Safka, Melanie

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Portrait of Melanie Safka (click to view image source)
Melanie Safka
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Safka, Melanie Gender: F
born on 3 February 1947 at 07:35 (= 07:35 AM )
Place New York NY, USA, 40n42, 74w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°51' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 14°10 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 23°00'


American songwriter, recording artist and poet, who wrote her own material. Her attitude was light, childlike and free, as she preferred a world of beauty and sympathy. Her songs included "I've got A Brand New Pair of Rollerskates, You've Got A Brand New Key," which became a catchy hit.

Melanie Safka is the winner of a Grammy, an Emmy, scores of top female vocalist awards, and the hearts

of millions from Woodstock to Albert Hall. Over her long career, Melanie has recorded over 25 albums and sold millions of records. She was the first contemporary solo artist to play Carnegie Hall, the Met, the Sydney Opera House, and for the United Nations General Assembly. While Melanie pursued her career, she also contributed time and energy for a while as the chief spokesperson for UNICEF. Her lyrics and thoughtful and provocative, delivered with passion and intensity.

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Source Notes

Jim Eshelman quotes her statement on the inside of her album "Born to Be." Sy Scholfield quotes the 25th Anniversary CD for birth data that gives 7:00 AM, "1947, 7 am - February 3rd - Melanie Born to Fred and Polly Safka, Astoria, Queens, New York...."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection