Melanie Safka came into my life (musically speaking) around late 1970/early 1971. She was the ultimate “flower-child” of those times, and made it quite clear on many occasions how she disliked the manipulation aspects of the music industry. Her “Tuning My Guitar” makes it quite clear that she is a free spirit and will fight manipulation …
… but this song (below) was, I think, my introduction to Melanie.
As for my daughter having the same first name? That is not entirely coincidental!