Thursday, September 2, 2010

melonie's little beetle



My sister Jennie used to sing this song decades ago. I think she actually did a better job than Melanie. Last night I was bathing my youngest daughter and sang the almost forgotten tune. Melanie Safka had other folk hits during the late '60's - early 70's. 'Brand New Key', 'Beautiful People' and 'What Have They Done To My Song Ma'.

Never heard of her? Melanie was the ninth act to perform at Woodstock. The slot she played was originally intended for the Incredible String Band, who refused to play in the rain. Her experience at Woodstock later inspired her to write 'Lay Down' (Candles in the Rain). Melanie is an authentic flower child...er...flower elderly person (now).
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