Melanie recalls a rainy day at Woodstock


FLOWER CHILD—Pop star Melanie will perform her hits from the 1970s tonight, Oct. 14, at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills.
On a rainy Friday night in August 1969, 22-year-old Melanie Safka inspired some 400,000 people to light candles at the historic Woodstock Music Festival in upstate New York.
Then an unknown singer-songwriter, Melanie was the quintessential hippie earth mama. She had wispy, long hair, wore floor-length caftans, and sang songs like “Beautiful People” and “Birthday of the S...

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