Lay Down (Candles in the Rain): MELANIE

Australian singles chart:
Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) entered the Kent charts on 8 June 1970 and peaked at #2. The song was #23 on the Top 100 of 1970.

The song is on Candles in the Rain which entered the Kent album charts on 19 October 1970 and peaked at #2.

Melanie Safka

Peter Schekeryk

Record label of Australian release:

The recording was a collaboration between Melanie and the Edwin Hawkins Singers, who had reached the US Top Ten the previous year with Oh Happy Day.
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Melanie (Melanie Safka) performed in the rain at Woodstock on the first day of the festival (15 August 1969). When the rain stopped, members of the crowd lit candles to let other people know that everything was “bright” (OK). Melanie was so moved by the sight that she wrote this song to commemorate it.
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