How Did Peter Schekeryk Died: Singer Melanie’s Husband

Peter Schekeryk was a record producer who was married with Melanie, an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for the 1971–72 global hit ‘Brand New Key’ plus her 1970 version of ‘Ruby Tuesday’. Couple tied knot, in 1968. They had three children together.

Peter Schekeryk and Melanie Marriage

Peter Schekeryk and Melanie tied knot in 1968 in presence of family and friends. Couple first daughter Leilah was born on October 3, 1973. Their second daughter named, Jeordie was born on March 27, 1975; and third child a son named, Beau Jarred, born on September 11, 1980.

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Leilah and Jeordie, when aged 7 and 6, released a cover of “There’s No One Quite Like Grandma” that charted in Canada, reaching No. 27. Peter died in 2010. Melanie was a vegetarian in the early 1970s; she also practiced fasting. Family resided near Nashville, Tennessee. Melanie died on January 23, 2024, at the age of 76.

Who Was Melanie?

Melanie identified herself politically as a Libertarian, stating, “I’m a total Libertarian, and I am not a Democrat, a Socialist, or a Republican.” She followed Meher Baba for a while in the early years of her career which had an impact on some of her songs, including “Love to Lose Again” and “Candles in the Rain”. Melanie was inspired to create “Motherhood of Love” after having a profound encounter with Mata Amritanandamayi, commonly known as Amma or the “hugging saint” from India, in 2006.


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Peter Schekeryk Death

Peter Schekeryk was born in 1942. At the age of 68, he died on 26 October 2010, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States. He Co-founded Neighborhood Records (2) together with Melanie in 1971. After his death, Melanie never get married again. Peter’s father-in-law, Frederick M. Safka (1924–2009), was of Ukrainian ancestry and his mother-in-law, jazz singer Pauline “Polly” Altomare (1926–2003), was of Italian heritage

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