Melanie landed in the New York City music and radio scene in the late 1960’s. Her first single Beautiful People immediately became a turntable hit. Her first tour began with an impressive 40-day run of shows at Paris’ world-famous L ’Olympia Theater at the personal invitation of Bruno Coquatrix. The event will be held at SHAMc on March 27, 2022. Door will open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 5:30.
In the years to come Melanie would entertain millions: at An Aquarian Exposition (the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival), at Carnegie Hall, and the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury music festivals, The Sydney Opera House, the South Korean DMZ, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Royal Albert Hall, and many more theaters, halls, and beloved music clubs around the globe. Melanie launched Neighborhood Records, making her the first American woman to open a mainstream record label. She recorded over twenty chart hits, many of which have been re-recorded. Melanie received an Emmy after composing lyrics for the theme song of the hit television series Beauty and the Beast. “What Have They Done to My Song Ma” was re-recorded by Ray Charles with the Count Basie Band.
Nina Simone delivered a remarkable rendition, as well. “(Lay Down) Candles in the Rain” was re-recorded by Mott the Hoople on their 1971 album Wildlife. Meredith Brooks and Queen Latifah later re-recorded the anthem. “Some Say (I Got Devil)” was re-recorded by Smith’s front man Morrissey. These are only a few of the many performers who have re-recorded Melanie’s works. Melanie has always known her calling in life was to entertain. Audiences have welcomed her to the stage for more than fifty years, and she continues to perform today.
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More Fun Facts About Melanie:
She came to prominence during the late 1960’s as part of the American Folk music artists scene, however, unlike Joan Baez, Melanie failed initially to succeed in the U.S. Professionally known as Melanie, she has created numerous successes with sales exceeding twenty-five million records during her career. She first auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam, where her popularity rapidly grew within fans.
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