About the show
What a wonderful interview with a wonderful lady! A distinct pleasure to interview the noted singer-songwriter, MELANIE.
Steve di Costanzo hosts Radio Base Camp heard on WPKN 89.5FM, listener-supported radio in Bridgeport, CT (with a rich tradition as a freeform station back to 1963) During the interview we covered all the festivals (she went to so many in those early days). We talked about how she got into the business and met her husband Peter in the process. The early days at Woodstock, Isle of Wight and even the ill-fated 1970 Powder Ridge Rock Concert in CT where just two days before the event, the city cancelled the event. Still, 30,000 came...and Melanie was the ONLY performer who played!
We play some music and Melanie talks about...songs like Beautiful People, Brand New Key, Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) and the rare 45rpm Seeds from the WPKN vault...(only released in England and not on any albums). A few days after our talk, her husband Peter passed away.