Showing posts with label Melanie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Melanie. Show all posts

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Lay down - Melanie

Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk was born on February 3, 1947. She made her first public appearance at four on the radio show 'Live like a millionaire', performing the song 'Gimme a little kiss'. Her biggest successes followed in the late Sixties, when she had a hit in the Netherlands with 'Beautiful people', before performing at the famous Woodstock festival.

The inspiration for 'Lay down (Candles in the rain)' apparently arose from the Woodstock audience lighting candles during her set. She recorded the track with the Edwin Hawkins Singers, who provide gospel vocals in the background of each chorus. The single reached number 1 in the Netherlands and was a top 10 hit all over the world.

My collection: 7" single no. 4531
Found: Any old time, Amsterdam, January 30, 2010
Cost: 0,1 euro
Tracks: 'Lay down' / 'Animal crackers'

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