Hope, Maurice
September 2008
Maverick;Sep2008, Issue 74, p43
The article features hippie folk singer Melanie. Melanie was born Melanie Safka in New York City in 1947 from a Ukrainian father and an Italian mother. According to the author, Melanie's impassioned vocals differentiated her from other folk singers. Melanie's first influences were musicians Joan Baez, Edith Piaf and Billie Holliday. She became a part of the songwriter boom in the 1970s after deciding to take her career a step further. In 2008, Melanie will launch her album "Motherhood of Love."


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