Monday, August 19, 2013

Melanie - Sunset and other Beginnings

Melanie played at Woodstock.  On day one.  She came on after Ravi Shankar, and she was followed by Arlo Guthrie.    In an interview with WAMC Radio in Albany, NY broadcast on December 20, 2007, Melanie stated that the producers of the Woodstock Festival maintained offices in the same building that she did. Due to this, Melanie asked to be part of the Festival.  During her set the audience lit up candles to accompany the music. Later she wrote a song about that which was a great hit: "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" [2].  Melanie's solo set was short but sweet though you can hear her anxiety in her voice.  She performed at around 11 pm on Friday, the 15th.  Melanie played instead of The Incredible String Band who refused to play while it was raining[1].  Way to go, Mel!  She played 7 songs:  
  1. Close to It All
  2. Momma Momma
  3. Beautiful People
  4. Animal Crackers
  5. Mr. Tambourine Man
  6. Tuning My Guitar
  7. Birthday of the Sun

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