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Melanie
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Melanie at Woodstock
Performed on Day 1
Started at 1.00 am, Saturday, 16th
Played for 25 min.
Further Information
Festival Day Chronology
Prev. artist Ravi Shankar at 12.00 am
Next artist Arlo Guthrie at 1.45 am

Melanie's solo set was short but sweet though you can hear her anxiety in her voice. She performed at 1 am on Saturday, the 16th.

Melanie played instead of The Incredible String Band who refused to play while it was raining[1].


Musicians[]

  • Melanie Safka - vocals, guitar

Setlist[]

  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

Miscellaneous[]

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].

Availability[]

Other sources than the officials mentioned below are film outtakes.

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