MILEY CYRUS Performs with Woodstock Legend MELANIE – Watch Them Perform Hits “Look What They’ve Done To My Song Ma” & “Peace Will Come (According To Plan)”
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Melanie Safka, the legendary folk rock singer more commonly known as MELANIE, is recognized internationally for her hit tracks “Brand New Key”, “Look What They’ve Done To My Song Ma”, “Peace Will Come (According To Plan)”, and more. Singer songwriter MELANIE recently joined pop music star Miley Cyrus to perform and record a number of tracks for Cyrus’ “Backyard Sessions” series, presented by the Happy Hippie Foundation. The videos are part of a major social media initiative between Cyrus and Facebook where charitable donations can be made through the site.
The Happy Hippie Foundation is designed to fund programs and help provide homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable youth populations with consistent support services, education and employment opportunities.
You can watch the unique, eclectic collaboration videos now via Miley Cyrus’ official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MileyCyrus. Every future Happy Hippie Backyard Session will be available for viewing via this page. Other videos in the series include musicians such as Joan Jett, Ariana Grande and Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace.
You can also watch each video in a comprehensive news piece via FUSE TV: http://www.fuse.tv/videos/2015/05/miley-cyrus-backyard-sessions-melanie-safka
The FUSE article states, “Safka, who performs simply as MELANIE, has been strumming and singing for four decades. Her rugged, soaring voice is a perfect match for Miley’s; it’s hard to believe these two are just singing in a back yard, rather than onstage at the Grand Ole Opry or Woodstock ’69. (Which, incidentally, featured MELANIE on the bill.)”
Miley Cyrus is a self-proclaimed fan of MELANIE, having previously recorded “Look What They’ve Done To My Song Ma” to widespread acclaim and having used the song for the Free the Nipple campaign. Cyrus calls MELANIE, “a hippie hero and always a prophet of a peace,” on her Facebook page. Following the Session, Miley Cyrus added, “it was such a magical day… It was a dream to sing beside her.”
MELANIE shares, “Here’s our Miley, taking action to have an impact on the world, in the tradition, not only of the Woodstock generation, but artists who are determined to make a difference.” She adds, “Miley is the voice of unity in a divisive world.”
Since 1967, MELANIE has sold over 120 million copies of her 40+ albums, and her songs have been covered by a variety of artists such as Cher, Dolly Parton, Barbara Streisand, Nana Mouskouri, Dion, Ray Charles, Dollyrots, Hilltop Hoods, and of course, Miley Cyrus. She was one of only three female solo artists to be featured at the legendary Woodstock in 1969, amongst Janis Joplin and Joan Baez. In 1979, MELANIE won an Emmy for her lyrics to Beauty and the Beast. She has written three plays – her most recent one, Melanie and the Record Man, as a tribute to her late husband. The show sold out 15 nights in a row during its launch run in Rochester, NY and is currently being negotiated for off-Broadway showings.
Of late, MELANIE has performed sold out tours in Australia and the Netherlands, and recently released her ‘1984’ album featuring newly uncovered live performances. She will release a Live in Australia album this year, in addition to four more albums in the UK this summer. 2016 will mark MELANIE’s 50th year in music. She is set to release commemorative ‘Legacy’ sets in celebration, is currently recording an upcoming album of newly written songs, and is in the midst of publishing her autobiography.
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