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American singer/songwriter (born February 3, 1947 in Astoria, New York as Melanie Anne Safka), currently residing in Nashville. In 1971, she formed her own label Neighborhood Records (2) with her husband producer Peter Schekeryk (1942-2010). They were married in 1968 and had 2 daughters Leilah And Jeordie and 1 son Beau Jarred Schekeryk. For a time, at the beginning of her career, Melanie was a follower of Meher Baba.

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Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk (born February 3, 1947), professionally known as Melanie or Melanie Safka, is an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for the 1971–72 global hit "Brand New Key", plus her 1970 version of "Ruby Tuesday", which was originally written and recorded by the Rolling Stones, her composition "What Have They Done to My Song Ma", and her 1970 international breakthrough hit "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" (inspired by her experience of performing at the 1969 Woodstock music festival).

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