Thursday, 5 April 2018

candles in the rain

Having performed at Woodstock, Strawberry Fields, the Isle of Wight festival and the original Glastonbury Fayre, singer/song-writer Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk’s 1970 breakthrough hit “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” was inspired—reportedly—by audiences lighting candles during the various acts, though most of the flames were actually lighters. Melanie, as the artist goes by, is probably most recognised for her 1976 single “Brand New Key”—otherwise referred to as the Roller Skate song.