Melanie Ann Safka-Schekeryk (b. 1947; known professionally as Melanie) is a U.S. singer-songwriter.
Born on the 3rd February 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…
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