Lay Down

Just getting ready for Glastonbury and feeling the summertime festival vibe when I came across this classic of Melanie from 1970. There is a dense weave of history going on here. The protest movement was in full swing, Afro’s were both a symbol of that and a fashion accessory. It was a time when many performers were part of the counter culture, especially in the folk scene. The Dutch audience look really square and then get turned on by the strength of the performance, which is blisteringly powerful. Melanie with an amazing spirit of conviction gives the audience a protest song from the heart. Todays pop stars might want to take note- You have powerful voices, you should use them.


I pulled this from LadyBunny blog who says much the same thing


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