Photo ©️Karen Ingram
Melanie first shot to stardom with her unforgettable appearance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.
Melanie’s singles Brand New Key (Roller Skate Song), Lay Down (Candles in the Rain), Peace Will Come, Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma and Ruby Tuesday have all achieved chart success with Brand New Key reaching #1 and remaining in the charts for 18 weeks in 1971. In the USA, Melanie has had 13 Top 40 hits, including 3 #1 hits.
A true pioneer for female musicians, Melanie’s long list of achievements boasts a number of firsts including:
The first female performer to have three Top 40 hits concurrently: Brand New Key, The Nickel Song and Ring the Living Bell
The first Solo/Pop/Rock Artist ever to appear before the General Assembly of the United Nations
The first Solo/Pop/Rock Artist ever to appear at Carnegie Hall
The first Solo/Pop/Rock Artist ever to appear at The Metropolitan Opera House The first SOLO female Artist who sold out the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Melanie’s list of accolades and acclaim certainly is an extensive one but as the New York Times suggests “MELANIE is an Artist who has no need to ‘LAY DOWN’ everything she has done to take her place in Music History!”
Melanie performs exclusively for Port Fairy Folk Festival in 2019.