom Streets (1979)
Phonogenic: Not Just Another Pretty Face (1978)
As I See It Now (1974)
Madrugada (1974)
Stoneground Words (1972)
Garden in the City (1971)
Gather Me (1971)
The Good Book (1971)
Candles in the Rain (1970)
Affectionately Melanie (1969)
Born to Be (1968)
Antlers: A Christmas for True Believers
Freedom Knows My Name
Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
Old Bitch Warrior
Paled by Dimmer Light
Photograph
The Four Sides of Melanie
The Gold Collection
Unchained Melanie

Singles

Melanie (Songs for Children) (1975)
Brand New Key (1970)

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