Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Send Melanie To The Hall Of Fame


Here's a worthwhile petition drive to request the induction of Melanie into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If you'd like to sign the petition, go to LetHerIn.org

Who is Melanie, you ask? Oh ye of little musical knowledge, you janey-come-lately, you. Give this a looksee and see if it doesn't ring a bell or two:




OK, so you are too young to have ever heard of her. So it goes. Still, these are her accomplishments and she is most deserving in many ways.


1). MELANIE HAS SOLD MORE THAN 80 MILLION RECORDS !

2). MELANIE'S "BRAND NEW KEY" WAS A #1 HIT IN THE U.S. ~ CANADA ~ SOUTH AFRICA ~and~ AUSTRALIA IN 1971 !

3). MELANIE WAS THE TOP SELLING RECORDING ARTIST IN THE WORLD IN 1971 !

4). MELANIE WAS AWARDED BILLBOARD'S #1 TOP FEMALE VOCALIST IN 1972 !

5). MELANIE WAS AWARDED TWO GOLD ALBUMS !

6). MELANIE WON AN EMMY IN 1989 FOR TELEVISION'S "BEAUTY & THE BEAST" !

7). MELANIE WAS THE FIRST SOLO/POP/ROCK ARTIST EVER TO APPEAR BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS !

8). MELANIE WAS THE FIRST SOLO/POP/ROCK ARTIST EVER TO APPEAR AT CARNEGIE HALL.

9). UNICEF APPOINTED MELANIE AS THEIR OFFICIAL SPOKESPERSON AND AMBASSADOR IN 1972 !

10). MELANIE WAS THE FIRST SOLO/POP/ROCK ARTIST EVER TO APPEAR AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE !

11). MELANIE WAS THE FIRST SOLO/POP/ROCK ARTIST EVER TO APPEAR AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE !

12). MELANIE'S APPEARANCE AT THE 1969 WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL PROMPTED THE NOW COMMON PHENOMENON OF SIGNALING AN ARTIST FOR AN ENCORE BY HOLDING UP SOME FORM OF LIGHT: (Then it was with a candle, which emerged into lighters, now it's cell phones)! (The Song was "Candles In The Rain")

13). MELANIE WAS THE ONLY ARTIST TO BRAVE THE COURT INJUNCTION AND PERFORMED AT THE POWDER RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL IN 1970 !

14). MELANIE WAS THE SECOND ARTIST (after The Beatles) TO HAVE THREE SEPARATE SINGLES ON BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S HOT 100 CHART AT THE SAME TIME <> ("BRAND NEW KEY", "RING THE LIVING BELL" ~and~ "THE NICKEL SONG") !

15). MELANIE WAS THE YOUNGEST FEMALE SOLO/POP/ROCK ARTIST TO SELL-OUT THE CONCERTAGEBOUW IN AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS !

16). MELANIE'S SONGS HAVE BEEN COVERED BY: CHER ~ DOLLY PARTON ~ MACY GRAY ~ THE NEW SEEKERS ~ RAY CHARLES ~ BILLIE JO SPEARS ~and~ MOTT THE HOOPLE !

2 comments:

Janet said...

I LOVED her! And that song, OMG, loved loved loved it! Her voice is still beautiful :-)

Team Gherkin said...

I knew she played on the first day at Woodstock in 1969! I hold up my candle for her stuff, for sure! heh heh
yalayta
Mal :)