Vera Lynn Biography (Wikipedia)
Dame Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ (née Welch; 20 March 1917 – 18 June 2020) was an English singer, songwriter and entertainer whose musical recordings and performances were very popular during the Second World War. She was widely referred to as the "Forces' Sweetheart" and gave outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India and Burma during the war as part of Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). The songs most associated with her are "We'll Meet Again", "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover", "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "There'll Always Be an England".
She remained popular after the war, appearing on radio and television in the United Kingdom and the United States, and recording such hits as "Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart" and her UK number-one single "My Son, My Son". Her last single, "I Love This Land", was released to mark the end of the Falklands War. In 2009, at the age of 92, she became the oldest living artist to top the UK Albums Chart with the compilation album We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn. In 2014, she released the collection Vera Lynn: National Treasure and in 2017, she released Vera Lynn 100, a compilation album of hits to commemorate her centenary—it was a No. 3 hit, making her the first centenarian performer to have a Top 10 album in the charts. By the time of her death in 2020 she had been active in the music industry for 96 years.
- Michael Ball pays tribute to Vera Lynn who turns 100 on the 20th Marchhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04p6n4b.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04p6n4b.jpg2017-03-12T13:33:00.000ZMichael Ball remembers the time he performed with Dame Vera Lynn.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04wm5sl
Michael Ball pays tribute to Vera Lynn who turns 100 on the 20th March
- Alfred Aarons talks about Vera Lynnhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p014slh3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p014slh3.jpg2013-02-07T13:17:00.000ZAlfred Aarons - recorded at The People's Songs gallery in The British Music Experience - remembers listening to Vera Lynn during World War II.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p014slhf
Alfred Aarons talks about Vera Lynn
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