Melanie Safka performed at Woodstock.
This fact alone should have earned her a Folk Thursday appearance long ago.
She also has a loose Oklahoma connection, albeit in a rather vague, Six-Degrees-of-Separation sort of way: She was once a follower of Meher Baba, who was injured in a 1952 car accident near Prague.
Vocally, she reminds me of Mary Travers.
Somehow I did not realize until this evening that Melanie was responsible for “Brand New Key.” Enjoy!
4 thoughts on “Folk Thursday: Melanie”
omg – look at Jonny Cash too – how handsome was he
i had a Melanie record .. well i think i inherited from my big bro – and i loved Brand new key
I think if you look up “hot” in the dictionary, you will find a picture of Johnny Cash, circa 1970.
i only know the ‘old’ Johnny … did he have his own show over there ??
Back in the late ’60s or early ’70s, he hosted a variety show. There are tons of videos of it on YouTube. I think it was where he started the whole “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash” thing — that was how he opened each episode.