Melanie at Woodstock
Performed on Day 1
Started at 11.00 pm, Friday, 15th
Played for 25 min.
Further Information
Festival Day Chronology
Prev. artist Ravi Shankar at 10.00 pm
Next artist Arlo Guthrie at 11.55 pm

Melanie's solo set was short but sweet though you can hear her anxiety in her voice. She performed at 11 pm on Friday, the 15th.

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

Musicians Edit

  • Melanie Safka - vocals, guitar

Setlist Edit

  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 Edit

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 Edit

Other sources than the officials mentioned below are film outtakes.

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References Edit

  1. German Wikipedia, article Woodstock-Festival
  2. All Music Guide - Melanie biography