Melanie at Woodstock
|Performed on||Day 1|
|Started at||11.00 pm, Friday, 15th|
|Played for||25 min.|
|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 Safka - vocals, guitar
- Close to It All
- Momma Momma
- Beautiful People
- Animal Crackers
- Mr. Tambourine Man
- Tuning My Guitar
- Birthday of the Sun
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)" .
Other sources than the officials mentioned below are film outtakes.
- 1971: Woodstock II
- 1994: Woodstock - Three Days of Peace and Music
- 2009: Woodstock: 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm