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Melanie (IV)

With her sweet, captivating voice, quirky yet insightful songwriting and bubbly, upbeat, free-spirited hippie persona, pop and folk singer/songwriter Melanie totally epitomized the whole "flower power" counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. She was born Melanie Anne Safka on February 3, 1947, in Queens, New York, and grew up in the Astoria ... See full bio »
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 2013 The Bridge (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- ID (2013) ... (performer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited)
 2012 Carmina or Blow Up (performer: "I Will Survive" - as Melanie Safka)
 2011 A Few Best Men (writer: "Brand New Key" - as Melanie Safka)
 2011 Raising Hope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What Up, Cuz? (2011) ... (writer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited)
 2010 Doctors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- If You Want Something Done (2010) ... (performer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited)
 2010 Jackass 3D (Documentary) (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key" - as Melanie Safka)
 2009 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Maximum Cloneage (2009) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester" - uncredited)
 2009 Wer hat Angst vor Wilhelm Reich? (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Beautiful People" - as Melanie Safka)
 2009 Taking Woodstock (performer: "Beautiful People") / (writer: "Beautiful People" - as Melanie Safka)
 2007 The Calling Game (performer: "Beautiful People") / (writer: "Beautiful People")
 2006 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Love & Monsters (2006) ... (writer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited)
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Debut (2006) ... (performer: "Beautiful People") / (writer: "Beautiful People")
 2005 Evil Aliens (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)" - as Melanie Safka)
 2005 Inside Deep Throat (Documentary) (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key" - as Melanie Safka)
 2004 Imaginary Heroes (writer: "Tonight's the Kind of Night" - as Melanie Safka)
 2001 Who Will Comfort Viivi? (TV Movie) (writer: "Mulla on uudet rullaluistimet (Brand new key)" - as Safka Melanie)
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Werewolf (1998) ... (writer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited)
  Chicago Hope (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1997) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- Brain Salad Surgery (1997) ... (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key")
 1997 Boogie Nights (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key" - as M. Safka)
 1993 Household Saints (performer: "Lay Down (Candles in the Wind)") / (writer: "Lay Down (Candles in the Wind)")
 1990 Woodstock: The Lost Performances (Video documentary) (performer: "Birthday of the Sun" - as Melanie Schekeryk) / (writer: "Birthday of the Sun" - as Melanie Schekeryk)
 1989 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- A Distant Shore (1989) ... (lyrics: "The First Time I Loved Forever")
 1987 Helsinki-Naples All Night Long ("To Be A Star")
 1981 John Wilson's Mini-Musicals (Video) (writer: "Brand New Key")
  The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1977) (performer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Episode #1.8 (1977) ... (writer: "What Have They Done to My Song, Ma?")
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (performer: "Cyclone", "Over the Rainbow", "That's Entertainment!") / (writer: "Cyclone")
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)")
- Episode dated 17 June 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)")
- Episode dated 10 June 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)")
- Episode dated 27 May 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)")
- Episode dated 13 May 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)")
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 20 August 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Look What They Done to My Song")
- Episode dated 30 July 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Alexander Beetle")
 1973 Hitler's Harlot (writer: "What Have They Done to My Song, Ma" - uncredited)
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 18 October 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Look What They Done to My Song")
- Episode dated 12 June 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Look What They Done to My Song")
 1970 R.P.M. (performer: "Stop! I Don't Wanna' Hear It Anymore", "We Don't Know Where We're Goin'") / (writer: "We Don't Know Where We're Goin'")
 1969 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1969) ... (performer: "Baby Guitar", "Silver Threads and Golden Needles")
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Show Show Self (20 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Cowabonga - Never Turn Your Back on a Wave" (Bairle Records) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Melanie Safka
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Personal Quote:

My idea about songs is that once you write them, you have very little say in their life afterward. It's a lot like having a baby. You conceive a song, deliver it, and then give it as good a start as you can. After that, it's on its own. People will take it any way they want to take it. See more »

Trivia:

Noted pop and folk singer, performed at the original Woodstock rock festival in 1969. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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