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Melanie Safka-Schekeryk, known as Melanie (Astoria3 February 1947) is an American singer-songwriter, known for among other things recommended "Look what they ve done to my song, ma", "Lay Down""Ruby Tuesday" and "Beautiful People".

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Biography[Edit]Edit

Melanie Safka was born in Astoria, a neighborhood in Queens in New York, the daughter of Fred and Polly Safka-Alta mare. At the age of five, she made her first picture, the Shirley Temple Sung "Give A Little Kiss".

After high school , she appeared with her guitar in coffeehouses on Greenwich Village' in '. During the day she went to the ' American School of Drama '. At an audition for a play they ran the wrong door in, leaving them on the young producer Peter Schekeryk encountered, who asked her what to sing. He was so impressed by her voice and songs that he offered her a prompt contract. In 1968, she married him. The couple had three children: Leilah, Jeordie and Beau-Jarred, which all three later were also musicians.

Gilbert Bécaud Melanie to Paris, where she pulled out between the camels and revue dancers at L'Olympia occurred. She would write a song about here: Tuning my guitar. Then she performed in Netherlands on atSinging Europe and she had her first successes. The same summer, she played at the Woodstockfestival (1969) where the audience lit candles during her performance. It was the first time this happened. This use was finally banned by the fire department. Lay Down/Candles in the Rain was a summer hit in Netherlands. Look What they've Done To My Song, Ma is another well-known number.

Melanie was not the only one who took advantage of her music. The British group The Wurzels took in 1976 a parody of Mel's Brand New Keynumber, retained her melody. That obtained under the title The Combine Harvester first place in the UK Singles Chart.

Melanie makes since then annually a plate or cd. In recent years, she by her son, Beau ' Virtuoso ' Jarred Schekeryk, accompanied on guitar.

In July 2004, at CNR Paled by Dimmer Light from her cd. She has a loyal following in all age groups. They have been considered as an important female singer-songwriter.

In 2005, Photographher lp, considered by many to be her masterpiece, re-released as Double Exposure, with a bonus cd of previously unreleased tracks.

In 2010 the latest by her husband Peter Schekeryk produced CD Ever Since You Never Heard of Me from. Schekeryk died suddenly In October 2010.

In 2012 was a musical written about Mel's life with her husband, under the name Melanie and the Record Man. [1This musical was staged a few weeks in Rochester in New York, invariably for sold out audiences.

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Because Melanie in 1969 a planned action in Netherlands had to say because of disease, saw the Organization of the event was forced to come up with an alternative. This alternative was a pop festival in Geleen, which became the first edition of Pinkpop would prove to be.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album with any chart positions (and)

in the Dutch Album Top 100

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position

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Born To Be 1968 onb
Back In Town 1968 onb
Affectionately/Melanie 1969 onb En: Back in town
Melanie/Candles In The Rain 1970 onb
"left" about Wine 1970 onb
RPM (Soundtrack) 1970 onb
All The Right Noises (Soundtrack) 1971 onb
The Good Book 1971 onb
Gather Me 1971 onb
Live At Montreux 1971 onb Live album
Garden In The City 1971 onb
Stoneground Words 1972 onb
Melanie at Carnegie Hall 1973 onb
Please Love Me 1973 onb
Madrugada 1974 onb
As I See It Now 1974 onb
Sunset And Other Beginnings 1975 onb
Photograph 1976 onb
Phonogenic/Not Just Another Pretty Face 1978 onb
Ballroom Streets 1979 onb
Arabesque 1982 onb
Seventh Wave 1983 onb
Am I Real Or What 1985 onb
Melanie 1987 onb
Cowabonga 1989 onb
Precious Cargo 1991 onb
Freedom Knows My Name 1993 onb
Silver Anniversary Unplugged 1993 onb
Old Bitch Warrior 1995 onb
Unchained Melanie 1996 onb
Her Greatest Hits Live & New 1996 onb Compilation album
Lowcountry 1997 onb
On Air 1997 onb
Antlers 1997 onb
Moments from my life 2002 onb
Crazy Love 2002 onb
Paled by Dimmer Light 2004 onb
Photograph Double Exposure 10-2005 onb

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single with any chart positions (and)

in the Dutch Top 40

Date of

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Date of

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position

Number Of

weeks

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"Bobo's Party" 1969 tip
"Uptown downtown" 1969 tip
"Beautiful people" 1969 15-11-' 69 9 9
"Lay down (candles in the rain)" 1970 07-03-' 70 1 (2 wk) 13 with Edwin Hawkins Singers
"Ruby Tuesday (Look what they've done to my song ma recommended)" 1970 tip
"Peace will come (according to plan)" 1970 19-09-' 70 6 10
"Stop I don't wanna hear it anymore" 1970 21-11-' 70 10 7
"Brand New Key" 1972 15-01-' 72 9 6
"Do you believe" 1973 tip

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number with listing (s)

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Beautiful people 528 508 624 438 548 574 485 545 648 554 603 585 706 654 674
Lay down (candles in the rain) (with Edwin Hawkins Singers) 879 1070 928 781 809 861 996 1145 1350 1041 1587 1436 1586 1514 1636
Ruby tuesday - - - - - - 1681 1283 1445 1790 1471 1574 1654 1755 1804

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