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Birth name Melanie Anne Safka
Born February 3, 1947 (1947-02-03) (age 74)
Origin Astoria, Queens, New York, US
Genres Folk, pop, country
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1967–present

Melanie Anne Safka (better known as Melanie; born February 3, 1947) is an American singer and songwriter. She is best known for hit songs, like "Ruby Tuesday" and "Brand New Key". Another well-known song is about performing at the 1969 Woodstock Festival: "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)".

In 1989, Safka won an Emmy Award for writing the lyrics to "The First Time I Loved Forever". It was the theme song to the television series Beauty and the Beast.

Safka was born in the Astoria area of Queens in New York City.

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