Melanie passed away a few weeks ago. People today don’t remember her well, but Melanie had giant hits in the early 1970s and performed at Woodstock in 1969. This song – Lay Down – was inspired by her performance at Woodstock and how the crowd responded to her.
She was a bit of a rebel with her recording companies yet has an extensive discography.
The late 1960s and early 1970s are full of beautiful songs implemented a variety of vocals. Melanie worked with the Edwin Hawkins Singers for a inspirational recording with Lay Down. It’s a hippie anthem – maybe almost a hippie hymn. It should not be forgotten.