Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Melanie Safka - Ruby Tuesday

Here's Melanie Safka, better known simply by her first name, doing a pretty live cover of The Rolling Stones' Ruby Tuesday. If you follow Dreamtime, you might see I'm walking through days of the week a la Theme Time Radio Hour, and yesterday posted the Stones doing their original on The Ed Sullivan Show. That prompted reader TarBabyJim to mention Melanie's version, which I sought out on YouTube and from the available choices, thought this one from 1982 the best.

Jim runs a site - with the proposed intent of seeing Melanie inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A worthwhile goal for a lady who deserves the recognition. Melanie was the first female performer to have three Top 40 hits concurrently - Brand New Key, Ring The Living Bell and The Nickel Song - and was Billboard's #1 Top Female Vocalist for 1972.

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